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MBC Q4 Fixtures 2020

MBC   Hike Fixtures Q4-2020        
           
Overnight          
Dates (days) Description Dist / Elevation Leader Contact Grd
3-4 October (2) No hike scheduled at time of release        
10-11 October (2) Cathedral Peak: Tent above the waterfall close to Sherman's Cave or spend the night in the cave. 10km 500m Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336
081-5308447
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10-11 October (2) Mkhomazi: Cyprus Cave. Ideal for first time backpackers as we can explore from the cave – waterfall above the cave and pool below. Max. of 6 hikers. 10km 250m Keith Ashton This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Please include your cell number in your email) 3
10-11 October (2) Cobham: Lakes Cave via horse route. Return via Siphongweni Rock National Monument rock art site and Tortoise Rocks. 28km 530m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3,5
17-18 October (2) Day hike below        
24-25 October (2) Monk's Cowl: Vaalribbokkop Cave via Jacob's Ladder. Return via Makhulumane Rock forest walk. 30km 650m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 4
31 October - 1 November (2) No hike scheduled at time of release        
7-8 November (2) Garden Castle: Wilson's Cave via Castle View farm. Return via The Island. 27km 465m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3,5
7-22 November (16) Lower Berg Traverse: Royal Natal to Bushman's Nek. Numerous joining and leaving places for those with insufficent leave. Further information available via WhatsApp. Approx. 280km John Pickup 072-1512031 (phone or WhatsApp) 5
14-15 November (2) Mkhomazi: McKenzie's Cave. Visit a rock art site en route. 12km 640m Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336
081-5308447
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21-22 November (2) Highmoor: Caracal Cave, returning via Fulton's Rock and the Ka-Dedakushe Falls. 20km 120m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3
28-29 November (2) No hike scheduled at time of release        
5-6 December (2) Garden Castle: Tent at the top of Wilson's Pass. Return via Mashai Pass. 26km 1265m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 5
12-13 December (2) Bushman's Nek area social weekend with day hikes. Passport may be required.   Heidi & Chris Cox   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 0827064283 2 - 3
16-20 December (5) Vergelegen: Bird's Nest Cave; Mkhomazi Pass; climb Thabana Ntlenyana (highest peak in Southern Africa) from Nhlangeni campsite; head south to campsite above Ntshintshini Pass; Kaula Cave via Phinong Pass; return to start. 60km 1980m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 5
19-20 December (2) Injasuti: Lower Injasuti Cave. Ideal for first-time backpackers unsure of their fitness. 16km 300m Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336
081-5308447
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26-27 December (2) No hike scheduled at time of release        
           
DAY HIKES          
Sunday 18 October Beach walk: Umdloti to Umhlanga and back, via Umhlanga Reserve. Brisk pace. Lunch at Bush Tavern. Rain stops play, book by Friday 16 Oct 12km Heidi Cox   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 0827064283 2
Sunday 6th December HOWICK – UMGENI VALLEY – Several different trails – lovely views down to the Umgeni Valley & beyond – several animal species & birdlife. 16km Keith Ashton 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        Entrance Fee R35 per person 2+
           
ADVANCE NOTICE          
Dates Description Dist / Elevation Leader Contact Grd
8-16 January 2021 Wild Coast: Port St. Johns to Hole in the Wall 95km John & Christine Pickup 082-7826025 (phone or WhatsApp) 4
           
           
           
           
           
SOCIALS Sherwood Bowling Club        
22-Oct Locked down in Peru - Sorin Dimitriu and Farouk Omarjee        
03-Dec MBC Christmas party        
28-Jan AGM        
 

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