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Some interesting new hikes...

Below is an abbreviated August 2011 programme. For a full programme, scroll down and click on the August 2011 icon below.
Links have been inserted on certain hikes below where further information is available.

For further information on the programme contact the club administrator: Tel :087 940 1903 or 010 590 1903

August 2011





Tues 2

Slide Show/Club Evening

"Experiences of Switzerland and Liechtenstein by Bike: Uniting People and Cultures From Across the World" (Digital)

By Christina Fatti

Wed 3

Groenkloof  hike

Near Fountains in Pretoria. Enjoy this pleasant hike and perhaps spot some game.

Thurs 4 –Tues 9

Num-Num Hutted Trail (b8)

Payment on booking

5 day backpack in the Machadodorp area. With indigenous forests, gorges, ravines, cascades, interesting rock formations.

Fri 5 – Tues 9

Drakensberg wilderness Trail – Mweni. (Trail fees at venue)

Payment on booking

Up Mweni cutback and down Rockeries pass. A truly spectacular hike.  Friday night in chalets at Bergville camp site.

Sun 7

Benlize hike

Great kloofs to climb and wonderful African bushveld. Views over Pecan Wood and the Dam.

Sun 7

Somabula hike and braai.

Near Cullinan

  Experience the beauty and tranquillity of this hidden valley with plenty of game to spot.  Braai under lapa overlooking dam.

Tues 9

Slide Show/Club Evening


Wed 10

Van Gaalen’s Cheese Farm hike & Lunch

Relatively easy hike along the mountain bike tracks. Light lunch afterwards at their restaurant.

Sun 14

Castle Gorge hike

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



Sun 14

Castle Gorge - photographic

Great hiking and a wonderful opportunity for all you photographers to get some great pics!!!

Fri 12 – Sun 14

Adventure: Castle Gorge

Castle Gorge weekend patrol and camp over at Piranha Pools



Wed 17

Fountain Gully hike

Steep ascent but once on top the views are great.

Alternate hike for the slow group.

Sun 21

In field Leader Training @ Fountain Gully

Calling all “New Leaders” Join Tom Kenny to learn new routes and valuable info on leading hikes.

Sun 21

Fountain Gully hike

A steep ascent but once on top the views are great. You can hike along the top and swim in the rock pools.

Wed 24

Benlize hike

Great kloofs to climb and wonderful African bushveld. Views over Pecan Wood and the Dam.

Fri 26 – Sun 28

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 Sunday.

Sun 28

Foothold hike & braai

The chain ladder and Footloose gully will get you to the expansive summit plateau with its pools and easy walking on top.


Sun 28

Hike Recce

All new leaders if you are not leading why not come along and explore this new hike near the cable car at Hartbeespoort Dam.

Wed 31

Castle Gorge hike

Explore this area via different routes at the top and beyond at this favourite venue.


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