Stories from around the camp fire

Imagine you are in some remote place, sitting around a campfire, watching the flames light up the faces of those around you, and listening to the night sounds.

Sit back with a warm drink, relax and enjoy the trail tales, together with photographs, as told by our hikers.
Share your adventures with the Johannesburg Hiking Club, email them to [email protected]

Kiddies Corner » Kids Christmas Tree
24 - 25 November 2012

Saturday afternoon there was a treasure hunt for the kids. The hunt was to find a pot of Gold. There was a trail set out…

Midweek Recce » Recce at Hooglands
21 November 2012

The JHC are always on the lookout for possible new venues for both Sunday and Wednesday hikes the latter being much easier to find due…

Trail Report » Uitsoek Backpack
16 - 18 November 2012

The Uitsoek backpack trail is a two-day 29 5km hike through the foothills of the Drakensberg in southeast Mpumalanga. The publication Hiking Trails of South…

Drakensberg » Ships Prow
26 - 28 October 2012

This is an account of one of the most (in fact the most) interesting adventurous strenuous but thoroughly enjoyable hike I have ever done in…

Kiddies Corner » Surprise Hike
14 October 2012

Arriving at the meeting place where all hiking enthusiasts gather all dressed in their gear some in longs and others in shorts there is an…

Adventure Hike » Fern Kloof
14 October 2012

The weather did not look promising lots of clouds mild temps and rain in the air but 10 of us kitted up for the day’s…

Whale Trail » 26 September – 1 October

After a lovely drive from Johannesburg over nighting in Graaff-Reinet and buying some last minute supplies in Swellendam Dave and I drove the well maintained…

Didima » Drakensberg Camp
(21 Sep 2012 - 24 Sep 2012)

So this was my first time to Cathedral Park and camping with JHC. A very big adventure. The camp site had all the conveniences of…

4 Day Backpack » Magoebaskloof Hike
(9 Aug 2012 - 12 Aug 2012)

Participants: Tom & Ann Kenny Rod Allport Ellen Hagerman Stephan & Megan Ingram Bronwynne Hanger Jill Salt Wendy and Emma Acton Barbara Myburgh Sue Desmond…

Getaway Hike » Hennops River
(29 July 2012)

Getaway (the main sponsors and Hi‐Tec (suppliers of sporting foot wear)) are cooperating to present a programme of day hikes in the Gauteng area. These…

Weekend Hike » Suikebosrand Backpack
(18 May 2012 - 20 May 2012)

Having not backpacked in 12 years I decided to organize and lead a 3 day backpack hike at Suikerbosrand and with the assistance of Marion…

Easter Camp » Mahai Camp
(6 Apr 2012 - 9 Apr 2012)

Great venue for hiking super campsite wonderful company organised leader tasty happy hour super display of Easter bonnets/hats with amazing prizes full moon and the…

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