Ceres & Slab peaks, Ceres (3B)

Meet and day (20/21 Nov) still to be finalised. Contact Nardus Cronje (ncwpbr@gmail.com) if you are interested.

Loergat, Bettys Bay (2A)

Begin stap by Johan de Koker se huis (Dolphin rylaan 3336) om 07:30 vm. Redelike steil klofie om bo-op die berg te kom. Geen voetpad, maar pragtige uitsigte oor Betties. Kontak gerus vir Thordis Sixt op 083 454 6660 of sixtthordis@gmail.com as jy belangstel. We start in Dolphin Avenue 3336 Read more…

(Postponed) Hut Workday

This work day at Krom River Hut on 28 November has been postponed. Check next year for a revised date. Contact Bradley Hemphill at bradleyhemphill@gmail.com if you are interested.

Houwhoek Circular, Houwhoek (2/3A)

We will meet at the Houwhoek Hotel parking at 9 am. It is a 15km circular hike up their mountain. Not too strenous. Thereafter draft or any other drink at the hotel. Contact Thordis Sixt at 083 454 6660 or sixtthordis@gmail.com.

Left Face Mystery B, Table mountain (3b)

Reasonable fitness and head for heights as there is some rock scrambling near the top. Park on Tafelberg road close to Platteklip Gorge. Ascend on Platteklip a short way, then branch off on a minor path up gulley behind Left  Face. Quickest descent is via Platteklip or the easier option, Read more…

Hawequa mountains, Wellington (2B)

Hike the Hawequa mountains near Wellington. If it's cool we'll go up, if it's hot we'll reroute and stay in the shade, either way it's a difficult hike with scrambling and off-path hiking. No cost involved.  For more information contact Elsie Oettle at elsieoettle@gmail.com or 082 737 9990.  WhatsApp is best.

Family and friends morning hike

A short morning hike suitable for the whole family. No cost, bring the kids, swimming costumes, snacks and friends. email Elsie elsieoettle@gmail.com or whattsapp 0827379990

R50

Hangklip to Pringle Bay, Overberg (2B)

Circular route through Hangklip Conservation to Lighthouse and Pringle Bay. Sandy beach, rock hobbing, exposure to height, rough and tough terrain. 16 km and 7 hours. We meet 8am at the turnoff to Pringle Bay.  Please contact Thordis, WhatsApp 083 454 6660.

Honingklip Farm, Botriver (2A)

Honingklip Farm, different circular hiking route, 14km - 5 hours. We meet 9am at the farm parking. Walking all along fine bos. Superb view over the Botriver Lagoon to the sea. Thereafter we'll get craft beer and pizza at the farm restaurant. This hike needs to be booked with the Read more…

Crystal Pools, Steenbras Kloof (2A+)

DONDERDAG 27 Januarie: Crystal Pools Steenbraskloof  (anderkant Gordonsbaai)Daar is 'n paar oop plekke vir hierdie roete wat vir Kaapstad seksie bespreek is'n Ideale voldag somer stap in hierdie kloof met (5) aanloklike swempoele. Permitgeld R103 per persoon. Wild Cards nie geldig. Groep beperk tot 20. Vir meer besonderhede en om te bespreek kontak leier Suzanne Smith by wilsonsmith@yebo.co.za (verkies) Read more…

Kromhut kuier+onderhoud

Ontmoet Vrydag 18H00 by die hek, of 8H00 Saterdag vir diegene wat slegs vir die dag wil kom.  Ons gaan aan die "fire -break" werk en 'n nood radio installeer, genoeg tyd om wel 'n kort stap te doen en die poele te geniet.       Kontak Riaan Doorduin: Read more…

Krom River Area Day Hike and Pools (1A or 2B)

Day hike in the area of the Krom River hut in the morning and be back at the pools after lunch, or spend the day at the hut and enjoy the pools. We will meet at the gate at 7am on Sunday.  Email or message Jamie Southgate - jamietijger@gmail.com.

Visgat (P/W & STB shared meet)

Please note that this meet is already full and that there is a waiting list. Paarl/Wellington and Stellenbosch sections are sharing a Visgat permit - 4 slots per section, 8 in total. Club leaders, active club members and members who haven't done it before get preference. Contact Nardus Cronje at ncwpbr@gmail.com if Read more…

Scouts Hut, Table Mountain

A sleep over a the Scouts Hut on Table Mountain and do day hikes the following day. More details to follow. There will also be a mid-week sleepover available for those who can go during the week.

Scouts Hut, Table Mountain

A sleep over a the Scouts Hut on Table Mountain and do day hikes the following day. Various day hikes ranging from 2a to 3b are planned. More details to follow. There is also a weekend sleepover available for those who can't go during the week. If you are interested Read more…

Table. M. 7 Buttresses Apostle Traverse (2B)

This is a fun 'B' grade scramble crosses Porcupine, Jubilee, Barrier, Valken, Kasteels, Postern, and Woody buttresses on the Apostle side of Table Mountain. 7 hours. More detailed info will be given closer to the time. This hike will be led by Wendy Scott. Email wendyscott.ba@gmail.com or Whattapp 0832707765 (NO Read more…

Thomas Hut, Worcester (3A+)

This is an opportunity to spend a weekend in the spectacular Thomas Hut in the Hex River Mountains. We will walk in late Friday afternoon. The hike up to Thomas Hut is steep (~1000m height gain) but on a good footpath. On Saturday and Sunday we hike to one of Read more…

R40

Jan du Toitskloof, Worcester

The MCSA P/W Section has as Jan du Toitskloof booking from 4 March 2022. This is an opportunity to spend some time in one of the Western Cape's most prestigious klowe. Hanlie can accommodate a group from the Friday 4 March until the Monday 7 March. Contact Hanlie Jordaan if Read more…

Weskus Strandstap-naweek (2a)

Let op dat die uistappie van Februarie na Maart geskuif is. Kamp by Andries en Ria se Soutkuil lapa agter die duine tussen Dwarskersbos en Elandsbaai. Saterdag – Stap suidwaards langs die see na Rocherpan en terug – 14km. Sondag – Stap noordwaarts langs die see na Draaihoek Lodge en Read more…

Fisantekuil/Hawequa 2B

We walk from Fisantekuil through farmland and Fynbos to the Hawequa foothills. There's a bit of everything, riverine, vineyards, orchards, fynbos and shady cliffs with stunning views. A large section is in shade, but there is swimming opportunity in the farm dams. 5-6 hours, 2B.

Koringberg 2a

Meet at Koringberg at 8 am for a walk to the top along a rugged jeep track. Beautiful views of the swartland. 4-5 hours, depending on the weather.

Spitskop (2b+)

Ons stap van Olive Glen op in die nek, dan op teen Middagsberg rigting Haelhoek Sneeukop, verby Felixberg. Ons klouter dan die laaste stukkie op teen die rotse tot bo. Redelike fiksheid en behendigheid word vereis en 'n kop vir hoogtes sal dit vir die res makliker maak. Geen Koste.Leader: Read more…

Agter Tafelberg hut weekend

Overnighting at the Cape Town section's Agtertafelberg hut. More details for this weekend will be given later. Easy and difficult options will be on offer. Leaders: Gaye & Steve Hosking (gayehosking@gmail.com)

Honingklip, Botrivier (3A)

We meet 9am at the farm parking. The 20 km route offers superb views, pristine Fynbos and swimming opportunity in the Honingklip dam. Before driving back you can enjoy craft beer and pizza at the farm restaurant. This hike needs to be booked with the farmer, cost is R20. Kindly Read more…

Betties Bay circular. (2A)

Four hour circular route includes fynbos paths and a rocky coastline. Please contact Thordis, WhatsApp 083 454 6660.

Evening presentation in Stellenbosch, “KLOOFING IN SA”

Neil Margetts gee ’n voorstelling op Vrydag 1 April in Stellenbosch 6 pm. Vir meer informasie raadpleeg kontak Paul Verhoeven by sekretaris@ste.mcsa.org.za. 073 371 6687 (MTN); 073 371 6687; +32 498 47 63 72 (whatsapp). There will be coffee and something sweet for sale after the talk.

New Years Peak, Kromhut (1-2 a/b)

New Years peak is a very easy but fun peak to climb which will surprise you with its views even though it is not very high. The hike up and down the peak is off-path. It is near the Kromrivier hut so once we are down we will continue past Read more…

Manganese mine, Du Toit’s Kloof (2A)

Saturday 9 April: Manganese mine, Du Toit's Kloof: This route can include children. A 4.5 - 5 hour hike, elevation gain less than 300m, it is all off-path so we move relatively carefully. The views of familiar landmarks are from a completely different perspective! We also walk along inside the 100m tunnel that was Read more…

Groot Winterhoek Peak – 2077m (3B)

Multi -day wild camping in the Groot Winterhoek reserve. Long days but wilderness at its best, the itenary is below. Permits need to be arranged, please Contact Frans Slabber, 082 852 4392 byeboer@gmail.com asap. Friday 15 April: Meet 08h00 at Groot Winterhook Reserve entrance.Hike 13.2km along established past Kliphuis to Read more…

Olive Glen; Wildepaardejagt Kloof (1a)

An easy hike to the some of the pools in the Wildepaardejagt Kloof, bring swimwear and a picnic. For more information contact Avril apowrie@oliveglen.co.za 082 921 4325

Houwhoek circular (2A)

We will meet at the Houwhoek Hotel parking at 9 am. It is a 15km circular hike up their mountain. Not too strenous. Thereafter draft or any other drink at the hotel. Kontak gerus vir Thordis Sixt op 083 454 6660 of sixtthordis@gmail.com as jy belangstel

Spring Step-over, Table Mountain (2D)

Spring Step-over is a classic C+/D grade climb on Table Mountain. Expect climbing and exposed scrambling. A rope will be used in places. Group size is limited - climbing experience an advantage.Bring a helmet and harness. Contact Nardus at ncwpbr@gmail.com or 082 347 8556.

Botrivier family hike (1a)

Meet 1 pm in Botrivier at the Van der Stel organic milkfarm. This 2 hour hike up the mountain is ideal to introduce hiking to youngsters. R15pp, and, optional, R20 for 2l fresh milk (which needs to be ordered beforehand).

R15.00

Montegu: Rock climbing & Hiking

Montegu is known for a variety of easy/difficult hiking trails as well as a vast number of climbing routes and Mountain biking. Esme will lead a difficult hike to Bloupunt; Elsie will lead a moderate hike into Keurkloof but there are also a number of well-marked (moderate and easy) trails Read more…

Banhoek Circular Route, tagging Bullerskop (1425m) (3b)

Early start from Bethlehem Farm in Kylemore (free entry).  We will tag Bullers Lower Summit and Bullerskop (1425m). From Bullerskop we will head North East towards Duiwelskloof, which we will descend.    20km / 1300m, duration between 7 & 8 hours. A beautiful route but you need to be sure footed Read more…

Bainskloof/ Explore the Witte rivier

This short (4-5) hike up the Witte River has no height exposure but you need to be good at boulder hopping and negotiating slippery rocks. There are beautiful pools and rock formations, and a very short but compulsory swim near the end. Contact Elsie 082 737 990 or email elsieoettle@gmail.com Read more…

Advance Notice: Tankwa Karoo, Skurweberg weekend

This is an advanced notice reminder for Suzanne Smith's Tankwa Karoo weekened taking pace in September. If you are interested in joining the weekend in September please contact  wilsonsmith@yebo.co.za by Friday 20 May.

Witteberg Vlakte and Cascades (3B)

Starting at the Mcsa parking for the Kromhut we will hike in and camp on the Witteberg Vlakte on Saturday. On Sunday we return via the cascades (circular route) but we will climb down to some pools and waterfalls near the top of the cascades. In the afternoon we might Read more…

Spring Buttress Traverse (2C)

Beautiful scramble on the Atlantic side of Table Mountain. Although it is not a very long route, 5-6 hours, (including the tea stop at the cave), it does include exposed scrambling. If you've done Kloof Corner then this is a nice step up. We will scramble down Woody Buttress and Read more…

Houdenbek camping

Camping with day walks and great Mountain bike routes. R200 pppd. The Houdenbek website has more information about the facilities and activities at the campsite.

R200

Slanghoek Piek (3B)

We will make an early start from the Kromrivier mcsa parking; turning LEFT (North) towards Junction Pool (before the final decent to the hut). At the Witte River we turn RIGHT (EAST) towards Springstygbeugel where we will start climbing towards the Slanghoek  Amphitheatre. From the Amphitheatre we will slowly contour Read more…

Kromhut Workmeet/rescue Training

We will hike in on Friday evening and/or Saterday and start cracking at some maintenance.The meet will coincide with a rescue training to celebrate the instalation of our new 2 way radio and Thomas stretcher / Grab Bag rescue equipment.Many thanks to Cleeve Robertson who organised us the grab-bag and Kuba for arranging the Thomas Stretcher!  Read more…

Left Face “Mystery” B, Table Mountain (2B)

This route starts at the bottom of Platteklip George, then branches off to the left up the left face of Table Mountain.   It has some nice scrambles (about B grade), a steep hidden gully that  unlocks the way through the lower cliffs and a nice interesting step-over finish at the Read more…

Nuwejaars Piek: Kromhut day visit (1-2; a-b)

New Years peak is a very easy but fun peak to climb which will surprise you with its views even though it is not very high. The hike up and down the peak is off-path. It is near the Kromrivier hut so once we are down we will continue past Read more…

Houhoek Circular (2A)

We meet at the Houwhoek Hotel parking from where we do the 15km circular hike up their mountain. Not too strenuous. Thereafter draft or any other drink at the hotel.

Du Toitspiek (1995m), Du Toitskloof (3-4B)

Ons pak een van die die mees promenente pieke in die Boland aan. Die piek is op die 10-pieke lys. 'n Lang dag met amper niks water op die roete nie (tensy daar sneeu is). Ons het die opsie om die aand voor die stap by Du Toitskloofhut oor te Read more…

The club uses a grading system (given in brackets after the hike name) to make it easier for club members to communicate the difficultly of an outing. You can check out our Meets Grading page for details on how to use the grading system, or alternatively you can contact the meet leader directly if you are unsure of the difficulty of a meet.