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.

NOTE: Sunday Hikes & Leisure hikes are completely two different types of hikes, and the meeting places and venue may offen differ. Looking forward to seeing you out there. For more information on our Leisure hikes click here.

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Available Programmes

NEXT Slide Show

Thursday, 24 August 2017 - Dr. Michael Grant will present “Living with Lightning”.    Watch out for Highlights for more info nearer the date

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, 20 August 2017
   Fountain Gully

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]

NEXT Leisure Hike

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Leisure Hikes are typically 3 to 4 hours of relatively slow walking up to 6Km, usually on paths, with plenty of stops. Children who cannot keep up will have to be carried. Not suitable for prams and very small children.

CURRENT Basecamp Hikes EVENT[S]

Friday, 25 August 2017
   Ama Poot Poot

Latest Trail Tales

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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…

Coastal Hike


6 - 12 January 2017

Our accommodation was a chalet  named Wegkruip near Stilbaai East situated150 meters from the beach with breath taking view from the garden –and a path literally from the front door to the endless beach, so convenient for a quick swim…



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…

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Contact Us

Sue Glanville
Telephone Number:
078 885 6505
086 685 5746
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday (08:30 - 12:30 CAT)
(Closed Weekends & Public Holidays)
P.O. Box 4892,
Weltevreden Park

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