Important Notice

Castle Gorge will be closed to non MCSA and JHC members from the 7th Dec and will reopen on the 15th January.  No permits will be available
The Hiking club office will be closed from 12:30pm on Friday the 22nd December and will reopen on Tuesday the 2nd January  at 8:30 am


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

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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, 17 December 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]

NEXT Leisure Hike

Sunday, 17 December 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.

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Latest Trail Tales

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Backpack Hike


Fanie Botha
22 - 25 September 2017

12 Hikers did three days of the Fanie Botha Trail over the long weekend in September. Day 1 and 3 were nine kilometers each through pine forest - more a walk in and out. Day two was incredible beautiful. It…

Sunday Hike

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3 September 2017

On our hike at Foothold we got a glimpse of the “hole in the wall” and the mysterious green world that was beckoning behind it. At Phefumula, we visited it.



The Magic of Foothold
26 August 2017

Not too many hike leaders would have taken us on at Foothold this past Sunday. Self-dubbed the No-Name Level, we comprised seasoned hikers Johann and Truia, no-longer-seasoned Willem, Veldskoen Richard and myself, Cynthia, about to embark on only my fourth…

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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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