Mountain Club of South Africa
The Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) is an organisation of people who love mountaineering, rock climbing, bouldering, hiking, international expeditions, search and rescue, training and conservation. A large part of what we do concerns procurement of access for mountaineering. The MCSA was founded in 1891 in Cape Town. Currently the MCSA national body comprises 14 geographically based sections and owns a multitude of beautiful mountain huts and wilderness properties across South Africa. The MCSA is a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO No. 930013449).
The MCSA Paarl/Wellington section was founded in 1895 – see the History page for more information. The Paarl/Wellington section is an NGO and has approximately 200 members (of all ages). The section owns a mountain hut, the Krom River Hut, in the Du Toit’s Kloof mountains; the hut is situated on Cape Nature land. The section has a venue for socials on a private farm in Klein Drakenstein. A library with a collection of mountaineering related books, magazines and CD’s/DVD’s are also stored here and is available to members on loan. The constitution of the MCSA Paarl/Wellington section can be found here.
The other thirteen sections of the MCSA are:
- Cape Town
- Eastern Province
- Free State
- Hottentots Holland
- South Cape
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