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MBC Fixtures Q3 2022

MBC Overnight Hike Fixtures Q3-2022        
           
           
Dates (days) Description Dist / Elevation Leader Contact Grd
2-3 July (2)          
9-10 July (2) Mlalazi (Mthunzini): Hike the Siyaya Coastal Park, trail and beach walk. Camp at the Mlalazi Game Reserve campsite (tents will be required). Camp fee is R120 pppn. Chalet accommodation option also available. 12 km 100 m Zanele Jele 083-2951682 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 2+
16-17 July (2) Cathedral Peak: Overnight hike to Sherman's Cave. 10 km 200 m Farouk Omarjee 081-5308447 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3
16-18 July (3) Monk's Cowl: Vaalribbokkop Cave via Jacob's Ladder. Visit the Anton's Cave and Zunckel's Cave rock art sites, and Hospitaalspruit Cave. Return via Stable Cave, Three Pools Cave and Steilberg. 28 km 650 m David Gay Email only (please include your cell number): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3.5
19-22 July (4) Garden Castle: Base hikes from Swiman Hut, which has bunk beds with mattresses, hot bath and showers, braai facilities, indoor fireplace, tables and chairs, with parking outside the hut. Day hikes each day from the hut to caves, Bushman paintings, rivers and pools. R120 pppn (R360 total). Club members only. No bookings will be taken after 11 July. 10-16 km daily Keith Ashton Email only (please include your cell number): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   2+
23-24 July (2)          
30-31 July (2) Cobham: Gxalingenwa Cave via Giant's Cup Trail. Return via rock art sites, Pinnacle Rock and Emerald Stream. 25 km 430 m David Gay Email only (please include your cell number): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3.5
6-7 August (2)          
6-8 August (3) Cathedral Peak: Roland's Cave via Tseketseke Pass, returning via Organ Pipes Pass (Camel Route). Tents required. A head for heights is an absolute must for the approach to the cave! 28 km 1800 m Geoff Tennant 083-7935045 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 4,5
6-9 August (4)          
13-14 August (2)          
19-21 August (3) Mnweni Circuit: Up Mnweni Pass and down Rockeries Pass. Tents required. 44 km 1700 m Farouk Omarjee 081-5308447 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 5
20-21 August (2) Lotheni: Day hikes from the Lotheni camp (Eagle Trail and Emadundwini Trail). Approx. R300 pppn, shared chalet accommodation. 24 km 700 m Zanele Jele 083-2951682 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3
27-28 August (2) Cobham: Weaver Cave via Lakes Cave. Return return via middle route, Siphongweni Valley, Mzimkhulwana Hut and Giant's Cup Trail. 32 km 530 m David Gay Email only (please include your cell number): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3.5
3-4 September (2)          
10-11 September (2) Garden Castle: Exploratory hike to Cod's Eye Cave via Pillar Cave, returning via Sondomzima Ridge and the Tunnel Caves. Most of this route is off-path, so it is not suitable for beginners. 14 km 525 m David Gay Email only (please include your cell number): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3.5
17-18 September (2) Injasuti: Overnight hike to Grindstone Cave. 10 km 400 m Farouk Omarjee 081-5308447 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3
24-25 September (2) Mnweni: Singati Cave via Busingatha Gorge. The aim is to explore this little-visited area immediately south of Royal Natal. Distances will be short, but the going will be hard (bundu bashing and possibly some kloofing)! 15 km 500 m Geoff Tennant 083-7935045 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3.5
           
DAY HIKES          
9 July Virginia Bush - Durban North A wander through the 3 sections of Virginia Bush, meet at Seattle Coffee at Checkers, Virginia Circle at 08h30, may be prone to adventuring due to some flood damage … Rain stops play, last bookings by Thursday 7 July 5-7km Heidi Cox 082 706 4283 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Include your cell number when booking 2.5
9 August Nhlozane Memorial Hike
Meet at Mount Park country inn (Dargle) at 9am on Women’s day, 9 August (a public holiday).
An annual private hike, led by Mike: We will climb Nhlozane, the highest peak in the midlands and remember Bridget Richmond, Mike's lovely wife.
Cost to visit Mount Park is R50 per adult and R30 per child, includes tea and snacks on return.
Approx 10km Mike Richmond 082 872 3917 3
21-Aug UMGENI VALLEY – Lovely local area with several different trails to choose from. Wildflowers, birds & wildlife as well as waterfalls & picnic & lunch spots. Although we have hiked in the valley many times it is always popular. LAST BOOKING WED 17 AUG. R35 entrance fee. 14-16 km          Keith Ashton please include your email address) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 2+
17-Sep International Coastal Cleanup - a group will be at Virginia Beach (near Virginia Airport, Durban North) participating in the global coastal event.   You are welcome to arrange or join additional groups either as MBC or othe affiliations, either on the coast or on waterways, if you do, please let us know - it would be great to hear your feedback! N/A 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 1
Sunday 18 September KARKLOOF. - Day hike through EVERDON ESTATES led by the man who knows the area better than anybody - previously this hike has proved to be extremely popular and has some of the most spectacular views in the area including Umgeni and Karkloof rivers - Cecil Hackney will lead the hike but please contact Keith. - Book early to secure your place - Last bookings by Wed 14 September.   R30 entrance fee. 12-14km Keith Ashton please include your email address) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 2+
           
ADVANCE NOTICE          
Dates Description Dist / Elevation Leader Contact Grd
Oct-23 Otter Trail - waiting list only   Ryan West 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  
           
SOCIAL CALENDAR          
Jul-28 Social bring and braai, bring your own braai-ables, we'll sort the salads      
Aug-25 Dr Sonja Krüger - Vultures      
Sep-22 Talk to be confirmed - likley one of our travelling leaders!      
 

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