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.


Welcome to the Mountain Backpackers Club

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

If you are not yet a member of the Club, please click on Join where full details are provided.


Photo Competition - Enter NOW!

photo competition 20130725 1196134134 rainbow gorge errol douwes elaine 20130721 1395495437

Login to upload your photo - click 'Submit photo' on the right hand side, or email your pic to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last year's winners:

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


Join MBC on social media

 facebook icon         twitter icon



MBC Committee 2014

The 2014 Committee is as follows:

Chairman: Karen Miller; Vice Chairman: John McGovern; Marketing & Secretary: Heidi Cox; Treasurer: Bobby Stanton; Magazine & Fixture List: Alan Etchells; Committee Member: Chris Cox.

We have exciting new club events planned, in addition to our regular hikes as per our Fixture lists. 


Latest Stories

Taxi Taxi Taxi!
Taxi… TAXI… TAXI….Now .what were we doing calling for a taxi whilst out on a hike? The answer is, we were feeling too lazy to walk the last 4kms to Sani backpackers on the tar road after
Lammergier Cave – The Last !!
  Lammergier Cave , not again. I had said on this hike route 2 years ago that that would be my last trip. Now I was leading it again, why? The logic was that perhaps we would have a number of

Member Login

             | Join


Download the October to December 2014 Magazine for the Hiking Fixture List  for the 4th quarter; and the Social Calendar - click on "Magazines".

You need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to open this file. If Adobe Reader is not installed, click on the image below to download it.


Who's Online