Hiking & Mountaineering


 

Camp Formosa Hut Kloofing Kloofing Hiking

Whether you are an experienced mountaineer or just starting out and in need of guidance, the club's vast experience offers the opportunity to experience and share hiking and mountaineering with like-minded individuals who has a love for adventure and an appreciation of nature. The club offers its members access to a wide variety of breathtaking areas, well off the beaten track. These include access to its own and other MCSA sections' properties and mountain huts (read more here).

Our mountaineering and hiking events varies from easy walks to real adventures. If you are interested please contact the relevant meet leader. This can be done either at the Thursday evening social before the meet or by phone/email. Newcomers, friends and families are welcome, but contact must be made with the leader well beforehand. Determining the size of the group and whether individuals has the suitable experience and abilities is the leaders prerogative.

 

Download the Summer Meetsheet 2016/17

Changes to our meetsheet will not reflect on this copy, for more up to date meet information see (and subscribe to) our calendar. Meet may not always take place as advertise, we recommend you always confirm with the meet leader.

The standard meeting place for starting all meets is in the parking area in front of the Westway Centre at the corner of Cape Road and 6th Avenue Newton Park and the time is 08:00 unless otherwise stated.

Hike/Meet Leader Resources

Guidelines to Leaders
MCSA EP Meet Register and Indemnity Form

Weekly Wednesday Lady's Slipper Walk

Every Wednesday afternoon a group meet at 4pm at the Westway Centre and go out and climb our own Lady’s Slipper. The actual climb uses the existing footpath and usually starts at 4:45pm and is over by 6:15pm. The group often follow the climb with an inexpensive meal at a country restaurant. Members and guests welcome.

Highlights

Baviaanskloof Reunion Camp 2016

Baviaanskloof Reunion Camp 2016

[singlepic id=36 w=600 h=300 float=right] Applications are now open for the Baviaanskloof Reunion C[...]
Baviaanskloof National Camp 2015

Baviaanskloof National Camp 2015

The MCSA 2015 National Camp, hosted by the EP Section, was held in the western Baviaanskloof from 5 [...]

Upcoming Events

Feb
25
Sat
all-day KK KLOOF
KK KLOOF
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day
Leader: VIERA WAGENER 0828687820 A weekend of exciting kloofing is promised in this exceptional kloof. Technical kloofing equipment required.
Mar
4
Sat
all-day Postponed: FORMOSA HUT/ROBBERG F...
Postponed: FORMOSA HUT/ROBBERG F...
Mar 4 – Mar 5 all-day
More information coming soon. Leader: FRANCOIS SEARLE 0829043086 A family weekend at the hut with a walk around the Robberg peninsula as a highlight. Children welcome.
Mar
12
Sun
all-day ST FRANCIS DAY TRAIL
ST FRANCIS DAY TRAIL
Mar 12 all-day
Leader: ANA HAY 0832258563 There are a number of excellent hiking trails around the St Francis area. Ana, who lives there, will take us on an interesting walk through some indigenous coastal vegetation. Trail fees[...]
Mar
19
Sun
all-day VERMAAKSKOP
VERMAAKSKOP
Mar 19 all-day
Leader: CLIFF HOPKINS 0827843242 The plan is to tackle Vermaakskop via the jeep track that winds up from the East. This passes through some lovely indigenous vegetation including the rare Oldenburgia. Wonderful views from the[...]
Mar
25
Sat
all-day KOUGA SWIM
KOUGA SWIM
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day
Leader: WERNER ILLENBERGER 0836261917 The water will still be warm enough for a swim down the Kouga River. We will camp on the banks we will be able to drift and swim long sections of[...]
Mar
26
Sun
all-day VAN STADENS RIVER BERG
VAN STADENS RIVER BERG
Mar 26 all-day
Leader: GAVIN McLACHLAN 0832726300 We will park at the dam warden’s house and climb this peak from the gorge. This is an easy day that gets you to the top of a lovely peak.
Apr
1
Sat
all-day ALEXANDRIA TRAIL
ALEXANDRIA TRAIL
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day
Leader: JEFF FERREIRA 0837806162 One of the national hiking trails, this one winds through the forests and over the dunes at Woody Cape at the northeastern end of Algoa Bay. It forms part of the[...]
Apr
9
Sun
all-day VAALVLEI
VAALVLEI
Apr 9 all-day
Leader: TERTIUS COETZEE 0829270440 An easy to lower moderate leg stretch along the paths and jeeptracks of eastern Groendal. Our aim is to climb Spitzkop and then head for Vaalvlei. After lunch we will check[...]
Apr
14
Fri
all-day EASTER AT FINELLA FALLS
EASTER AT FINELLA FALLS
Apr 14 – Apr 17 all-day
Leaders: ZETA MICHAU & WERNER ILLENBERGER 0836261917 We will be based at the disused farmhouse on Finella Falls. There are plenty of activities possible, from exploring the waterfall – a 1800 m drop in all[...]
Apr
22
Sat
all-day YELLOWOODS CAMP SITE
YELLOWOODS CAMP SITE
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day
Leaders: TREFOR LLOYD & GAVIN McLACHLAN 0832726300 The plan is to use the southern dam route to get to the top of the dam and to camp for the night in the yellowoods. We will[...]