Johannesburg Hiking Club 80th Anniversary - 11th September 2011
The Johannesburg Hiking Club caters for people from all walks of life who have a love of the outdoors.
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 easy, medium, and difficult level hikes. Newcomers are required to join the easy group on their first outing with the club.
For the more adventurous there is an Adventure group, but this requires fitness and experience.
For those fortunate enough to have Wednesdays free, there is a more relaxed midweek hike which takes place every Wednesday.
Due to our varied and diverse programme, one need not concentrate only on the hikes as our social side of the club is full of activities to suit almost everyone. The slide show/club evening on the last Thursday of every month, is a social function where one can relax and enjoy other people's interests and hobbies and then chat over tea or coffee with plenty of scrumptious cake.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND REQUIREMENTS
What are the benefits?
Receive Monthly Newsletter.
Receive discounts and offers from various outdoor retailers.
Visitors fee waived (Only pay admission fee to hike at venue).
Have preferential booking on club events.
Hike at club owned venues for free.
Camp at Foothold/Hikers Haven any time of the year.
Your vote counts at our yearly AGM.
What is required?
Aspirant members are required to hike with the club on one occasion before applying for membership.
You simply go to the meeting place designated in the programme, (you do not need to book or telephone) ask the leader of the day for an application form, or download the application form to the right.
When the hike is completed, ask the hike leader to sign the form, and then have the form signed by a member of the executive committee. (Ask for help if you have not met one.)
You then sign the indemnity, and submit the form to the club administrator, with the required fees.
The reason behind the one hike before membership, is for you to ascertain whether you really enjoy hiking, and for both parties to be certain of compatibility, and where you will fit in with the club, be it on the slow, medium or faster hikes.
SUBSCRIPTION FEES FOR 2020
Annual subscriptions are due and payable on 1 January each year.
New members are required to pay an Entrance Fee in addition to the Annual Subscription.
Entrance Fee Annual Subscription Fee
Single Member R300 R430
Family R300 R645
Student R150 R215
The various activities incur a charge - kindly check the programme for the cost of the various hikes, cost of petrol if sharing a lift, and any other costs which may be mentioned.
Visitors are required to pay a VISITORS FEE for each hike, trail or camp they attend, in addition to the normal event and transport fees. These fees are shown in the programme.
Members get preference over visitors when booking camps, trails and number-restricted Sunday hikes.
More information, contact the club administrator.