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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…

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Coastal Hike » Stilbaai
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…

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Foothold » 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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Foothold » 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…

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Backpack Hike » Whale Trail
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.…

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Backpack Hike » Drakensberg
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…

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Foothold » Mid-Winter Camp
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.

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Backpack Hike » Kaapschehoop
5 - 7 June 2015
18 people had put their names down for the hike, but due to flu and minor injuries only 9 eventually went.    We met at Kaapschehoop on Friday afternoon and proceeded to the railway coaches, a short distance out of…

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Coastal Hike » Brenton-on Sea to Victoria Bay
4 - 10 Jan 2015
It was a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon as I descended the hill into Brenton on Sea to meet up with my fellow hikers of the JHC. The Benton on Sea Cottages were excellent, well equipped and nicely furnished. Little did…

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Foothold » New Year Celebrations
28 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015
Members started arriving and settling down to the peace and quiet of Foothold from Sunday 28.  There were a lot of comings and goings over the 5 days which made for a mix of friendships and varied conversations.

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