Welcome ... to the official web trail of the Johannesburg Hiking Club. We trust you will enjoy this journey with us.

Mission statement ...of the Johannesburg Hiking Club is to ensure and organise a continuing programme of hikes and hiking related events, and to foster a sense of responsibility towards the environment within which its hiking activities take place.

Take a hike ...interested?Hiking trails in South Africa and in the Magaliesberg, where you will meet like minded outdoor and conservation orientated people who wear heavy boots and smell like the mountain air. Youthful, midweek and Sunday hikes, backpacks, base camp weekends, slide show/club eve and social events. Hiking in South Africa can be fun - try us!
Spring is in the air, get out those boots ...
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Below is an abbreviated September 2006 programme.  For a full programme, kindly click on the September 2006 icon above.  The coloured words are hyperlinks to further information.

Any queries or bookings, kindly contact the club 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

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return distance



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Fri 1-Sun3




Baviaanskraans Hutted Trail

 Hutted backpack in Rustenburg Nature reserve.

Sun 3



Bergheim Hike & Braai

It’s a steep ascent but there is excellent hiking on top. Spring is here! Perhaps you can cool down in the pools on top. Afterwards return to a swim and Braai.

Wed 6

Segwati Hike

A favourite. Lots of game to be seen along the way. Packed lunch afterwards and perhaps a swim.

Sun 10

Castle Gorge Hike

Wind carved stone statues, shady kloofs and cool waterfalls. What more could you ask for?

Tues 12

Slide show-Club Evening

‘The Enchanted Islands – A Journey to Ecuador & Galapagos Islands’ By Howard Rayner

Wed 13

Suikerbosrand Hike

Easy along rolling hills. Perhaps spot some game and bird life.

Fri 15

Barnyard Theatre

Join us for a club social at the Barnyard Theatre at Cresta. Details to be advised.

Sun 17

Mokabi Hike

A zigzag path will leads to superb views of the amphitheatre. Walk along the knife-edge between north and south Magaliesberg.

Sun 17

Youthful-Bergheim Hike

It is a steep ascent but there is excellent hiking on top. Perhaps a dip in the pools. Return to a refreshing swim and Braai.

Wed 20

Groenkloof hike

Near the Fountains in Pretoria. Enjoy this pleasant hike. Several species of game to be seen.

Fri 22-Mon 25

Youthful – Didima Gorge Drakensberg – Wilderness Trail

3 day backpack. Hike into Didima Gorge on Saturday; spend the night in Leopard Cave. Hike to Eland Cave and other rock art sites on Sunday. Spend the night in Poachers Cave and hike out on Monday.

 Fri 22 –Mon 25

Entabeni – Northern Limpopo – Hutted Trail.

A hutted backpack.

Sat 23 – Mon 25

Mahai (12) – Base camp

Camping in own tents in the beautiful Drakensberg. Saturday night Potjie Booking with Rob essential.

Fri 22 pm - Sun 24

Foothold Monthly camp or day visit

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

Sun 24

Foothold Hike & Braai

Ascend via the chain ladder or perhaps up through the Footloose Gully. A magnificent panorama waits once top. Enjoy a braai with friends afterwards.

Sun 24 – Fri 29

Wild Coast Meander

Enjoy walking beautiful beaches of the Wild coast. Staying in hotels from Kob Inn to Morgans Bay. All meals included.

Wed 27

Castle Gorge Hike

Explore this magnificent area on spring day. Easily one of our best hikes.