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Jonensfontein to Witsand 5 - 14 Jan 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 cars just outside the local caravan park at Jongensfontein, 7km from George, off the N2. This marked the start of another annual Costal Hike that Robbie McDonald has planned and organised for the JHC. The ten hikers, all JHC members, were Robbie McDonald, Clive Gullifer, Elsa Wloschowsky, Hanneke Stouthamer, Penny Allen, Bruce Rodrigues, Loraine Handle, Steve Du Plessis, Zandree Lill and Allan Lill. Six of us have done a numbe

New Year Camp 2017/2018 30 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 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 did not deter the keenest of hikers in making their way to the escarpment or Western Pools. Sundowners at Millennium Koppie got the evening off on the right foot although at 17h30 the temperature was 38O but later in the evening everybody had a top or jacket on – such a contrast. There was a hive of activity around the braai area before everyone’s appetite was satisfied – then the party began in earnest. A very good variety of mu