Join Rodney & Clare for a midweek break at this sportsman’s bar and restaurant. Enjoy the sunset across the Oval while sitting next to the cosy fire place. All drinks to be ordered and paid for at the bar. Great food options at reasonable prices.
From 18:30 onwards at The clubhouse-Claremont Cricket Oval, Main Road Constantia (Drive through main entrance of the sports complex and keep left past the Virgin Active Gym. Last building on left opposite M3).No need to book, further information: www.theclubhouse.co.za
From parking area follow a gradual circuit to St James Peak overlooking False Bay, and back to cars. Slow and relaxed pace. +/- 5 hours. Rain cancels.
12:00 at Silvermine East parking area (left off Ou Kaapse Weg).R20 cash guest fee for non-members.Please book with Colin (whatsapp or sms).
You need to bring your own climbing shoes and a harness that fits properly. You will not be allowed to climb with the group if the equipment is not suitable. Wear tekkies or hiking shoes for the walk in/out. Any sign of rain cancels.
8:00am at the lookout point just off Ou Kaapse Weg at the entrance of Silvermine Nature Reserve.Google maps: -34.086049, 18.424320Do not enter the reserve, so we can make the final decision regarding the weather.R40 guest fee for non-members.Booking for the event is essential, space is limited to 10.Please contact Fredy via Whatsapp or email.
A flat walk along the beach towards Koeberg and back, retracing your steps. ±3 hours. Bring water, snacks, money for optional drink/ice cream. Well behaved dogs welcome. Rain cancels.
15:00 in the first parking lot after turning right from 6th Ave onto Beach Road (in Melkbosstrand).R20 cash guest fee for non-members.Contact Mecheal by phone or email.
Some B grade scrambling and bushy areas along the way. Fitness is required. Duration 5-6 hours. Rain cancels.
This is a recce hike and numbers are limited.09:00 at Devil's Peak parking (at the bluegum trees on Tafelberg Road, about 1km past the Platteklip Gorge parking).R40 cash guest fee for non-members.Please book with Ken by email.
The striking Simonsberg Mountain offers a worthwhile challenge for serious hikers. Start at Tokara on the top of Helshoogte Pass. Steep path, out & back route. Great views of Stellenbosch/Franschhoek area. Lunch at summit beacon at 1400m. Aim to be back at cars by 16:00. Duration: 7 – 8 hours. Rain, extensive cloud cover and strong wind cancels. Bring at least 2l water.
Hike is fully booked, waiting list only.R40 cash guest fee for non-members.Meet at 8:00 to start at 8:15.Directions:1. Travel over Helshoogte Pass - direction Franschoek2. Turn left into Tokara Wine Estate (at the top of the pass) 3. Travel past the wine tasting building towards the delicatessen 4. There is parking place just after the delicatessen where we will startBooking essential: Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Relax after work. Walk up the Silvermine River passing through three different patches of indigenous Afro-montane forests, a waterfall, some ruins and around the dam and back on a mystery track.
16:15 at Silvermine dam side in the parking lot just after pay point. Drive through the pay point and turn left almost immediately. R20 cash guest fee for non-members. Please book with Jenni by email.
Named after the hundreds of Southern Right Whales that return to this area within the De Hoop Nature Reserve annually to calve and mate, this beautiful 55km trail which stretches from Potberg to Koppie Alleen, is one of the top trails in South Africa. It offers unsurpassed natural diversity, fynbos, a protected marine environment as well as numerous birds - perhaps a glimpse of the last remaining Cape vulture colony in the Western Cape – antelope and other wildlife. There are 5 comfortable overnight stops. You’ll only need a moderate degree of fitness to do this trail as it is portered.
1 place available - book now!Cost is R2850 for members, R2950 for non-members including porterage.Please contact Keith for more info.Use payment reference: (Your Name)/Whale/Sep17
Ascend from the Noordhoek side. Fantabulous views.
9:30 at the parking lot on Chapman's Peak drive 1km from the Noordhoek side boom on RHS.R20 cash guest fee for non-members. Please book with Jenni by email.
This unique Trail offers you the opportunity to walk a section of our magnificent Wild Coast. The area that the hike covers is a nature lover's paradise, with access so limited that the only way to see the majority of the coastline is to hike. You will encounter long lonely beaches, river estuaries teeming with marine life, river fauna, and majestic views. This 5-night 6-day trail allows you to walk, swim and explore the coastline during the day and spend every night in comfort at one of the Wild Coast Hotels, where you can enjoy the wonderful cuisine and warm hospitality. Carry only your personal items (clothing and toiletries, etc.) and a picnic lunch, which will be provided by the hotels. The Trail covers a distance of about 55km. The Trail itself offers some interesting and challenging aspects yet river crossings are done by ferry, hiking over headlands, beach walking and crossing the Kei River on a pontoon. As the daily distances are very average and the terrain relatively easy, no great level fitness is required. Anyone reasonably fit and able can do this Trail. Children are welcome so this is an ideal back to nature family holiday. We use locally trained guides, all of whom are friendly and eager to share their knowledge and love of the land with you. This provides a valuable source of income for the rural areas. The package includes:• Transfer from E.L. Airport, or other venue in East London, to Kob Inn. This journey takes about 3 hours, and involves a tarred road with a bumpy and dusty gravel section. (Please note departures from East London are mornings only).• Accommodation in the following hotels with all meals provided;Day 1: Kob InnDay 2: Mazzepa Bay HotelDay 3 WavecrestDay 4 Trennery'sDay 5 Morgan Bay (dinner, bed and breakfast only)• Road transfer back to E.L. from Morgan Bay Hotel• Service of a community guide whilst walking the Trail.• Bed levies.
Cost is R5995pp to R9370pp for members depending on number of hikers (3 - 18), porterage extra (ave R80 a day).Non-members have to add R100 guest fee to the total.R2000.00 deposit and balance due 21 days before start of hike.Please contact Peter by phone or email for more info.Use payment reference: (Your Name)/WC Meander
Devils Peak hike from the Saddle up to the beacon, return same way. Bring warm clothing and headlamps.
16:00 at Devil's Peak parking (1km past Platteklip Gorge, under the blue gums on Table Mountain Road).R20 cash guest fee for non-members.No need to book.
From Silvermine Dam follow a wide circuit above the dam with beautiful views. Slow and relaxed pace. +/- 4 hours. Rain cancels.
12:00 at Silvermine Dam parking area. Wild card or entrance fee.R20 cash guest fee for non-members.Please book with Colin (whatsapp or sms).
Ascending Jonkershoek Rifberg (First Ridge Peak) via Langrivier- and Fynboskloof, a spectacular and challenging route with B+ grade rock scrambling and some exposed traverses. Steep descend via Slab Route. This is a full day hike (±11 hrs, 20 km in total) with an elevation gain (and loss) of 1500m! The route is very strenuous, in places difficult and extremely steep. Rock scrambling experience, a good head for heights and exceptional endurance are requirements. Pace will be brisk to finish the hike before sunset!
Hike is limited by permit to 12 people.6:30 at Jonkershoek Nature Reserve parking. I will not wait for late comers!Bring permit fee (R40) or your valid Wild Card.R40 cash guest fee for non-members.Booking requests to email@example.com
Up Nursery Buttress, return via Cecelia Ridge - A classic scramble above Kirstenbosch Gardens. Fitness and B scrambling abilities are required.
7:30am at the Cecilia forest car park.R40 cash guest fee for non-members.Party will be limited to 10.Whatsapp Shaun on 071 462 0643.
Stay in 2 restored national monument cottages. Hike, swim in the farm dam, mountain bike, bird watch or just chill on this working fruit farm 60 km’s from Ceres. All linen, towels etc provided. There is a fully equipped kitchen in each cottage and a braai area. Book now!More information: www.houdenbek.co.za Tel: 083 661 9912
Fully booked, waiting list only.– Members: R435.00, Guests R475.00 per person sharing for the weekend.Arrive 14:00 on Friday, 15 SeptemberPlease contact Rodney by email.Use payment reference: (Your Name)/Houdenbek
Come on everybody, let’s go and see the flowers. Bring your tent as we will be camping overnight at Plankiesbaai. This 27.3km midweek hike undulates gently through the West Coast National Park so you can unwind and relax while stretching your legs. Go to sleep listening to the sounds of the waves crashing onto the shore. Wake up to magnificent sea and lagoon views, this trail includes a beach walk and, of course, the world famous flowers.
Limited to 12 people. Cost: R260pp for members or R300pp for non-members.Prices WITH WILDCARD (otherwise you need to pay conservation fee R64 per day).Please book with Sam. Please don't pay before Sam tells you to pay.Use payment reference: (Your Name)/Post/Sep17
Endurance hike visiting 4 corners of Table Mountain. This year in the opposite direction. Start at Suikerbossie, just off Victoria Road in Hout Bay. We will go up Llandudno Ravine, past Judas Peak, over Grootkop towards the top of Kasteels Poort and then further all the way to the top cable car station. After the break we will cross over to Maclear's Beacon and then start the descent past Skeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine towards De Villiers Reservoir. We will use the road towards the finish at Constantia Nek. Estimated distance 24km, time 8-10 hours, only for very fit hikers. Rain cancels.
6:30am at the Constantia Nek parking. We will have to take some cars to Suikerbossie to the start of the hike and use the others for the return after the hike.R40 guest fee for non-members.Please book with Fredy via Whatsapp or email.
Come hiking, kayaking, birding, swimming on a farm between Wolseley and Worcester. Self-catering accommodation surrounded by mountains, vineyards and fynbos.
Cost is R1100 for members, R1140 for non-members.Please book with Karen by email.Use payment reference: (Your Name)/Breede/Oct17
We'll hike up Peck's Valley and watch the sunset and the full moon rise from Muizenberg Peak. Bring sun-downers or coffee or both and a picnic. Walk down the same route in the dark, so bring head-torches.
4:45pm at Checkers Muizenberg parking lot. R20 cash visitor fee for non-members. Please book with Jenni by email.
The Dome is higher than Table Mountain – so expect a tough hike, but you will be rewarded with great views!A strenuous but exciting hike for the very fit to the top of the Dome then down via West Peak. There is some scrambling (not exposed) to get to the top of each peak. Low cloud or strong wind cancels.
08:00 at Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West. End ± 16:00.R40 cash guest fee for non-members.Please contact Larry by email for final details and to organise car pool.
The Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail journeys through lush forests and mountain fynbos. Ancient river gorges and abundant rivers and streams provide plentiful swimming opportunities. Beginning in Nature’s Valley and ending 60-km further at either the Storms River Bridge or Village, this six day, unidirectional trail takes hikers through the heart of the Tsitsikamma Mountains. A fair degree of fitness and muscular endurance is essential.
Book now - only 2 places left.Total costs (including portage) Members: R1,645.00 Non-members: R1,765.00 Please contact Charmaine by email, WhatsApp: 083 230 6793 or Landline (after 6pm): 021 976 4384Use payment reference: (Your Name)/Tsi/Jan18
5 day ‘slackpacking’ hike through the pristine Baviaankloof in the Eastern Cape. This is a fully catered trail, with accommodation in tents, with mattresses. Bring your own sleeping bags, pillows, towels. Breakfast, dinners and lunch pack supplied, you carry day packs only and there is the option of horse riding. The area is remote, with no cell phone reception and although your overnight luggage is transported the hiking is not necessarily easy.For more information: Check out www.baviaanscamino.comA good Getaway article here: http://www.getaway.co.za/photography/the-baviaanskloof-camino/
Cost is R7200 per person sharing (no single accommodation) with an extra R1500 if you want to ride. This excludes transport there and back – we will try to arrange group transport depending on requirements.Those interested e-mail Frank Dwyer firstname.lastname@example.org *This is not a Meridian Hiking Club event.
Hike through the beautiful Wellington valley and learn about the history and culture of the area. Local fully accredited guides will accompany you through indigenous fynbos, vineyards, orchards and olive groves. Meet the wine-makers and local characters of the valley and hear their interesting stories. Includes 3 nights four star accommodation, all meals, snacks, wine tasting and baggage transfers.Book now! More information: www.winewalk.co.za
Only 1 place left. Members: R7400.00, Guests: R7460.00. Rates are per person sharing Arrive 16:00 on Sunday May 27. Please contact Rodney by email.Use payment reference: (Your Name)/Wine Walk
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