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Sun 10 Nov 2019
Desiree
084 640 0079
An easy stroll along the beach until we get tired then turn around and retrace our steps and pop in for drinks at the Blue Peter. Dog friendly beach and venue, please come prepared with poop bags in the event that your pooch marks territory along the way. What to bring - water, jacket depending on the weather, friends, family, R20 guest fee for non  More...

Meet at 2pm across the road from the Blue Peter lawns. Please Whatsapp or SMS only. 

Sat 9 Nov 2019
Meridian Committee
This year, members are invited to a very special 3-course meal, together with your first drink, at Pampoenkraal in Durbanville, on the 9th of November at 12 for 12.30! So let's all put on our glad rags and enjoy this very special occasion. See the delicious menu below. There will also be catering for vegetarians, so please make sure to indicate i  More...

Pampoenkraal in Durbanville, on the 9th of November at 12 for 12.30

GPS co-ordinates

https://goo.gl/maps/yMKtSoXaAL8mqBF1A

Please do not leave any valuables in your car.

Social
Thu 7 Nov 2019
Sam Greyvenstein
082 498 0361
     

 

Sun 3 Nov 2019
Mecheal Wickham
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 10am in the carpark at Harold Porter Botanical Gardens; bring plenty water, snacks, lunch. 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

2Ab
Sun 3 Nov 2019
Desiree
084 640 0079
Take a walk through the forest, enjoy great company, finish off with drinks at Forries afterwards. Even though Movember is about men's health, we can still honour the fathers, brothers, friends and the mighty men who set us an example in life. As with Womens' Day, we would like to collect toiletries for the men at Kensington Home for the Aged. They  More...

Meet at 2pm – 5pm. In the car park of Newlands Forest, in front of the Working on Fire base (before you get to the helipad). Bring friends and family, water, snacks, and R20 guest fee if not a member of Meridian Hiking Club. Whatsapp or SMS only please

1Bb
Sun 3 Nov 2019
Colin Seftel
083 441 7495
It's an out-and-back route from Tokara estate, 5-6 hours.  We begin through the vineyards of Tokara and Thelema estates onto the upper slopes.  The summit is at 1390m with a spectacular 360° view of the winelands.  There is some easy scrambling, but lots of loose stones on the steep path makes the descent potentially treacherous.  Bring plenty  More...

Meet at Tokara estate at 08:30.  The turn-off is clearly marked near the top of Helshoogte Pass (R310).  From there, follow the farm road until you come to the Tokara Delicatessen and park.
There is no entrance fee, but we have to register with the estate security.
R40 guest fee for non-members.
Numbers are limited, so please book early with Colin.
Entrance is not permitted if there is poor visibility.

2Dd
Sat 2 Nov 2019
Desiree
084 640 0079
Calling all hikers who are not rugby fans! Join me for a hike through this reserve with its magnificent views from north to south and out over the sea. We may be lucky and see one of the buck who live there. There is a R20 entrance fee to the reserve (R10 for over 60's) and R20 guest fee applies as usual for non Meridian Hiking Club members. Bring   More...

Meet at 10 am at the entrance to the reserve - top of Totius Street, Welgemoed. Please whatsapp or SMS only. 

1B
Sun 27 Oct 2019
Colin Blake
082 532 3124
Up through the forest to the top contour, along to above Kirstenbosch. A further climb upwards through the forest, then follow a long circuit through the forest back to the cars.   

1pm at Newlands Forest Station parking area (where helicopters are). +/- 4 hours. Please book with hike leader (whatsapp or sms). Rain cancels.

2Cc
Sun 27 Oct 2019
James Windrum
Come & enjoy an easy hike with beautiful views. Drinks afterwards. Bring 1L water & your friends. Rain cancels.

2pm at Kloof Nek car park (as you'd turn to go to the cable car).

R20 cash guest fee for non-members.

For enquiries email James. No need to book.

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Fri 25 Oct 2019
Frank Dwyer
082 882 4388
Fybos Trail – 3 day / 2 night trail in the pristine Walker Bay / Stanford area. 3 day of relatively easy hiking over the undulating hills behind Grootbos Nature Reserve. Day 1 7km / Day 2 11km / Day 3 8km. Coastal and Mountain Fynbos and ancient mikwood forest. Fully catered and guided trail.

Meet at Steinbos Farm at approximately 13h00 on 25th, finish at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve after lunch on 27th. Option of an extra day in Gansbaai on 24th (TBC). Cost R3850 pp sharing. All food and accommodation included, luggage transported (day packs only).

This is not an official Meridian organized event. Payment arranged with the organizer.

Trail
Thu 24 Oct 2019
Sam Greyvenstein
082 498 0361
Bring some water and friends . Drinks after walk . 1 hours  

6 pm at Peddiars car park
R20 cash guest fee for non-members.

Please try to bring toiletries for the men at Kensington Home for the Aged. They are in need of shaving cream, BIC disposable razors, men's deodorant, shampoo, baby powder, aqueous cream and Ingram's Camphor Cream. Thank you. 

1Aa
Sun 20 Oct 2019
Desiree
084 640 0079
Enjoy amazing views from between the trees, good company and plenty of fresh air.   Even though Movember is about men's health, we can still honour the fathers, brothers, friends and the mighty men who set us an example in life. As with Womens' Day, we would like to collect toiletries for the men at Kensington Home for the Aged. They are  More...

2 pm – 5pm. Meet up in the car park across the road from the La Parada eatery, behind the fruit hawkers. Bring water, snacks, friends, family, jacket and hat. R20 guest fee applies for non Meridian Hiking Club members. Drinks across the road at the restaurant afterwards. Whatsapp or SMS only please.

1Bb
Sat 19 Oct 2019
Desiree
084 640 0079
T aking the easy route to the top of Devil's Peak to pose for photo's at the beacon 1001m above sea level, this is another in the introduction to intermediate hikes. Bring hats, water, snacks, lunch, clothing to layer and R20 guest fee if not a member of Meridian Hiking Club. Bad weather i.e. cloud on the Peak and strong winds will cancel but we ca  More...

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

How to find us

Continue past the cable station for about a kilometer, park under the trees just before the concrete blocks and chain barrier where we usually meet for Woodstock cave and the blockhouse.

 

2Cc
Fri 18 Oct 2019
Mecheal Wickham
Arrive Fri pm, camp overnight at the Kleinmond Caravan Park for 2 nights. Sat am car pool and drive to Iona to start 21 km (6-7 hours) walk back to camp. Sunday am start hike 16km (8 hours) back to Iona over the Perdeberg (and to pooled cars) drive to campsite and pack up for home. This moderate to long trail starts from the parking area on the far  More...

Cost is R250/person, includes hiking permit and camping fees. R40 cash non-member visitors fee.

Please contact Mecheal for more details

Trail
Thu 17 Oct 2019
Sam Greyvenstein
082 498 0361
Bring some water and friends . Drinks after walk . 1 hour. 

6 pm at Peddiars car park on Spaanschemat River Road. 
R20 cash guest fee for non-members.

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