Welcome to the Johannesburg Hiking Club

Hiking is a sport that requires a reasonable level of physical fitness, a level which should preferably be attained beforehand. Our programme is structured so that anyone with the required level of fitness can enjoy a day out in our lovely countryside. To this end, the regular Sunday hikes incorporate a slow (level 1), medium minus (level 2), medium plus (level 3) and a brisk (level 4) hike. Newcomers are required to join the slow group on their first outing with the club. Click here for more information on our Sunday Hikes

Sunday hikes are typically 7 hours or longer, often in tough terrain without paths.  Three hours of hiking up sometimes steep mountainsides and down valleys, over rough ground and scrub are usually covered before stopping for an hour lunch break, after which a further 3 hours of hiking back to the start point covers a typical day.

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Available Programmes

NEXT Slide Show

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - Crossing Iceland by Foot and Packraft. Chris Green

The slide show/club evening is held on the second Tuesday of every month at 19h00 for 19h30, unless otherwise indicated in the programme...[READ MORE]

NEXT Sunday Hikes

Sunday, 04 December 2016
   Weaver's Roost

There is no need to book for Sunday hikes - just arrive at the meeting place (Check the full programme ) on a Sunday morning, and introduce yourself to the leader of the day....[READ MORE]

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Foothold Midwinter Camp
24-26 JUNE 2016

What a really fantastic Foothold midwinter camp it was. About a dozen excited campers arrived on Friday to set up camp, organised some cleaning of the facilities and just to enjoy the surrounds of Foothold. An early evening braai was…

Backpack Hike


Whale Trail
25 - 30 August 2015

Twelve intrepid members of the Jobug Hiking Club gathered at Potberg the afternoon of Tuesday 25 August to begin the hike....our leader, Ron White, had taken care to arrive in the morning to see that all was in good order.…

Backpack Hike


8 - 10 August 2015

As Giants Castle has no camping facilities, we stayed at White Mountain resort on Friday night. Just to let you know the cost for a 6 bed chalet is R1700.00 per night, and a camp site is R125.00 per person…

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Contact Us

Angela Raine
Telephone Number:
078 885 6505
086 685 5746
Monday - Friday (08:30 - 12:30 CAT)
P.O. Box 4892,
Weltevreden Park

South Africa
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