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First 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.  

 

  FEBRUARY 2018                                                 

 

Date

 
 

Description

 
 

Distance/ Elevation

 
 

Leader

 
 

Contact

 
 

Grade

 
 

3-4 Feb

 
 

Cobham area: Glade Cave via Lakes Cave, returning via Siphongweni plateau and Tortoise Rocks.

 
 

33km

 

530m

   
 

David Gay

 
 

031 764 0298

 

(18:00 to 20:00 Mon-Thurs only)

 

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4

 
 

10-11 Feb

 
 

Mnweni area: Follow the Mnweni Valley to Jubilee Cave.

 

Magnificent views of Icidi Pass and Ifidi Buttress

 
 

34km

 

700m

 
 

Andy Brown

 
 

     072 101 2498

 

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4

 
 

17-18 Feb

 
 

Highmoor area: Assvoelkrans Cave. Ideal for first timers and those are unsure of their fitness. Waterfall and big pool next to the cave. Bring a costume.

 
 

10km

 

100m

 
 

Farouk Omarjee

 
 

031-577 6336

 

081 530 8447

 

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3

 
 

17-18 Feb

 
 

Garden Castle area: Tent at the top of Wilson's Pass, returning via Mashai Pass.

 
 

25km

 

1410m

 
 

David Gay

 
 

031 764 0298

 

(18:00 to 20:00 Mon-Thurs only)

 

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5

 
 

18 Feb

 
 

Howick area: Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve - Lovely local day hike in a beautiful area - great views & chance to see plenty of game & bird life. Several trail variations. As it can be hot this time of year we will keep to high ground. Combined hike with other clubs. Last booking by Wed 14 Feb. R30 per person

 
 

15km

 
 

Keith Ashton

 
 

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2-3

 

 

MARCH 2018                                                                                   

                                                                                   

                                                                                

 

Date

 
 

Description

 
 

Dist / Elevation

 
 

Leader

 
 

Contact

 
 

Grd

 
 

3-4 March

 
 

Loteni area: Camp at the top of Buttress Pass and return via Hlathimbe Pass (North).

 
 

32km

 

1570m

 
 

David Gay

 
 

031 764 0298

 

(18:00 to 20:00 Mon-Thurs only)

 

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5

 
 

10-11 March

 
 

Garden Castle area:

 

Follow the Giants Cup Trail from Garden Castle to Hidden Valley. Ideal for first time backpackers. Lovely pool next to the camp site. Bring a costume.

 

NB: Hiking tents required.

   
 

12km

 

200m

 
 

Farouk Omarjee

 
 

031-577 6336

 

081 530 8447

 

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3

 
 

10-11

 

March

 
 

Lotheni area: (Southern Berg via Himeville)

 

Camping at Lotheni with day hikes.

 
 

12km

 
 

Heidi Cox

 
 

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2

 
 

10-11

 

Mar

 
 

Monks Cowl area: Intunja via Zulu Cave. Relaxing first day to the cave. Summit Intunja on Sunday morning and return via Hlathikulu Nek and the Sphinx.

 
 

32km

 

900m

  
 

Andy Brown

 
 

072 101 2498

 

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4

 
 

17-18 Mar

 
 

Sani Pass: Gxalingenwa Cave from Sani (Top) Mountain Lodge. GT resupplies for Sani Pass will be left at Sani Mountain Lodge.

 
 

20km

 

540m

 
 

David Gay

 
 

     031 764 0298

 

(18:00 to 20:00 Mon-Thurs only)

 

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3+

 
 

17-21

 

March

 
 

Cathedral Peak area: Saturday camp at bottom of Cockade Pass 10km. Sunday climb Cockade Pass camp at stream just south of the Pass on escarpment. Monday hike along edge of escarpment for views to Easter cave. Tuesday, down Mlamboja Pass then boulder hop down zeni River to zeni cave. Wendsday return.

 
 

36km

 

1520m

 
 

Greg Walker

 
   

5

 
 

23-26

 

March

 
 

SANI Lodge Backpackers:

 

Stay overnight in comfortable lodge with various forms of accommodation available - self -catering or meals are available.

 

Very good hikes each day from this base, situated on the tarred section of the Sani Pass road, about 16 km before the border post - Combined hike with other clubs –

 

Book early to secure a place. Last bookings by 9 March.

 

Costs: Camping circa R100. Dorm circa R180.

 
 

10-15km per day.

 
 

Keith Ashton

 
 

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2+

 
 

24 March to

 

7 April

    
 

GRAND TRAVERSE. North, to South 14 Days.

 

Sentinel Car Park to Bushman’s Nek.

  

Co-leaders. David Gay and Andy Brown

   
 

245km

  

9300m

 
 

David Gay

  

Andy Brown

  
  

072 101 2498

 

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5

 
 

30 March

 

to

 

1/2 April

 
 

Giants Castle area.

 

Grand Traverse resupply: Bannerman’s Pass 3/4 Days

  

VOLUNTEER leader and hikers NEEDED

  

Please contact Andy Brown

 
 

28km

 

1535m

 
 

TBA

 
  

072 101 2498

 

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4+

 

                                                                                  

 

 

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

 

Date

Description

Distance / Height

Leader

Contact

Grade

April 2018

The Grand Traverse 2018: Please advise interest EARLY so we can plan ahead.

Circa April / Easter. Dates to be announced.

220 km

Andy Brown

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