February 18, 2020

We attended the JHC kids Christmas party for the first time November 2019 and it felt like a birthday party on steroids! From the excitement of some groups arriving Friday evening with other families on Saturday morning the kids were simply thrilled to be camping and a...

April 29, 2019

In glorious Highveld weather, up to 18 JHC members enjoyed a fantastic Easter weekend at Foothold.  The numbers fluctuated each day according to everybody’s personal plans.  A little maintenance was achieved, some cleaning, selected bush clearing along the paths and ne...

April 21, 2019

As a hiking venue, Bokfontein packs an interesting mix of cool forests, fascinating rock formations, challenging climbs, history, wildlife, wild flowers and wild herbs as 20 hikers discovered on Easter Sunday.

 The Club’s resident historian Alkis, hike leaders Betsie an...

March 15, 2019


- Away Hike

15-17 March 2018

Cynthia Walley

On offer was scenic beauty; varied terrain; wooden ladders, gangways, ropes and physical challenges; caves and rock art; tunnels; waterfalls, fascinating history and charming accommodation. We added a fun group of 21 memb...

November 25, 2018

Gone is the saying ‘kids should be seen and not heard’.  On the weekend 23-25 November, Foothold was taken over by 44 children (ranging from 2 years to teenagers), some parents and lots of grandparents.  From Friday morning campers started arriving, Hikers Haven was fu...

June 25, 2018

Rugged and scenic with gorges and rock pools, abundant bird life and fern-filled ravines, a “Baboon Hotel” and ancient ruins, Suikerboschfontein hiking trail is both beautiful and fascinating as I and 12 fellow members of the Johannesburg Hiking Club recently discovere...

June 17, 2018

Your welcome at the elegant, self-catering Remhoogte Mountain Lodge, the starting point for the hike, is likely to include families of warthogs and, if you are fortunate, the elusive kudus that also call this farm home. The good news is that the owner has plans to stoc...

March 31, 2018

Don’t let the entrance to Bergheim put you off. Beyond the camping and self-catering chalets at the entrance of the property lies a challenging and varied adventure hike that will put your stamina and fitness levels to the test- and have you mentally congratulating you...

January 15, 2018

On Sunday 6th January our group of 10 hikers set off in cars from Clive Gullifer’s house in Witsand to travel some 75 km to Jongensfontein higher up the coast, mostly over dirt road. At around midday we started the 5 day hike down the coast to Witsand after parking the...

January 2, 2018

Another year has come and gone but what a farewell 45 revellers (11 non members) accorded this special occasion at Foothold. Many campers arrived on Friday with a steady flow coming in over the next two days with Hikers Haven being fully booked. It was hot, but this di...

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