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Third Quarter Fixtures List 2017

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.  

 

  September 2017

 

Date

Description

Dist / Elevation

Leader

Contact

Grd

16 Sept

 Giba Gorge: 8.15am to 1pm. Meeting at 8.30 Giba Gorge car park. Look for my Jimny with the MBC banner.  Easy hike. Stop at waterfall for snack break. Please phone leader to confirm.

+- 10km

John McGovern

082 659 5111

Between 08h00 and 13h00 ONLY

1-2

16 Sept

International Coastal Cleanup Day:  A very important international event on the environmental calendar (3rd Saturday of Sept). 08h30 - 12h00 at Beachwood Mangroves. Contact Heidi if you are keen to join. Driven by Plastic SA, co-ordinated by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Honorary Officers.

5km

Heidi Cox

082 706 4283

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2

17 Sept

Howick:- Day hike in "The Ambers" - hike in extended area. Lovely views around Howick & surrounding areas, plenty of game & birdlife. Combined hike with other clubs. MAXIMUM 12 MEMBERS, first come first served - Last booking by Wed 13 Sept. Cost : R20

12-15km

Keith Ashton

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2

16 - 17 Sept Please note date change 22-23 Sept

Mnweni area: Rockeries pass on day one to Mponjwane cave. Returning via Mnweni Pass on day two. Escarpment hike to up 3000m altitude. Not for the unfit or the faint-hearted.

We leave the cars at Mnweni Cultural and Hiking Centre.

13km day one

25km day two

1800m

Andy Brown

072 101 2498

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5

30 Sept to 4 October

The Giants Cup Trail: Sani Pass to Bushman’s Nek.

4 nights. 5 days.

Day 1 – From Sani Backpackers to Pholela Hut (Cobham)

Day 2 – From Pholela Hut to Mzimkulwana Trail Hut

Day 3 – From Mzimkulwana Trail Hut to Winterhoek Trail Hut

Day 4 – From Winterhoek Trail Hut to Swiman Hut (Garden Castle)

Day 5 – From Swiman Trail Hut to the finish at Bushmens Nek

Travel arrangements will be sorted out once the number of participants are confirmed.

Cost R120 per night. Total R480.00 payable to KZN Wildlife.

For full details click on the following link or copy and paste the address in the search bar of your browser:  www.kznwildlife.com/travel-information/wilderness-trails/gc-trail.html

60km

approx 12km per day

700m

Farouk Omarjee

031-577 6336

081 530 8447

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 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.

 

Advance Notices

 

Date

Description

Distance/ Height

Leader

Contact

Grade

30 December 2017 to

2 January 2018

Bushman's Nek area: - 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 - last bookings by 15 Dec. Cost: R360. i.e. R120 pppn

12-15km per day

Keith Ashton

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