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Below is an abbreviated December 2005 programme.  For a full programme, kindly click on the December 2005 icon below.  The coloured words are hyperlinks to further information.

Any queries on the programme, please contact our administrator: 011 462 2993.

C = Constantia Park (Outside Gateway House):  F = Fourways Mall (Outside Game Main Entrance)

 B = Book with leader:   * = Leader of the day  # = Co-leader

TRANSPORT FEE: Sunday hikes – fee indicated is per person, approximate and based on 4 in vehicle   BOOKINGS: Members receive preferential bookings.


Fee R

(non  member)


return distance



Fee – R






Sat 3/4



Retief’s Kloof hike (R5)

Enjoy wonderful views and pools deep in the Magaliesberg. Booking essential. Camping on Sat for those who want.

Sat 3

End of Year Function (check out 2004's fun)

Our annual dinner/ dance is once again upon us! Come and celebrate at Old Ed’s. Booking essential

Sun 4

Castle Gorge

Once you’ve made it to the saddle head off and explore. The rock formations will amaze you if you just use your imagination – chess pieces, dogs, seals. Relax by the pools for lunch, then head back to the car park.

Tues 6

Slide show/ club eve

“ Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal” – a digital presentation by Sue Gulcher of Free Spirit.

Wed 7

Bartlett’s Farm hike

One of the easier hikes with wonderful views from the kloofs.

Sat 10 to Sun 18

Strandloper Trail – 5 day backpack

Hike from Kei Mouth to Gonubie, and enjoy a few days of relaxation as well1.

Sun 11

Bergheim hike and braai

It’s a steep ascent but there is excellent hiking on top. Perhaps a swim in a natural pool is what you’re after – we can oblige. Return to a refreshing swim and braai.

Tues 13 to Sat 17

Port St Johns to Port Edward backpack

Another option for the Transkei. Enthusiast. Backpack this wonderful section of the coast over 5 days

Wed 14


Always a favourite with many areas to explore and close to home.

Sat 17 to 1 Jan

Christmas Camp at Munster at Natal South Coast.!

Join us for a wonderful break at this wonderful camping site.

Sun 18

Fountain Gully hike

A bit of a steep hike to the top of the mountain, but rewarding views to the south of farm fields. There’s a vulture restaurant and the highest waterfall in the Magaliesburg to visit. Lunch next to and swim in cool pool.

Wed 21

Castle Gorge hike

Nothing need to be said- just enjoy this special place in the Magaliesberg

Sun 25

Bergheim Christmas Hike and braai

One of the most scenic hikes, enjoy a Christmas braai afterwards




Wed 28 to 2 Jan

YOUTHFUL: Amatola 6 day backpack hutted trail

One of the top big hikes in Southern Africa –100km. Traverses slopes and high peaks through the most beautiful scenery imaginable, including numerous waterfalls, cascades and pools.

Fri 30 to Mon 2

Foothold Monthly Camp or day visit

See in 2005 (check out 2004 celebrations)

Facilities open to all. Laze, walk, bird watch, socialise or help with maintenance. Sat eve s/c braai.. Own or official Sunday hike

Sun 1

Foothold hike

One of JHC’s most popular hiking venues, and with good reason. Four diversified routes take you to the escarpment from where there are a myriad of hiking trails.