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Date Coordinator Description Details Grade
Sun 29 Mar 2020
Desiree
084 640 0079
This hike has been cancelled following the announcement of the 21 day lock down as a result of the COVID 19 virus. 
Sun 29 Mar 2020
Kevin
072 236 4779
This hike has been cancelled following the announcement of the 21 day lock down as a result of the COVID 19 virus. 

 

 

Sat 28 Mar 2020
Desiree
084 640 0079
Due to the corona circumstances beyond our control, the birthday braai has been postponed until we receive confirmation that any immediate danger of infection has passed. Until then, stay safe and take care. 
Social
Sun 22 Mar 2020
Desiree
084 640 0079
Join us for an easy 8km walk through part of the Green Belt - bring 2 litre water, snacks, hat, friends, family, dogs (socialized) and the guest fee of R20 if not a member of the Meridian Hiking Club - please bring the correct amount. Dogs on leashes welcome.Drinks and socialise at the hotel afterwards.  
 
 
 

The Alphen Trail

Alphen Trail, Constantia · Cape Town

How to find us

Meet at the start of the Alphen Trail on Alphen Drive behind the Alphen Hotel, Constantia.

Queries - WhatsApp or SMS only

2Aa
Sun 22 Mar 2020
Tim Jenkin
072 463 3202
Classic B grade scrambling route with some exposed pitches. Rock scrambling abilities and a head for heights are needed on this route. Duration 4 to 5 hours.

08:30 at Cecilia forest car park. View map.

R40 cash guest fee for non-members. Please bring the correct amount

Please book with Tim by email, SMS, WhatsApp or Meetup

2Dd
Sun 22 Mar 2020
Keith
082 749 9284
  This is a FIT intermediate hike. We with start at Theresa Ave. Go up Woody Ravine. Have lunch/tea at the beautiful Tranquillity Cracks, do some exploring. We will descend via Corridor Ravine and back to cars. Should take around 5 hours.

08:30 at Theresa Ave parking.

R40 cash guest fee for non-members.

Please email Keith to book.

2Cd
Sat 21 Mar 2020
Ashley
Duration: 7 – 8 hours Difficulty: Moderate, Long Distance: 22km

Meet up with Ashley at Iona Wine Estate at 07:00. Hike starts promptly at 07:30.

 

R50 activity fee is payable via EFT by no later than 13 March 20. Additional R40 cash guest fee for non-members (please bring the correct amount).

Numbers will be limited so booking is essential - Ashley (email only).

 Bring plenty of water, snacks & lunch.

 Kogelberg is situated about 90km

south-east of Cape Town.

Directions1:

Take the N2 towards Somerset West, turn right onto Viljoenshoop road and then turn left onto Highlands road. Stay on Highlands road for about 13km and then turn left into the Iona Wine Farm (the last 3.9km leading up to the farm is a gravel road).

 Directions 2:

Take the N2 towards Somerset West, turn right onto the M165/Sir Lowry’s Pass road, left onto the R44. Continue around the coast, passing Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay, Kleinmond and Arabella Country Estate. Turn left onto Highlands road (gravel road for about 6.7km) and then turn right into the Iona Wine Farm. 

5Bc
Fri 20 Mar 2020
Taryn
082 256 7044
The Young Meridians, ages 18 to 28. Join us for an hour long easy walk (about 4km) followed by drinks at the bar afterwards.  Bring some water and your friends along. Do wear comfortable walking shoes. R20 guest fee applies for non-Meridian Hiking Club members - exact amount, please.

Meet by 6 pm in the parking area of Peddlars on the Bend, Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia. 

1Aa
Sun 15 Mar 2020
Desiree
084 640 0079
Come and enjoy an easy hike approximately 5kms with beautiful views across Camps Bay and surrounds.Drinks afterwards at van Hunk on Upper Union Rd.Bring at least 1L water, snacks, friends, family, hats and sunblock.R20 visitors fee for non Meridian Hiking Club members on the day - exact amount please. Dogs on leashes welcome.
 

Kloof Neck car park

Tafelberg Road · Cape Town

How to find us

Start of Tafelberg Rd, opposite the MyCiti bus stop.

Queries - WhatsApp or SMS only

2Aa
Sun 15 Mar 2020
Keith
082 749 9284
Climb up India Venster route to the upper cableway station. The hike involves some scrambling sections - not suitable for people with fear of heights and/or exposure. We will take the cable car down. Intermediate hikers are welcome. This is a very good introduction to some very basic scrambling. Bring money for cable car ticket or your cable card,  More...

08:30 at Cableway parking.

R40 cash guest fee for non-members.

Please email Keith to book.

2Cd
Sat 14 Mar 2020
Mecheal
082 640 1268
This mountain trail hike runs above Harold Porter, in the Kogelberg Biosphere, with views across the bay and Overberg fynbos in abundance. We walk East to West, then cut through town (some road walking) to the beach and walk along the coast back to the cars.

Meet for 9am in the carpark at Harold Porter Botanical Gardens; bring plenty of water, snacks, lunch. Dogs welcome with leash & poop bags! Optional: money for lunch; swimsuit for swim after hike. +- 3 hours. Heavy rain cancels. R20 guest fee for non-members, please bring exact change.      

Please book with Mecheal via WhatsApp/SMS or email to: treasurer@meridian.org.za  or 082 640 1268 

2Ab
Thu 12 Mar 2020
Sam Greyvenstein
082 498 0361
Easy one hour walk with drinks afterwards. Bring friends, family, water and R20 guest fee if not a club member. 

Meet by 6.30 pm at Peddlars on the Bend, Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia. 

1Aa
Tue 10 Mar 2020
Karen Watkins
Restobar, gin, craft beers, wine. Specials on Tuesdays of Happy Hour between 4pm and 6pm on selected drinks, plus two for one on featured flatbreads uRestobar, gin, craft beers, wine. Specials on Tuesdays of Happy Hour between 4pm and 6pm on selected drinks, plus two for one on featured flatbreads until 7pm.  Pay as you go. No joint bills. &  More...

17.45, at Shop 1, The Ironworks, 240 Sir Lowry (Main) Road, Woodstock.

Sun 8 Mar 2020
Desiree
084 640 0079
Take a walk through the forest, enjoy great company, finish off with drinks at Forries afterwards. Bring friends and family, water, snacks, and R20 guest fee if not a member of Meridian Hiking Club - please bring the correct amount. Dogs on leashes welcome.
 

Newlands Forest

Table Mountain National Park · Cape Town

How to find us

In the car park of Newlands Forest, in front of the Working on Fire base (before you get to the helipad).

Queries - WhatsApp or SMS only

2Aa
Sun 8 Mar 2020
Colin Seftel
083 441 7495
Perdekop, Mount Rochelle Nature Reserve, Franshoek.  Avoid the road closures and head north! Perdekop is the highest peak in the reserve at 1575m with spectacular views from the summit. We will follow a circular route about 13km which will take 6 -7 hours. 

Meet at the entrance gate (on Franshoek Rd Pass) at 8.30am. 

There is a R50 entrance fee and Wild cards are not accepted. The guest fee for non members will not be charged for this hike but numbers are limited so please book early. 

Be prepared for very hot conditions. 

3Bc
Fri 6 Mar 2020
Sam Greyvenstein
082 498 0361
Join Sam and friends at 6.30 pm for a chilled evening at The range Market relaxing to the sounds of Mr Brown and enjoying something to eat fron one of the many foodstalls. 

Orpen Road, Tokai. 

Lat., long.-34.060457, 18.433588

Sun 1 Mar 2020
Desiree
084 640 0079
Enjoy amazing views from between the trees, good company and plenty of fresh air. Bring 2 litre water, snacks, friends, family, hat and jacket. R20 guest fee applies for non Meridian Hiking Club members - exact amount please. Dogs on leashes welcome. Drinks at Forries afterwards.
 

Constantia Nek Parking, Hout Bay Road, Cape Town

ERF1021 Rhodes Dr · Cape Town

How to find us

Meet up in the car park across the road from the La Parada eatery, behind the fruit hawkers.

Queries - WhatsApp or SMS only

2Ab
Sun 1 Mar 2020
Keith
082 749 9284
Fit intermediate hike (slower pace). We will hike up Constantia Corner to De Villiers Dam and back. Hike should not be more than 4 hours

08:30 at Constantia Nek parking.

R40 cash guest fee for non-members.

Please email Keith to book.

2Cc