August 31, 2015

Twelve intrepid members of the Jobug Hiking Club gathered at Potberg the afternoon of Tuesday 25 August to begin the hike....our leader, Ron White, had taken care to arrive in the morning to see that all was in good order. The first challenge was a troop of rather aggr...

August 11, 2015

As Giants Castle has no camping facilities, we stayed at White Mountain resort on Friday night. Just to let you know the cost for a 6 bed chalet is R1700.00 per night, and a camp site is R125.00 per person or R250.00 for a 4 person camp site per night. The food at the...

June 29, 2015

The 27th June dawned dismal and grey and we all had a few misgivings after hearing on the weather forecast that a cold front was about to arrive in Gauteng.  However, we were agreeably surprised.

I drove through patches of blue sky en route, but as I approached Foothold...

June 8, 2015

18 people had put their names down for the hike, but due to flu and minor injuries only 9 eventually went. 

We met at Kaapschehoop on Friday afternoon and proceeded to the railway coaches, a short distance out of town.   After settling in the now rather neglected coache...

January 11, 2015

It was a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon as I descended the hill into Brenton on Sea to meet up with my fellow hikers of the JHC. The Benton on Sea Cottages were excellent, well equipped and nicely furnished. Little did we realise that this would be the best of our overn...

January 2, 2015

Members started arriving and settling down to the peace and quiet of Foothold from Sunday 28.  There were a lot of comings and goings over the 5 days which made for a mix of friendships and varied conversations.

There were clouds over the mountains first thing most morn...

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