Annual General Meeting

Please attend the AGM on Thursday 25th October 2018 at the Sherwood Bowling Club at 19h00 for 19h30. We would appreciate RSVPs as we will be catering some finger snacks on the evening.


Come to the Spring Club Campout 2 - 4 November 2018!

Venue:           Cobham, uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. The campsite has all facilities one could ask for with hot water, washing up areas and ablution facilities, and is close to lovely swimming pools at the swing bridge over the Pholela river. Only 225km's/3 hours away from Durban, Cobham is in our back yard, and is easily accessible all year around. 

Please bring Your own everything, including firewood and charcoal/gas for the Friday night. On Saturday night there will be a communal braai - firewood and charcoal, salads and snacks will be sponsored by the MBC. On Sunday it's a voluntary bring and share everything for a mixed pot breakfast. 

Activities:      There are a host of hikes in this exquisite Berg territory, with many easy day walks to be undertaken from the campsite/base camp, including those to the amazing rock-art paintings at eSpiphongweni, Trout Beck to Dolorite Sill and so on, to be voluntarily led by the hike leaders present.  

Cost:               The cost of accommodation is R210pp for the weekend. Please note that camping payments will be coordinated by the MBC to avoid any duplication. Should you require accommodation other than camping this should be booked directly with Cobham itself.  

RSVP:            By no later than Monday the 29th of October 2018. Please send all RSVPS to Amy and Brent (Secretary) on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Only members who RSVP ahead of time will be added to the attendees list.  Please feel free to bring along friends and family but note that they also have to RSVP.  This is to try and avoid unnecessary outlay for non-arrivals. 

We look forward to hearing from you all soon!


Get Hiking!

 Check out our latest Fixture List for October, November and December 2018, and see where we're wandering to next!  Not sure? Not a member? Come along anyway, make a donation, and come explore the wilderness with us...See you out there!


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MBC Committee 2017/2018

The AGM was held on 12 October 2017. The MBC Executive Committee for 2017/2018 is as follows: Chairperson and Magazine & Fixture List: Andy Brown; Vice Chairperson and Marketing: Heidi Cox; Treasurer: Bobby Stanton; Member Liaison: Sorin Dimitiu; Secretary, Socials,Marketing and Campouts: Amy Kloppers and Brent Byron Kloppers; Lungile Dlamini and Patricia Dunlop: General/Z. Not on the Committee and behind the scenes are Philip van Gass: Membership Administrator and Jovita da Silva: Website Administrator.


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