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Below is an abbreviated January 2006 programme.  For a full programme, kindly click on the January 2006 icon above.  The coloured words are hyperlinks to further information.

Any queries regarding the programme, kindly phone 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

(non  member)


return distance



Fee – R






Sun 1

Foothold Hike

Start the new year on a high, take the chain ladder to the top of the Magaliesberg.

Wed 4


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

Sun 8

Bartlett’s Farm hike and braai



A relatively easy walk to the kloofs with running water. Hike to the edge of the mountain for a superb view. To finish a fine days hike there is a braai.

Tue 10

Slide show/club eve

“France and Italy- 2005” by Robin Hoare

Wed 11

Tswaing Crater

Tswaing means “place of salt”.A meteorite crater with a salt lake. Good birding as well!

Fri 13 to Tues 17

Otter Trail backpack

This backpack 5 day trail speaks for itself. The Otter Trail is one of those rare places of utmost beauty that stirs the imagination and touches the soul. 

Sun 15

Retief’s Kloof

Enjoy marvellous hiking next to Foothold in the Magaliesberg. Booking essential

Sun 15

Castle Gorge Hike

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.

Wed 18

Melville Koppies West

Explore this historic area from the Floreum to the koppies on the west side of the reserve.

Sun 22

Mokabi Hike

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

Wed 25

Castle Gorge

Always a favourite. No description required.

Fri 27 to Sun 29

YOUTHFUL: Rooikrans Trail, 2 day basecamp

In the Loskop dam area. Wonderful new trail, not far from Jhb, on a game farm. Hike along the escarpment, through various ravines, indigenous forests and rivers.

Sat 28 and Sun 29

Foothold Monthly Camp or day visit

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

Sun 29

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.  After a good day of hiking, enjoy a braai with friends.