Important Announcement!!!

Good Day Hikers


As from today, Monday 1st June 2020, we have moved to alert level 3 of the lockdown. We as a hiking club are governed by the Regulations published in terms of the Disaster Management Act 2002. The Regulations determine what we may or may not do during lockdown. The bottom line is that the Johannesburg Hiking Club is not allowed to organise official hikes for the time being. Below are the key points to be noted.


  • Organised activities (hikes) are not allowed.

  • Hiking is permitted if you do it in your private capacity and comply with the Exercise Regulations. Between 6am and 6pm.

  • Hiking cannot be done in a group.

  • Movement of persons between provinces, metropolitan areas and districts and hotspots is prohibited - with a limited number of exceptions. You may thus only hike at venues in your metropolitan district (City of Johannesburg).

  • Castle Gorge and Foothold remain closed to both members of the club and the public.

  • Elderly persons (60 and above) and persons with co-morbidities are encouraged to self-isolate and only leave home for exceptional reasons.

  • Social distancing (1.5m), the wearing of Face Masks and strict adherence to health guidelines are all essential.

  • Carpools are not permitted.  1 car per household with max 50% of the vehicle may capacity used.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy

Philip Welchman

South Africa's Premier Hiking Club

Since 1931, the Johannesburg Hiking Club has welcomed people from all walks of life who love this beautiful country and want to preserve its natural wonders .


Members get to enjoy the fun and adventure of hiking our awesome mountains,  and discovering and exploring new and fantastic places. We offer Wednesday hikes, Sunday hikes, adventure and leisure hikes, base camp and backpacking weekends, slide shows, club evenings, and social events. 


So if you are looking for a hiking family, you want to get fit, or you just want to escape the stress of the city, then the Johannesburg Hiking Club is for you.  We are the premier hiking club in South Africa, after all.


Castle Gorge is FULLY booked up until the end of April. If you want to visit Castle Gorge you can either try and get a visitors permit for our monthly club hike, or join the club and hike the for free whenever you like.

Despite any information online, dogs are NOT allowed, so don't bring yours!

For Castle Gorge permits or booking info for our away hikes, email, or call 078 885 6505 during office hours,  

and Audrey will be more than happy to assist you.


We’d love to hear from you! Contact us with your questions, comments and suggestions.


Office hours:

Monday - Friday (08:30 - 12:30 CAT)

(Closed Weekends & Public Holidays)

078 885 6505