Finsteraar Crack, Table Mountain

Note: This event was moved from 11 March. 'n Goed versteekte roete aan die Nuweland kant in 'n skeur teen Fernwood Buttress. Die roete behels klouterwerk en kort stukkies blootstelling. Alle deelnemers moet asb. 'n klim / fietsry helmet bring. Stapleier: Nardus Cronje, ncwpbr@gmail.com, 082 347 8556

Kogelberg trail

We meet at Kogelberg parking at 7:45 am. Entrance fee R 60 cash per person or wildcard. Number limited to 12. Contact Thordis Sixt at 083 454 6660 or sixtthordis@gmail.com to join.

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Krom River Hut Work Meet

We have scheduled two weekends for work meets, to get our hut and surrounds spick-and-span for the big celebration – Die Groot Veering on the 21 May! Come join us for unforgettable weekends of work, fun and eating! Please email Kuba on kuba@apap.co.za confirming your attendance, for one or two days, for Read more…

Verkenning in Klein-Drakensteinberge, Paarl

Ons beplan om een van die ou Bergklub roetes in die Klein-Drakensteinberge (bo Paarl) te verken. Die roete en terrein is onbekend, so afgronde, klouter en rowwe terrein is alles moontlik. Grootte van die groep is beperk. Leier: Nardus Cronje, ncwpbr@gmail.com, 082 347 8556

Three Sisters, Kleinmond

Thordis will lead the classic 3-sisters circuit in Kleinmond. Meet 8am at Kleinmond Golf Course parking. Route will take approximately 4 1/2 hour.  Contact Thordis Sixt at 083 454 6660 or sixtthordis@gmail.com.

Krom River Hut Work Meet

We have scheduled two weekends for work meets, to get our hut and surrounds spick-and-span for the big celebration – Die Groot Veering on the 21 May! Come join us for unforgettable weekends of work, fun and eating! Please email Kuba on kuba@apap.co.za confirming your attendance, for one or two days, for Read more…

Krom River Hut 70th: “Die Groot Viering”

Krom River hut word 70 jaar oud die jaar! Ons gaan Sondag 21 Mei 'n Groot Viering vir die hut se 70se verjaarsdag hou. Alle BKSA lede word uitgenooi om die 70se verjaarsdag saam met ons by die pragtige Krom River Hut te kom vier. Hier is Sondag se program: Read more…

Wellington Hugonote Kop (3b)

NOTE: This hike was moved to WEDNESDAYHike up Wellington Hugonote kop via the Dragon route. 900m climb. The last bit is off path. Sections are a scramble but ropes are not needed, just a head for height. 7-8 hours. No cost. Contact Kelvin Rivett 0825507598 or kelvinrivett@gmail.com no later than Read more…

Corridor ‘B’ and Peak 761 maze, Table Mountain

Table Mountain meet to climb Corridor ‘B’  and do the Peak 761 maze.Meet at the end of Theresa Avenue , Rontree estate, Camps Bay at 8 AM on Saturday 27 May. (see attached map) NB we are NOT parking at the normal start for access to Kasteelspoort but at the Read more…

Houdenbek camping

Camping with day walks and great Mountain bike routes.

Rifberg en Katedraal, Jonkershoek (3C)

Ons sal met een van die moeiliker klouter roetes (Frontroete of Lys-en-hoek) op gaan.  Fiksheid, klouer vermoë en 'n kop vir hoogte word vereis. Kontak Nardus Cronje, ncwpbr@gmail.com of 082 347 8556

Tulbach, Ontongskop (2a-b)

Klim Ontongskop van Tulbach se kant en besoek Ontong se grot. 2 tot 3 uur se stap na bo, dieselfde roete terug, 7 uur totaal. Die Kop en roete bied pragtige uitsigte oor die Tulbach valley en Witzenberge in die een rigting en (van bo) ook uitsigte oor die Voelvlei Read more…

Hermanus Cliff Path Walk

Weather depending either Saturday or Sunday, 24th or 25th June, the Hermanus Cliff Path. One way 12 km and add return hike to make it a full day, or as far as the group decides. We meet 8 am at the entrance gate of the new harbor. Afterwards, at the Read more…

Juliekamp 2023 – Monk’s Cowl, Drakensberge

Datum: Vrydag 30 Junie tot Sondag 9 Julie 2023 Die jaar is die eerste keer dat Juliekamp by prentjiemooi Monk's Cowl kampterrein gehou word. Ons Drakensberge is so spesiaal dat dit steedsna meer as 100 jaar van Juliekampe nuwe kampplek bied. Dit sal ook die eerste keer wees dat die Read more…

Moon and Mountain Meet

This special interest joint meet is for MCSA CT and PW members who love both Astronomy and the mountains. Full moon is on 3 July.We'll meet at Eerste Tol in Bainskloof on Saturday late afternoon for a shared braai and drinks up at Gabriella Garnett's (Cape Town section) house. As Read more…

Bainskloof Bailey’s Peak (4B)

Weather dependant, we might postpone to Sunday 2 July. Start Eerste Toll, Follow Limietberg Trail; 7 Km 530m vert. Leave trail and follow ridge line to Baileys Peak 14km 1600m vert. Descend down to Slanghoek side of Bainskloof Pass. 23km 1800m vertical for the day.We will be trail running and Read more…

Limietberg Peak Day Hike, Bainskloof (2B)

Limietberg Peak, Bainskloof. Seven hour hike, sections are off-path but there is no exposure. Permits need to be arranged, RSVP by 28 June. Elsie Oettle; 082 737 9990 or elsieoettle@gmail.com

Kromrivier Piek. (2b)

This hike has been moved from 29 July to 5 August to avoid rain. We will hike from the MCSA parking to Kromrivier peak, then to the Witteberg vlakte, drop down to the top of the cascades and back via the boulders route. It is a 7-8 hour circular route. Read more…

Betty’s Bay Circular route including Hangklip

We are hiking our favourite Betty's Bay Circular route including Hangklip, approx 7 hours. We meet at 9 am at the end of Delport Rd BB at the dunes. Walking through fynbos, up Hangklip, down to Sea Farm along rocky and sandy shores. Please bring your hiking sticks since the Read more…

Oppelskop Ridge ‘B’-grade scramble.

Meet at the parking under the Bluegums on the Tafelberg road at the start of the Zig Zag path to the Saddle at 8 AM. Bring drinks and snacks for morning tea and we should be down by LunchtimeThe pace will be moderate and not fast, and the scrambling is Read more…

Honingklip, R43 Hermanus Rd, Botriver (3A)

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Thordis will lead this 15 to 20 km hike. Approximately 6 hours. Flowers should be in full swing already and great views over Bot Rivier lagoon and surrounding. We meet at 8 am at their parking. Afterwards we will get the world's best pizza and craft beer at their restaurant. Read more…

Milner Vlakte, Hex River Mountains (3/4 B)

This is an off trail hike. Hikers will bundu bash and hike over rough terrain.  We will hike up to Milner Vlakte from the Northern Side. Camp on the vlakte for 2 nights and climb Milner Peak and Needle. For the fitter group the Shale Peaks and Buffelshoekpiek is also Read more…

Swartberg, Caledon

Climb the Caledon Swartberg starting from Gill and Rob's off-grid farm near Caledon. Approximately 5 hours, climbing around 600m. Enjoy the wild flowers and views across the Overberg. Those who want to make a weekend of it can stay over, allowing us to do a shorter hike in Greyton on Read more…

Hawequa, Drakenpiek en Groenkloof (2-3 b)

We will start hiking from Fisantekuil,(Wellington) into the Hawequa mountains and up to the Drakenpiek (sometimes referred to as Wellington Hugonote Kop). The climb is about 1000m, the last bit is a rough scramble with a little bit of height exposure. Contact Elsie Oettle no later than Thursday 31 July. Read more…

Olive Glen, Family Spring Hike (1A)

The Family Spring hike will be along the vineyard paths on Mineral Spring Farm (about 2 hours) but there is also the option for energetic hikers to hike the Yellow route up to the neck and Leopards Tree. There will not be a designated leader for the hike up to Read more…

McBains, Limietberg. (2 a/b)

Join Justin Nurse and Ma’ayan Hamilton (from McBains Lodge in Eerste Tol) for a 4 -7 hour day hike. The exact route will be determined closer to the time. This is a great mid-week opportunity to explore Limietberg Nature Reserve with some of the locals who know the all the Read more…

Canceled CANCELLED – Agtertafelberg Hut, Du Toit’s Kloof (2/3 A/B)

Wendy Scott is leading a stay-over at the beautiful Agtertafelberg hut. The plan is to walk in on Friday - meeting time at the Fizantakraal parking will be between 17h00 and 17:30 , depending on the traffic. Hike to the hut will take 1h30min to 2 hrs so we should Read more…

Paarl Mountain.

An easy 3-4 hour family hike, Starting at Meulwater we will climb onto Paarl rocks, then up to Bretagne rock (The big pearl) , thereafter a circular return around Nantesdam. No cost.

Bains Kloof (2 A/B)

Join Justin Nurse and Ma’ayan Hamilton (owners of McBains Lodge in Eerste Tol) for a 4 -7 hour day hike. The exact route will be determined closer to the time. This is a great mid-week opportunity to explore Limietberg Nature Reserve with some of the locals who know the all Read more…

Thomas Hut weekend (3 A/B)

The hike up to the hut is 1000m but on a good footpath. There will be an opportunity on the weekend to climb some of the nearby peaks.

MCSA Stellenbosch Section’s 70th Birthday Celebration

As part of the Stellenbosch section's 70th Birthday they are having a late afternoon picnic in Jonkershoek on 21 October. There will be various hikes before the picnic. People from all MCSA sections are invited. See the RSVP form for more information and to RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqeHFdJKdAxulftpY9LWS5D8aih4qX1LwYARtpt7mUpEoadQ/viewform. Alternatively contact Nardus Cronje Read more…

Mc Bains, Day hike (2 A/B)

Join Justin Nurse and Ma’ayan Hamilton (from McBains Lodge in Eerste Tol) for a 4 -7 hour day hike. This is a great mid-week opportunity to explore Limietberg Nature Reserve with some of the locals who know the all the routes, secret pools and hidden caves, as well as the Read more…

Bobbejaans in Bains (2 a/b)

It is not surprising that this kloof is popular, the Pools and waterfalls are beautiful and the fynbos pristine. We will hike in to the base of the tall waterfall, on the way back we will also visit Disa Pool and the middle waterfall. It is an in -and out Read more…

Swartland weekend, Ruststasie camping

Ruststasie in the country between Malmesbury and Moorreesburg. Activities include hiking Koringberg (Saturday), endless short and long country walks, cycling to Darling( 30km one way) and visit Evita se Perron, or Moorreesburg (15km one way) and visit the wheat Industry museum. The camping is on a private farm in a Read more…

Koringberg Day hike (2-3a)

Koringberg is in the Swartland, not far from Moorreesburg. This is a long but easy hike, the mountain will still be in Spring with flowers and endless swartland views, Elandsberg and Piketberg in the distance, plenty of blue sky.  No cost. There is an option to camp over, see Swartland Read more…

Annual General Meeting

The Committee of the Mountain Club of South Africa – Paarl/Wellington Section invites you to attend its Annual General Meeting on 11 November, 15:00 at the Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre, Wellington. Members are also welcome to camp over and have the opportunity to do some hikes on Sunday. Camping is free and beds Read more…

Ontongsgrot Weekend, Limietberg

This Ontongs cave hike starts on Silwerfontein near the Voelvlei Dam. Friday night: Sleep in a converted bus(can sleep 10) or camp outside Saturday: Hike +/-6km to cave, can sleep 16max Just below Ontongskop peak 815m Sunday: Hike back to bus +/-10km R250/p/p for 2 nights or join the Saturday Read more…

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Canceled Palmiet River, Kogelberg (2A)

Dear hikers, we meet on Saturday 23 December at 8am at the gate to Kogelberg Nature Reserve. Hiking along Palmiet River, swimming in pools. Please bring R60 cash or Wildcard. 5 to 6 hours. Contact Thordis Sixt at 083 454 6660 or sixtthordis@gmail.com.

Botrivier Sea Walk (3A)

Sunday 24 December we meet 9am at Park Rd 7, Fisherhaven. We walk in the Botriver to the sea then along the beach to Hawston or Kleinmond and back again. 5 to 6 hours. Contact Thordis Sixt at 083 454 6660 or sixtthordis@gmail.com.

Palmiet River, Kogelberg Nature Reserve (2 A+)

Dear hikers, meet Friday 5th January at 8am at Kogelberg Nature Reserve entrance gate to hike along the Palmiet River with lots of swimming. Approx 5 hours. Bring wild card or R60 cash entrance fee. Contact Thordis Sixt on WhatsApp at 083 454 6660.

Botriver Lagoon walk, Fisherhaven (2 A)

Saturday 6 January we meet 8am at Park Rd 7, Fisherhaven. We walk through Botriver Lagoon to the sea and then along the beach to either Hawston or Kleinmond. Contact Thordis Sixt on WhatsApp at 083 454 6660.

Betty’s Bay Circular (2 A)

Sunday 7th of January we meet at 8 am at Delport Rd Betty's Bay hiking the circular route through fynbos, up Hangklip then along the coast. Approx 6 hours. Leader: Thordis Sixt on WhatsApp at 083 454 6660.

Houwhoek Circular (2 A)

Monday 8th of January we meet at 8am at Houwhoek Hotel Parking hiking the 12km circular route approx 4 hours. Contact leader Thordis Sixt on WhatsApp at 083 454 6660.

Hermanus Cliff Path

We meet at the New Harbour parking at 8 am. Hiking the Cliff Path and back 16 km. Thereafter worlds best Pizza and draft at the New Harbour Gecko. contact Thordis 0834546660

Bainskloof, Bobbejaans rivier pools

We will be hiking from McBains at Eerste Tol to some lesser-known and secluded rock pools. Six hours total to leave plenty of time for swimming. Permits are R50pp. Contact Elsie Oettle 082 737 9990 or email elsieoettle@gmail.com

Honingklip Red Route, Botrivier

Dear hikers, Saturday 24th February we will hike the Honingklip red route 17km. We have permission to swim in their big dam. Close the beautiful day off with world's best craft draft and pizza. We plan to meet at 8am at their parking. Please bring R20 cash entrance fee. Contact 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.