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.
NEXT Slide ShowTuesday, 13 September 2016 - Flying the 7 Summits by Pierre Carter
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 HikesSunday, 28 August 2016
There is no need to book for Sunday hikes - just arrive at the meeting place (Check the
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Latest Trail Tales
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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.…
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…
26 - 28 June 2015
The 27th June dawned dismal and grey and we all had a few misgivings after hearing on the weather forecast that a cold front was about to arrive in Gauteng. However, we were agreeably surprised.