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...

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...

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.

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