Township Walkathon

By Sheila Head | April 13, 2019

1 JUNE 2019 – 8 AM Regina Mundi, Rockville, Soweto We have been sent information about this 14 km walk/cycle across Soweto. You will pass Soweto Towers, Mandela’s house and Vilakazi Street. The cost to enter is R70 per person. You are requested to bring old clothes and tin food which will be donated to Othandweni…

SAN Parks Honorary Rangers Kruger Rustic Bush Camp – Nyarhi

By Sheila Head | April 13, 2019

We have been given the opportunity to participate in one of the Honorary Rangers Kruger bush Camps. There are two dates available: 29 August – 1 September  OR  26 – 29 September The cost per camp is R 24 400.00 for a group of eight  or R 3 050.00 per person This is a relaxed…

Club Night April

By Sheila Head | April 13, 2019

Tuesday 30 April 2019 Golden Reef Road Runners Club Andrew Street, Horizon, Roodepoort 7 for 7.30 pm Presentation by Ernest Porter – Animals & Birds of the Kgalagadi Many of you have been to Ernest’s previous presentations so will know what a fantastic photographer he is. Please don’t miss this evening as it is going…

Orange River Rafting

By Sheila Head | March 10, 2019

Date: 20 – 24 September 2019 Venue: Oewerbos Camp, Vioolsdrift, Northern Cape Cost: R4000 which includes all meals Bill has provisionally booked for this adventure but he needs to pay a deposit and confirm ASAP. If anyone is interested please contact him urgently otherwise we will have to cancel the booking. I did a similar trip in 2004…

Club Night March

By Sheila Head | March 10, 2019

Tuesday 26 March 2019 Golden Reef Road Runners Club Andrew Street, Horizon, Roodepoort 7 for 7.30 pm Presentation by Andrew Hankey – Orchids of the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden Andrew Hankey is the assistant Curator at the Botanical Garden and a Specialist Horticulturist. He is a very interesting and knowledgeable speaker and will be…

Club Night February

By Sheila Head | January 16, 2019

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday 26 February 2019 7 for 7.30 Please join us (all welcome – members as well as non-members) for our AGM, after which cheese and wine will be served. Kindly note that only paid up members are able to vote.   We, the committee of the Florida Hiking and Adventure Club, hereby give notice to…


By Sheila Head | December 9, 2018

Tuesday 29 January 2019 Golden Reef Road Runners Club Andrew Street, Horizon, Roodepoort 7 for 7.30 pm Social Bring & Braai As usual for our first meeting of the year we will have a social evening and bring and braai. Do join us and share the holiday/hiking experiences that you have enjoyed during the festive season.

Kruger National Park has gone to the dogs

By Sheila Head | November 19, 2018

There are said to be over 500 rhinos killed every year in the Kruger National Park, which is far too much in any man’s language. That is why there is now a Canine Unit established at the world famous park which is doing very well. The purpose of the dogs is to smell out the…


By Sheila Head | October 31, 2018

Please read the following carefully – remember to resize your photos and submit them to Marc Leroy by 6 November. His email address is The judging  will take place at Club Night on Tuesday 27 November. There will be a fee of R20 per category to enter (payable on 27 Nov) and you may only submit 3 photos per category. For example if you enter all…

Photographic Competition

By Sheila Head | September 20, 2018

As most of you know, this is held annually and judged at our Club Night in November. To give you advance notice, the categories for this year are listed below. Please note that we now have TWO open categories for those who do not hike regularly. Except for the open categories, all photos have to have been taken on a…