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:…


By Sheila Head | December 9, 2018

Do please let us know which of the following you would be interested in: 15 – 17 March Hel’s River, Middelburg Back Packing Accommodation varies from chalets to rooms to your own tents. A guide is provided for the first day to assist with crossing one of the pools with a two man boat. This…


By Sheila Head | December 9, 2018

Date Venue Website address Jan 27th Dome Pools, Magalies burg http://www.sofar.co.za/dome-pools/ Feb 24th Frogs Hiking Trail, Cullinan http://www.footprint.co.za/frogs.htm Mar 31st Sable Ranch Magaliesburg https://www.sa-venues.com/things-to-do/gauteng/sable-ranch-hiking-trail/ Apr 28th Klipriverberg Nature Reserve, Mondeor https://shesaid.co.za/hiking-klipriviersberg-nature-reserve/ May 26th Austin Roberts Bird sanctuary, Pretoria http://www.tshwane.gov.za/sites/tourism/NatureConservation/Pages/Austin-Roberts-Memorial-Bird.aspx June 30th Ezemvelo nature reserve, Bronkhorspruit http://www.ezemvelo.co.za/activities/hiking/ July 28th Klipkraal hiking trail, Heidelberg https://www.gauteng.net/attractions/klipkraal_hiking_trail Aug 25th…

Day Hike – September

By Sheila Head | September 20, 2018

Date: Sunday 30 September 2018 Venue:  Modderfontein  Reserve Time:  08:00 Cost: Payment is made at the gate and not at reception and the cost is R30 per adult and R15 for kids. The map costs R10 and is also payable at the gate. The walking trails are part of a 275-hectare private park, which is the second-largest private…

First Aid Kits

By Sheila Head | August 10, 2018

Following an incident on a weekend hike recently, it came to light that very few people carry first aid kits when hiking. It is imperative that every hiker carries such a kit. These are readily available from Clicks & Dischem. It doesn’t have to be big but the most important items are a burn shield, a roll…

April – Kumbagana Game Lodge Day Hike

By Sheila Head | April 10, 2018

Date: Sunday 29 April 2018 Venue: Kumbagana Game Lodge/Eagle Cove, Buffelspoort Road, Magaliesberg Time:  08:00 Cost: R120 per person which must be PREPAID  If you haven’t already let Mark know you wish to attend Please contact him urgently: mvandermerwe4@fnb.co.za   /   082 301 1235 (sms or Whatsapp only please) Once you have let him know, you must please pay the required…

Day Hike – Eagle Cove/Kumbagana Game Lodge

By Sheila Head | April 8, 2018

This month’s day hike on Sunday 29th April will be at Eagle Cove/Kumbagana Game Lodge, Buffelspoort Road, Magaliesberg. This hike has to be PRE-PAID. Mark has provisionally booked for 20 hikers and you must let him know by Monday, 9th April if you would like to attend as we have to pay a large deposit by 10th April and the balance…