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Apologies from the MBC for being unable to display the 3rd Quarter's Fixtures list in the usual way.  

(Our Website Boff is hiking in Spain right now, and the rest of us pretend-techno-geeks are trying our best.). 

 If you would like, please email chairman@mountainbackpackers.co.za and we will forward you the fixtures list.

 The next fixtures list and magazine are due out at the end of September 2015, so keep 'em peeled for the

 end of year excitement!

 Below are the remainder of the fixtures for September 2015.  Happy Hiking!  See you OUT THERE!


Sept 2015








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5 – 6th Sept


MKHOMAZI - SINCLAIR'S SHELTER - New backpacking hike from Mkhomazi. - Normal routes are from Kamberg but this route is harder & very rarely done, but it is a lovely & challenging route which continues past Cyprus Cave first & follows indistinct & sometimes non-existent tracks with a final stiff climb. Combined hike with Midlands Hiking Club. The first six to respond can secure their place, additional hikers will need to bring tents. - last booking by 31 Aug.


12 – 15 km each day left resin oes more hazy / milky in appearance


Keith Ashton


   Tel:   033 239 5023






5 - 6th




CLIMB GIANTS CASTLE: One of the most spectacular Berg climbs. Saturday: Giants Castle Camp Site to the base of Giants Peak. Sunday: Climb Giants Peak (optional) then return to the car park.   Physical fitness essential.






Farouk Omarjee


031-577 6336








12th Sept


MONKS COWL     Day hike to climb the Matterhorn 1995mts.


Optional Saturday night bring and share braai at the Monks Cowl camp.


Start from Monks Cowl office at 8.30




Christine Bro /




 christinebro3@gmail.com    0827826025


 johnpickup9@gmail.com      0721512031




Sat 19th




KLOOK GORGE DAY HIKE.  Circular downstream route. Leaving at 8.30am from the picnic site carpark. Small entrance fee. Bring sun protection, hat, water, snacks and a rain jacket. Moderate fitness required. Confirm with John beforehand.


John McGovern




082 6595111




19th Sept


INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP - a very important international event on the environmental calendar (3rd Saturday of Sept). Meet at 08h00 Umhlanga Nature Reserve carpark (Lagoon Drive next to Breakers Resort Umhlanga).




Heidi Cox


0827064283 / heidi.dinan@gmail.com




24 – 27th




COBHAM: Gxalingenwa Cave via Ndlovini Mountain and Pinnacle Rock (Day 1); Lakes Cave via The Hub (Day 2); Mzimkhulwana Hut via Siphongweni Valley (Day 3); return to Cobham (Day 4).






David Gay


Phone: 031-7640298


(18h00 - 20h00 Mon-Thurs only)         Email: cougar1@telkomsa.net




25 – 27th Sept


COBHAM: Stand on either end of the “Giants Cup” something to remember every time you travel into Underberg and see the cup.


First night will be spent in Spectacle Cave.  Following day we ascend Masubasuba Pass.  Climb Hodgson’s Peaks South and North.  Down to overnight in Gxalingenwa Cave.  The 3rd day we return to cars via Pinnacle Rock and Emerald Dome.






Christine Bro /




 christinebro3@gmail.com    0827826025


 johnpickup9@gmail.com      0721512031





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