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Fourth Quarter Fixtures List 2018

Please confirm with the Leader:

  • some of the caves have limited capacity
  • some of the day hikes are much in demand...

so please don't just pitch up! Please read our Fixtures - Introduction if you are a new member.                                               

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2018          

  

                                                                              

Date

 

Description

 

Distance / Elevation

 

Leader

 

Contact

 

Grade

 
 

27 Oct

Overnight hike to Caracle Cave in the Highmoor area.  Great views - ideal for first time backpackers. Cost R70 pp. 

16km

Keith Ashton

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27-28 Oct

Overnight hike to Lower Injisuthi Cave in the Injisuthi area. The route tales in Fergy's Cave and Dead Dog Cave. 

20km 

345m

David Gay

 David Gay 074 580 3511 (18h00 - 20h00)

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27-28 Oct

Overnight hike to Xeni Cave in the Cathedral Peak area. Spacious cave with a waterfall. River crossing and boulder hopping involved. 

12km

450m

   Farouk       Omarjee

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NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

 

Date

Description

Distance/ Elevation

Leader

Contact

Grade

 

2-4 Nov

Its time for another campout , This time it's our Spring Campout at Cobham - a weekend of relaxing in the berg together as a community, with a base camp at Cobham, and some short day hikes from the camp site. With an MBC sponsored braai on the Saturday evening as we all gather round the fire for the night together. The cost is R210pp for the weekend. Please see our official invite on the front page of the webisite, and feel free to contact Amy and Brent for any further information and to RSVP.

 

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MBC Committee (Amy and Brent -  organisers) 

Brent and Amy Kloppers on 084 470 2026 / 0732083716 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
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Sun

 

4 Nov

 

 ‘Impendle Nature Reserve’. Distance 12kms. Ascent / Descent 300m. Meet at the Impendle turn off on the R617 (6kms past Boston coming from Howick, or 3kms past the Pickle Pot Cafe, coming from Underberg) at 8.30am. (Bring all your own refreshments for after the hike.) I will take a collection for the rangers.

 

12km

 

300m

 

Philip Grant

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082 417 9163

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10-11 Nov

Cobham area. Dave will be hosting an overnight hike to Weaver Cave via Lake's Cave returning via Siphongweni Rock national monument. 

30km 530m 

David Gay

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10-13 Nov

Bushmans Nek area. A wonderful, 4 day, 3 night hike with Greg walker, a superb guide. A hike not to be missed. 

Day 1-Bushmans Nek to Langabele cave, 9km.

Day 2-Langabele cave to Bushmans via Goats cave, 4,5 km.

Day 3-Bushmans cave to Whytes cave, 10km.

Day 4-Whytes cave to Bushmans Nek via the Giant's Cup Trail. 

+/- 23,5km Greg Walker 0761543643 3
11 Nov

Howick area. Keith will be hosting a day hike to Umgeni Valley nature reserve. Various trails, lovely views, plenty of game and birdlife. Last booking 7 November.

15 km Keith Ashton This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 2
 17 Nov

 Durban Coast. Heidi will host a day walk along 12km, African Fish Eage Trail. Meet at 8am to leave at 8:15am at the Green Hub, near Blue Lagoon, Durban, walk through the Beachwood Mangroves, up the North bank of the Umgeni River to the Durban Coastal SPCA for coffee(bring cash for this please!), and return on the same route. Sensible shoes(uneven under foot), hat, water, sunscreen. Rain stops play. Book with Heidi by latest Friday 16 November.

 12km  Heidi Cox 0827064283 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   
17-18 Nov

Highmoor area. Farouk will be hosting an overnight beginners hike to Aasvoelkrans Cave with it's scenic waterfall and large pool.

12km 100m Farouk Omarjee 0315776336 / 0815308447 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   3
24-25 Nov

Cathedral Peak area. Dave will be hosting an overnight hike to Forest Shelter via Solar Cliffs, returning to Phillip's Folly and Mike's Pass. 

 29km 720m  David Gay  0745803511 (18:00-20:00 Mon-Thurs only) or   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3,5 
2 Dec

Howick area. Keith will be hosting a day hike to The Ambers. Lovely hike around the Ambers wilder areas, loads of game and birdlife. Tea,coffee and cake's at Ashton's. Cost R20. Last bookings 23 November.

Maximum 12km Keith Ashton This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 2
8-9 Dec

Garden Castle area. Farouk will be hosting an overnight hike to Sleeping Beauty Cave. Hike through a forest to the large cave with interesting rock formations and a stream running through it. 

10km 450m Farouk Omarjee This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  3
 9 Dec

Umdloti area. Heidi will be hosting the 12km Umdloti to Umhlanga Beach Walk. Meet at 8am for a 8:15am start from the Umdloti beach car park. Walk on the sand to Umhlanga Bronze Beach (NB possible river crossing at Umhlanga Lagoon - please pack dry clothes for afterwards), stop fro a short break(bring a snack if needed), return via Umhlanga Nature Reserve to Umdloti for lunch at the Bush Tavern Ibring cash and book with Heidi). Rain stops play. Book by latests 7 December. 

12km  Heidi Cox  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   
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15-17 Dec

Lesotho. Sani Top area. PASSPORT REQUIRED. John and Christine will be hosting a three day adventure to Lesotho. Overnight at Sani Stone Lodge with the option to summit Thabana Ntlenyana 3482mts or explore the area around the Sani Stone Lodge. 

Distance without Thabana will be 32km return trip. Add an extra 28kms for a return trip to Thabana Ntlenyana. 

Saturday : Park vehicles at Sani border post, walk up Sani Pass 8km and a further 8km to Sani Stone Lodge. 

Sunday : Thabana Ntlenyana or explore area around the lodge. 

Monday : return to vehicles. 

One needs to make one's own reservation for room or dorm bed using booking.com 

COSTS : Depends if you book a dorm bed or twin room, whether you self cater or order a meal. 

Farouk has offered to driver his vehicle to the lodge, therefore we can send up our luggage, food and refreshments.

Sani Stone Lodge has a restaurant and shared kitchen. 

 +/- 32kms  John and Christine Pickup  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Christine and John (0827826025) or Farouk Omarjee (0815308447)  4
30 Dec- 2 Jan

Bushman's Nek- Celebrate New Year In Style In A Stunning Area - Short (just over 1.4 km) backpacking to Bushman's Nek Hut for a three-night stay.- Beautiful day hikes from this base to see waterfalls, bushmen's paintings, caves & lovely pools for swimming. Hut has lockable rooms with bunk beds & mattresses + flush toilets & showers (only cold water but no problem) - Combined hike with other clubs. Don't forget your drinks & goodies -Please book early to secure your place - (Some members have already booked) - last bookings by Fri 14 Dec. Cost R120 pppn. Total R360.

12-16 per day Keith Ashton   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 2-3 

                                                                        

 

 

Note: It is the prerogative of a hike leader to accept or reject members or other applicants from participating in his or her hike, after questioning the applicant on their fitness and experience. It is a privilege not a right to participate in a hike.

 

Day hikers are requested to phone the leader beforehand to confirm their attendance and that the hike is still on schedule.

 

ADVANCED NOTICE FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

 

                                          

 

Date

 
 

Description

 
 

Distance/ Elevation

 
 

Leader

 
 

Contact

 
 

Grade

 
 

12-19 Jan

PORT ST JOHNS to COFFEE BAY area. Christine and John will be hosting an 8 day adventure from Port St Johns to Coffee bay. We will be overnighting in cottages, backpackers and Hluleka Nature Reserve. A quantum shuttle will transport us back from Coffee Bay to our vehicle sin Port St Johns. 

Walking terrain is on the beach, through nature reserves, villages and possibly over cliffs. You must be able to swim, for the river crossings. 

Once we make a booking a payment is required. Therefore a deposit payment of R1000 will be required to secure your spot on the hike. Full itenerary to follow. 

 

80kms approx.

 

John and Christine Pickup

 0827826025(Christine) or 0721512031(John)

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