Snare Search

By Sheila Head | September 16, 2019

In the conservancy where Engedi is situated (where we are holding our year-end weekend), they have a problem with poaching. Every month they organize a snare search called “1 snare, 1 life”. Here are the details we have received, should you wish to become involved. They take place once a month on the second Sunday of…

Day Hike Cleanup October

By Sheila Head | September 16, 2019

Date: Sunday 27 October 2019 Venue: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Poortview, Roodepoort Time: 8 am Cost: No charge John Leroy, one of our members who is very involved with the Botanical Garden, has organized a clean-up of litter at this beautiful venue. Let’s help to keep in beautiful. We will meet at the Garden when it opens at 8…

Day Adventure September

By Sheila Head | September 16, 2019

Date: Sunday 29 September 2019 Venue: Tapimanzi Adventures, Parys. Cost: R280 for adults & R250 for Seniors & children under 12. Let’s go river rafting on the Vaal! We have done this in the past and it is really great fun. Mark has booked for 10 people provisionally. Please let him know URGENTLY if you would like to attend. You then…

DAY HIKE – AUGUST 2019

By Sheila Head | August 17, 2019

Date: Sunday 25 August 2019 Venue: Milorho Lodge, Rietfontein, Rustenberg Time:  07:45 Cost: R85 for members & R95 for non-members. R30 for children under 10. For those who will be braaing after the hike, we would also appreciate a small donation towards the charcoal please as it has become very expensive. Meet at the main gate and Mark will collect the…

Day Hike – June

By Sheila Head | June 20, 2019

Date: Sunday 30 June 2019 Venue: Bergheim Holiday Resort, Magaliesberg. Tel: 014 537 2363 Time:  07:45 Cost: R40 for members, R55 for non-members plus R25 per vehicle. No discount for seniors. Please tell the staff at the gate that you are with Florida Hiking Club and that we will pay as a group. Pay Mark cash on the day – please try…

Day Hike April

By Sheila Head | April 13, 2019

Date: Sunday 28 April 2019 Venue: Mountain Sanctuary Park, Magaliesberg Time:  07:45 Cost: R150 for members and R170 for non-members – payable in advance. Plus R50 per car which only has to be paid on arrival. This hike is on the expensive side but really worthwhile. It is a beautiful, pristine reserve with stunning views, amazing rock formations and lovely…

Weekend & Longer Hikes

By Sheila Head | February 14, 2019

We hope those going on this coming weekend’s hike to Stumvrug, Bela Bela, will have a great time and that the lovely rains we have been having this week will hold off.  ____________________     Please refer to the attached Excel document for full details of the trails listed below plus other hikes for the rest of the year.…

Proposed Day Hikes For The Next Three Months

By Sheila Head | February 14, 2019

Kindly note that these are subject to change. March 31st Sable Ranch, Magaliesburg https://www.sa-venues.com/things-to-do/ gauteng/sable-ranch-hiking-trail/ April 28th Dome Pools, Magaliesburg http://www.sofar.co.za/dome-pools/ May 26th Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Pretoria http://www.tshwane.gov.za/sites/tourism/NatureConservation/Pages/Austin-Roberts-Memorial-Bird.aspx

Day Hike February

By Sheila Head | February 14, 2019

Again this month, unfortunately, we have had to change where we will be hiking because the FROGS trail has been closed indefinitely. Date: Sunday 24 February 2019 Venue: Hadeda Camp, Hennops Hiking & Mtb Trails (R511) Time:  08:00 Cost: R80 for members, R100 for non-members and R40/R50 for school children (pay in cash on the day) Hennops is a lovely trail…

Day Hike January 2019

By Sheila Head | January 16, 2019

We had proposed Dome Pools, Magaliesburg, for the day hike but, unfortunately, they could only accommodate 11 people this month. As the January day hike is usually the most popular of the year, we have decided to do the following:   Date: Sunday 27 January 2019 Venue: Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Mondeor Time:  08:00 Cost:  No Charge   Start:…