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Here is an abbreviated April 2005 programme.  For a full programme, kindly click on the April 2005 icon above.  The coloured words are hyperlinks to further information.

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






Sun 3

Fountain Gully

Once on top, great views with perhaps a swim and the view of the highest waterfall in the Magaliesberg.

Wed 6

Bartlett’s Farm


A relatively easy walk to the kloofs with running water. Take in some splendid view.

Sun 10

Castle Gorge

A favourite.  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 or the magnificent water fall for lunch, swim, then head back to the car park.

Sun 10

Distance hike

Challenge yourself in an exciting new distance hike, ending at Castle Gorge. 3 groups as follows: A – From Foothold , B – From Breedtsnek, C- From Fountain Gully.

Tues 12

Slide Show

“Audio-visual – a digital presentation” by Paul Salvado (FPSSA)

Wed 13

Castle Gorge

A firm Wednesday favourite!

Sat 16/ Sun 17

Retief’s Kloof

Magnificent waterfalls and rock pools. Camping Sat night optional. Rating of hike to suit group.

Sun 17


A hardish hike up to the blockhouse provides an excellent view of the Hartbeespoort Dam. There are kloofs to explore and maybe pass an elephant sanctuary on the way back. Relax with a braai to end the day’s outing.

Sun 17

Tswaing Crater

Tswaing – “place of salt”. Meteorite crater with salt lake.

Wed 20

Hennops Picnic Spot

Easy ramble near river and undulating hills. Picnic lunch afterwards.

Sat 23

Foothold Monthly Camp or day visit

As usual, and bring a drink at 17H45 to “Foothold Sundowner Classics”, 45 mins of music and discussion by Andy Johnston.

Sun 24

Foothold hike

Facilities open to all. Laze, walk, bird watch, socialise or help with maintenance. Sat eve S/C braai. Sun hike official or own arrangement.

Fri 22 to Wed 27


Fanie Botha Trail

5 day hutted backpack. One of the pioneer hiking trails in SA. This beautiful hiking trail is located on the Drakensberg excarpment in the Sabie area, with splendid hiking.

Wed 27

Northern Farm

Enjoy this brand new venue very close to home with endless hiking trails.

Sat 30 to Mon 2 May

Mahai, Drakensberg

Car camp in this beautiful area of the Berg.   Magnificent mountains which lure you up their slopes to enjoy fantastic vistas.