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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 farouk.omarjee@gmail.com (mailto:farouk.omarjee@gmail.com) 3 12-13 October Garden Castle: Bushman's Hut via the Giant's Cup Trail and return. R120 pppn. 24km 360m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) cougar1@telkomsa.net (mailto:cougar1@telkomsa.net) 3,5 19-20 October 26-27 October Cobham: Lakes Cave, returning via Siphongweni Rock National Monument and Tortoise Rocks. 28km 240m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) cougar1@telkomsa.net (mailto:cougar1@telkomsa.net) 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 farouk.omarjee@gmail.com (mailto:farouk.omarjee@gmail.com) 3 23-24 November Injasuti: Visit dinosaur footprints from iNtabamnyana campsite via Poacher's Stream, returning via the Injasuti Outpost. 24km 620m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) cougar1@telkomsa.net (mailto:cougar1@telkomsa.net) 3,5 30 November - 1 December Injasuti: Grindstone Cave. Suitable for first time backpackers. Relaxed pace. 12km 400m Clive Powell 0833034778 clive24powell@gmail.com (mailto:clive24powell@gmail.com) 3 7-8 December Injasuti: Marble Baths Cave. Bring your swimming costume! 18km 460m Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336 081-5308447 farouk.omarjee@gmail.com (mailto:farouk.omarjee@gmail.com) 3,5 7-8 December Vergelegen: Visit the Sulphur Spring from Bird's Nest Cave. 28km 660m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) cougar1@telkomsa.net (mailto:cougar1@telkomsa.net) 3,5 14-16 December Garden Castle: Wave Cave to Mzimude Cave via Walker's Pass, returning via Mzimude Pass. 30km 1180m David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) cougar1@telkomsa.net (mailto:cougar1@telkomsa.net) 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 andybza@gmail.com (mailto:andybza@gmail.com) 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 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) cougar1@telkomsa.net (mailto:cougar1@telkomsa.net) 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 andybza@gmail.com (mailto:andybza@gmail.com) 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 0827064283 heidi.dinan@gmail.com (mailto:heidi.dinan@gmail.com) 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 farouko@telkomsa.net (mailto:farouko@telkomsa.net) 5 TBA Grand Traverse: Sentinel Car Park to Bushman's Nek 240km David Gay 074-5803511 (18h00-20h00 Mon-Thurs only) cougar1@telkomsa.net (mailto:cougar1@telkomsa.net) 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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