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.

Membership FAQ Wednesday Hikes Bookings

NEXT Slide Show

Thursday, 27 April 2017 - Trekking through the Alborz Mountains in Iran - Pim Commissaris and Rick Ackroyd

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

NEXT Sunday Hikes

Sunday, 02 April 2017

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]

Latest Trail Tales

Click the title of the trail tale to read.

Backpack Hike


Otter Trail
23 - 27 February 2017

On the 23 February 2017, 12 members and friends of the Johannesburg Hiking Club hiked the Otter Trail, a 5-day hike along the South African coast. The hike starts at Storms River Mouth and ends at Natures Valley. What follows…



New Year @ Foothold
2016 / 2017

As a year comes to an end we look back in celebration to a year that was filled both with sorrow and joy. As of most, they celebrate the going of the old and the coming of the new, with…



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…

Offers & Discounts

  • Fynbos Trail
  • Hi-Tec
  • Reunion Island
Advertise with the JHC

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
Website Queries:
(Ryan de Haast)

Additional Queries

Permits & Patrolling