Monthly Programmes



The full programme can be downloaded below...


Available below is the summarized programme, with the dates for all the events of June, hover your mouse over the event to view the event description.


Each event contains details about the meeting spot, the hike or event leaders, event rating or type, and the fees applicable to the particular events, all of which are also available in the downloadable version. The downloadable version is printer friendly, and can easily be printed on to an A4 page.


Certain events are only open to members, please check the programme before arriving at the venue/meeting place[s]. Member Only events are only open to members, and Non-members will not be able to par-take in the event.


For more information regarding the meeting spot for Sunday hikes, head over to the Sunday Hikes page.


Events that have a line through them have been cancelled. Please contact the club administrator for more information.



June Events

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AWAY HIKES
Backpack Hikes (Hut/Cave)
Basecamp Hikes
Wilderness Hikes
HIKING EVENTS
Adventure Hikes
Hikes of Interest
Kiddies Hikes
Photographic Hikes
Recce
Sunday Hikes
Wednesday Hikes
MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS
Club Meeting
Leader Training
Members Only
Work Party
SOCIAL EVENTS
Camping/Various
Foothold/Hiker's Haven
Slide Show
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Recommendations & Precautions

Recommendations

On hikes in the Magaliesberg, the temperatures experienced are somewhat hotter than in Johannesburg and can vary considerably during the course of the day. This can cause heat exhaustion and other exposure problems. The terrain hiked across is often very rocky with tall grass and there are few footpaths.

Swimming is often possible so pack a swimsuit.

Precautions

Carry a minimum of 2litres of water and drink sufficiently during the hike
Wear an effective hat.
Use a high UV protection sunscreen lotion/
Carry rain gear and a jersey in both summer and winter – during a thunderstorm the temperature can drop by as much as 10 degrees Celsius.
Wear strong suitable footwear that will provide traction and support the ankles (lace tightly).
Walk with care to prevent injury.
Know who your leader is, and follow him/her. DO NOT leave the group without the leader’s permission.
Carry a whistle to alert your fellow hikers in case you become separated from the group.

Hike Ratings

In general there are 5 different categories:

Slow:
8-10km.
Hike on hilly and rough terrain but with frequent stops. Suitable for first time hikers although some degree of fitness is required
Moderate:
9-12km.
Comfortable pace over rough terrain with fewer stops. Suitable for those who hike frequently with the club.
Moderate+:
10-14km.
Quicker pace over more rugged terrain less frequent stops. Suitable for reasonably fit hikers, and understand the terrain.
Brisk:
Unlimited kms.
Brisk pace over difficult terrain, few stops. Suitable for fit and strong hikers. For club members only.
ADVENTURE: Over various types of terrain. Suitable for hikers that are not afraid of water or heights.

Hiking Event Types

Event Nature
Nature camp Accommodation is from luxury chalets to own tents in basic bush camp. Bird, game and general ecological viewing, walks and drives. Facilities vary from full to nil – generally self-catering.
Camp Accommodation is from luxury chalets to own tents in established camp sites. Day hikes of various ratings. Facilities vary from full to nil – generally self-catering.
Nature trail Generally a guided event by an authority in a game part with varying accommodation.
Base hut trail Circular marked trails radiate from base accommodation of varying luxury and facilities – usually dormitory type with mattresses. Day packs only – self catering with cars nearby.
Hutted/cave trail Arrival hut with overnight huts/caves of varying luxury and facilities along marked trail. Accommodation usually dormitory with mattresses. Food and equipment carried in backpack.
Wilderness trails Hiking on remote unmarked paths, tracks or off-track – often challenging. Overnight in own tents (shared) or caves. All equipment carried in backpack.

Offers & Discounts

  • Reunion Island
  • Touch Foods Africa
  • Hi-Tec
  • Fynbos Trail
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Contact Us

Name:
Sue Glanville
Telephone Number:
078 885 6505
Fax:
086 685 5746
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday (08:30 - 12:30 CAT)
(Closed Weekends & Public Holidays)
Email:
admin@jhbhiking.co.za
Address:
P.O. Box 4892,
Weltevreden Park

1715
South Africa
Website Queries:
webperson@jhbhiking.co.za
(Ryan de Haast)

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