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MBC Q4 Fixtures 2019

MBC Overnight Hike Fixtures Q4-2019

       

Dates

Description

Dist / Elevation

Leader

Contact

Grd

5-6 October

         

12-13 October

Garden Castle: Pillar Cave. Ideal for first time backpackers unsure of their fitness.

10km 160m

Farouk Omarjee

031-5776336
081-5308447
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3

12-13 October

Garden Castle: Bushman's Hut via the Giant's Cup Trail and return. R120 pppn.

24km 360m

David Gay

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3,5

19-20 October

         

26-27 October

Cobham: Lakes Cave, returning via Siphongweni Rock National Monument and Tortoise Rocks.

28km 240m

David Gay

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3,5

2-3 November

         

9-10 November

Mkhomazi: McKenzie's Cave, returning via Cyprus Cave.

23km 710m

John and Christine Pickup

082-7826025 (phone or WhatsApp)

3,5

16-17 November

Injasuti: Lower Injasuti Cave. Ideal for first time backpackers unsure of their fitness.

18km 300m

Farouk Omarjee

031-5776336
081-5308447
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3

23-24 November

Injasuti: Visit dinosaur footprints from iNtabamnyana campsite via Poacher's Stream, returning via the Injasuti Outpost.

24km 620m

David Gay

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3,5

30 November - 1 December

Injasuti: Grindstone Cave. Suitable for first time backpackers. Relaxed pace.

12km 400m

Clive Powell

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3

7-8 December

Injasuti: Marble Baths Cave. Bring your swimming costume!

18km 460m

Farouk Omarjee

031-5776336
081-5308447
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3,5

7-8 December

Vergelegen: Visit the Sulphur Spring from Bird's Nest Cave.

28km 660m

David Gay

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3,5

14-16 December

Garden Castle: Wave Cave to Mzimude Cave via Walker's Pass, returning via Mzimude Pass.

30km 1180m

David Gay

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4

14-16 December

Cathedral Peak: Bell Traverse.                                                 Day 1: 14km from hotel up Mlambonja pass to Twins cave.
Day 2: 12km Twins Cave to Sherman's Cave via the Bell Traverse.
Day 3: 5km return to car park.                                                       This is a hike for the very sure-footed, with a good head for heights.

31km 1530m    

Andy Brown

072 101 2498
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4,5

21-22 December

         

28 December - 2 January

Get far from the maddening crowds and see the New Year in doing what you love most - hiking in the Drakensberg mountains! Mystery route from Monk's Cowl, including an escarpment traverse. Good GT training too.

67km 1850m

David Gay

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5

DAY HIKES

         

06-Oct

Kloof Gorge tough Fast and Furious combined route hike with Andy R40 entry 06h30 start

15km

Andy Brown

072 101 2498
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3.5

Sat 26 October

Umdloti to Umhlanga (return) Beach walk & lunch at the Bush Tavern (bring cash). Meet at Umdloti carpark 9am. Pre-book by Thurs 24 Oct please, rain stops play.

12.5km Sea level

Heidi Cox

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2

           

ADVANCE NOTICE

       

Dates

Description

Dist / Elevation

Leader

Contact

Grd

11-18 January

Wild Coast: Port Edward to Port St Johns

100km

John and Christine Pickup

082-7826025 (phone or WhatsApp)

4

6-16 March

Peru: Visit the Amazon Jungle and do the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The cost is R36 000.

TBA

Farouk Omarjee

081-5308447 / 031-5776336 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

5

TBA

Grand Traverse: Sentinel Car Park to Bushman's Nek

240km

David Gay

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5

           

SOCIALS

         

31-Oct

AGM Sherwood Bowling Club

       

28-Nov

End of year party

       

13-Dec

Victoria Falls a quick ZimZam trip, The Zambezi viewed from every angle - Heidi and Chris Cox

       

Sherwood Bowling Club is at 850 Jan Smuts Highway, Sherwood. Socials start at 19h00 talks start at 19h30. Cash bar available.

 
           

Note for Hikes:

         

Please note that it is essential to contact the hike leader prior to any hike in order to establish details and check if any alterations / changes have been put in place.

In the interest of safety, it is the prerogative of the hike leader to decline hikers if he/she has reason to do so.

 

No litter may be left in any shape or form during any hike, please also refrain from picking flowers, or removing any other natural items from the environment. Take memories, leave footprints.

Feel free to pick up any litter that you may see and dispose of it responsibly.

       
 

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