28-30 October 2016 Rustig, Hekpoort  R650 for members and R680 for non-members  24 members have paid and are going to enjoy this weekend at Rustig.   Saturday night’s dinner is being catered but you need to bring food for all the other meals. Also, remember your cozzie as there is a lovely pool.   We are looking forward to seeing… Read more →


Date: Sunday 30 October 2016 Venue: Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve Time: 06.30 for 07.00 (Please note the early start) Cost: R80 for members and R100 for non-members. (Kindly note this is a pre-paid hike) This is a 4 hour, guided hike, and we have been advised to start early so please meet at Rietvlei at 06.30 so we can be ready to start walking with the guide at… Read more →


Date: Tuesday 25 October 2016 Venue: Golden Reef Road Runners Club Address: Andrew Street, Horizon, Roodepoort Time: 7 for 7.30pm Presention on “Lightning” Prof Estelle Trengove from the School of Electrical & Information Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand will be coming to talk to us about “Lightning”. I have heard the talk before and it is extremely interesting. As “Hikers” we definitely… Read more →


HIKE:              LANGBERG HIKE DATE:      17 – 19 MAY 2013 TYPE:              BASE CAMP AREA:      VREDE/MEMEL – FREE STATE We had a few newbie’s on this hike – hope they all enjoyed and that we would be seeing them soon again.   Although this was not the hike we originally booked it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. We had 16… Read more →


HIKE:              RIETVLEI NATURE RESERVE  DATE:      8 – 10 FEBRUARY 2013  TYPE:              BACK PACKING  AREA:      IRENE / PRETORIA  Our first hike for 2013 and I decided to book a back packing one and also wanted to make sure we didn’t have too far to travel. Well we could hardly have got any closer to home. The Rietvlei Nature Reserve is very… Read more →


DATE:      10 – 12 AUGUST 2012 TYPE:              DAY HIKE AREA:      DRAKENSBERG This was a revisit for those of us doing the Annapurna Circuit in October, and we watched the weather report in the days leading up to the weekend with great anticipation – and we were not disappointed at all. We had snow snow and more snow…it was a total… Read more →

ROTSVAS : Weekend Hike

DATE:      20 – 22 JULY 2012 TYPE:              BASE CAMP AREA:      CLARENS – FREE STATE We were welcomed with the usual Free State hospitality! All arrived safely and we made sure that we all had enough warm bedding and clothes. The cottage was adequate and very clean – there was only a bath and no shower and we found that there… Read more →


DATE:      15 – 17 JUNE 2012   TYPE:              BACK PACKING   AREA:      JUST SOUTH OF JOHANNESBURG   Well most of us have done numerous day hikes here and anticipated a rather easy amble, and what a pleasant surprise we had.   We arrived on the Friday afternoon all in good time before the gate closed, all kitted out and ready… Read more →

Mountary Sanctuary Park

  Day Hike – Sunday 27 May: Mountain Sanctuary Park, Magaliesberg. What a stunning venue this is and definitely worth getting up at 5 am and driving an hour and a half to get there! The wonderful rock formations, the crystal clear pools, the grotto, the views of Buffelspoort Dam and the indigenous vegetation were very much appreciated by the… Read more →


DATE:      18 – 20 MAY 2012 TYPE:              DAY HIKE AREA:      DRAKENSBERG Two things I learnt this weekend – 5 km is not always 5 km – talk about 54 km later, and not everyone is awake when driving back to the backpackers from a long hike – more to follow re both stories!! Doing the Sentinel is by no means… Read more →