Get Hiking!

It's time to get hiking, and the best way to do so if you are unsure of your fitness or gear is to start

with the Club's day hikes.  Check our latest Fixture List to see what is available.

If you are considering joining the Club but would like to try out a few hikes first, you are welcome

to participate as a visitor.  Please always contact the leader several days in advance of the fixture

to check for space, make arrangements for sharing lifts, and to get more details about where to meet.


Photo Competition

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Entries for the 2015 Annual MBC Photo Competition are now closed.

Judging will be done by Maggie and Wendy from the Bluff Camera Club on 26.11.2015.  First, Second and Third places will be awarded.





1st place: Rock Arch - Sethlabathebe by Barry Stapleton

2nd place: Rainbow Gorge by Errol Douwes

3rd place: Dusk overlooking the Column and Pyramid by Elaine Bushell



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Welcome to one of the most active, fun and vibrant hiking clubs in South Africa!

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MBC Committee 2014/2015

The AGM was held on 23 October 2014.  Thank you to the current Executive Committee which was re-elected i.e. Chairman: Karen Miller; Vice Chairman: John McGovern; Marketing & Secretary: Heidi Cox; Magazine & Fixture List: Alan Etchells; Social Media: Brett Bentley; Committee Member: Chris Cox.  New Committee members for 2014/2015 are Roy Bowden, Sorin Dimitriu and Jacqui Kennedy who bring fresh energy to the team.  We look forward to great things in 2015!


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If you would like to download a copy of the latest Magazine click on Download Documents , select Category Magazine and 'hot' at the top of the list is  Magazine October - December 2015.  This contains the full Fixture List for the final quarter of 2015, Social Calendar and much more!

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