December 28, 2017

We all arrived at the camp site on the 17th December 2017. The site area was pretty much open. Most of the caravan sites had trees in their areas. Otherwise the camp was quite pleasant. This year there were only 16 of us, which made organizing venues for everyone very...

December 18, 2017

Arguably one of the prettiest hikes on the Johannesburg Hiking Club calendar, B’Sorah is a 1 600-hectare cattle and game farm in Broederstroom that also offers visitors luxury tented and bush camping facilities.

The name B’Sorah is Hebrew, meaning “the good news” and fo...

December 17, 2017

What a lovely hike we all had although our sympathies were with Brigitte Broich who broke her wrist whilst ice skating two days before the start of the hike.  Three people arrived from the UK specially to do the hike, namely Gaynor McTurk, Sue Emmett and Dave Emmett. T...

November 4, 2017

One is always a bit apprehensive when going on a brand new hike. How will it worked out? We really had an excellent time!!


I travelled down to Kleinzee with Tammeryn en Astrid in two days. We stayed over at a backpackers in Upington. The lady of the backpackers cooked...

September 26, 2017

The Fanie Botha Hiking Trail in the Sabie area of Mpumulanga on the Drakesnberg escarpment is considered to be one of the country's most iconic trails - and for good reason. The views over a variety of landscapes combined with trails through pine plantations, indigenou...

September 4, 2017

On our hike at Foothold we got a glimpse of the “hole in the wall” and the mysterious green world that was beckoning behind it. At Phefumula, we visited it.

The hike began with a gradual slope of dense slippery grass which led us towards the sometimes familiar fence, an...

August 27, 2017

Not too many hike leaders would have taken us on at Foothold this past Sunday. Self-dubbed the No-Name Level, we comprised seasoned hikers Johann and Truia, no-longer-seasoned Willem, Veldskoen Richard and myself, Cynthia, about to embark on only my fourth hike ever.

Ou...

February 28, 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 are the tales of those hikers…

Afzal's Story

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January 13, 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 after long days hiking.

We started...

June 27, 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 enjoyed with everybody keeping warm...

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