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Fixture List Q3 2020

MBC Overnight Hike Fixtures Q3-2020        
           
  NB COVID-19 restrictons apply        
Dates (days) Description Dist / Elevation Leader Contact Grd
4-5 July (2) Cobham: Lakes Cave. Return via Siphongweni Rock National Monument rock art site and Tortoise Rocks. 28km 530m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3,5
11-12 July (2) Cobham: Hike along the Pholela River and tent close to some pools. Ideal for first-time backpackers unsure of their fitness. Please note - tents required! 16km 100m Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336
081-5308447
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18-19 July (2) Garden Castle: Tent at the top of Wilson's Pass. Return via Mashai Pass. 26km 1265m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 5
25-26 July (2) Cobham: Gxalingenwa Cave via Emerald stream and Pinnacle Rock. Return via Giant's Cup Trail. 28km 450m John & Christine Pickup WhatsApp 082-7826025 or 072-1512031 3,5
8-10 August (3) Bushman's Nek: Tarn Cave via Ostrich Shelter and Surprise Shelter rock art sites, then climb the Devil's Knuckles en route to Ngwangwe Cave. Summit Thaba Ngwangwe, then return via Bushman's River. 36km 1250m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3,5
15-16 August (2) Injasuti: Wonder Valley Cave. Climb up Van Heyningen’s Pass and across Shada Ridge to the cave. 18km 470m Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336
081-5308447
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18-20 September (2) Cathedral Peak: Explore Eastman's Ridge area. Start walking Friday evening. Tenting hike. 40km 500m Natasha Williams 082-5200007 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3,5
29-30 August (2) Garden Castle: Wilson's Cave via Castle View farm. Return via The Island. 27km 465m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3,5
12-13 September (2) Injasuti: Marble Baths Cave. 16km 460m Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336
081-5308447
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24-27 September (4) Cobham / Sani Pass: Sani Mountain Lodge Backpackers via Phinong Pass. Climb Hodgson's Peaks and Thabana Ntlenyana. Return via Sani Pass. R340 pppn excl. dinner and breakfast. Passports required. 24km 900m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 4
           
DAY HIKES NB COVID-19 Restrictions apply        
Dates (days) Description Dist / Elevation Leader Contact Grd
02-Aug Kloof Gorge Beacon Trail, Book by Friday 31 July, meet at Kloof Falls Picnic Site 07h30. R50 entrance fee. Rain Stops play. +-7.5km Heidi Cox   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0827064283 2,5
Sun 23 Aug HOWICK – UMGENI VALLEY NATURE RESERVE (+-R35 per person cost) – Various trails, lovely views, plenty of game & birdlife - last booking Wed 19 Aug. - NUMBERS LIMITED DUE TO COVID SOCIAL DISTANCES ETC 12-15km Keith Ashton By e-mail only This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 2+
05-Sep Beach Walk: Brighton Beach (Bluff) to Whaling Station Meet at Lords and Legends' carpark 08h00. Rain stops play. Book by Friday 4 Sept. +-12km Heidi Cox   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0827064283 2
Sun 13 Sept KARKLOOF. - Day hike through EVERDON ESTATES led by Cecil Hackney,who knows the area better than anybody - a very popular hike, with some of the most spectacular views in the area including Umgeni and Karkloof rivers. Book early (with Keith) to secure your place - Last bookings by Wed 9 Sept. - NUMBERS LIMITED DUE TO COVID SOCIAL DISTANCES ETC 12-14km Keith Ashton By e-mail only This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 2+
Sat 19 September African Fish Eagle Trail & Beachwood Mangroves meet 08h30 at Green Hub carpark, loop in Mangroves, up norht bank of the Umgeni River and coffee stop at SPCA, back to Green Hub. Book by Friday 28 Aug. Rain stops play. 12.5km Heidi Cox   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0827064283 2
           
           
ADVANCE NOTICE NB COVID-19 Restrictions apply        
Dates Description Dist / Elevation Leader Contact Grd
10-11 October Cathedral Peak: Tent above the waterfall close to Sherman's Cave or spend the night in the cave. 10km 500m Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336
081-5308447
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7-22 November Lower Berg Traverse: Royal Natal to Bushman's Nek. Numerous joining and leaving places for those with insufficent leave. Further information available via WhatsApp. Approx. 280km John Pickup 072-1512031 (phone or WhatsApp) 5
14-15 November Mkhomazi: McKenzie's Cave. Visit a rock art site en route. 12km 640m Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336
081-5308447
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19-20 December Injasuti: Lower Injasuti Cave. Ideal for first-time backpackers unsure of their fitness. 16km 300m Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336
081-5308447
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8-16 January 2021 Wild Coast: Port St. Johns to Hole in the Wall 95km John & Christine Pickup 082-7826025 (phone or WhatsApp) 4
           
Socials Scheduled, but COVID-19 dependant        
23-Jul          
27-Aug          
17-Sep Note: 24 Sept public holiday, brought forward 1 week        
           
Please note that all hikes will have a limited number of bookings and need to comply with prevalent COVID-19 restrictions.   
It is IMPERATIVE that you contact the leader to book / discuss the hike before arriving        
 

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