Snake Awareness and Venomous Snake Handling

NOTE: This is not an official club meet. Johan Marais from the African Snakebite Institute will providing training this weekend, if you are interested please follow the link below.

Agtertafelberg Hut Weekend, Du Toitskloof

Gaye wil host us at Agtertafelberg hut for the weekend of the 25th of June. We plan to climb Winterbergpeak on the Saturday. The hut fee is R40 per MCSA member per night. Guest fee is R200.


Northern Circuit on Paarl Mountain (2A)

Starting at about 10h00 and finishing about 15h00. It’s about 13km with a bit of uphill in the middle. Parking at the boom entrance to the nature reserve (not the public picnic area where the botanical gardens are). Entrance is free. If anyone is keen to join, they can contact Read more…


Limietberg Piek, Bainskloof (2A)

Start in Bains Kloof at Eerste Tol and hike up to Limietberg Peak. Although this peak is not very high the last section is off-path and a reasonable level of fitness is required. Numbers are limited and special arrangements for vehicle access into Bains Kloof has to be made so Read more…


Honingklip farm, R43 Hermanus Rd, Botriver (3A)

Honingklip farm, R43 after Botriver 24 km 7 hrs, R50 pp. Start at 8am. Pizza and craft beer thereafter. Booking by latest Friday 23 July. Contact Thordis Sixt at 083 454 6660 or


De Mond, Tankwa Karoo

Langnaweek 6-9 Augustus: De Mond, Tankwa Karoo: Ontsnap die Weskaap se reen en geniet hierdie Noordkaap oase in die Tankwa Karoo. Daar is veel om ons te bied: Uitdagende rotswande, bergfiets roetes (met 'n ervare bergfietsryer), staproetes, rotstekeninge, selfs rivier-roei, en wonderlike swempoele vir die dapperes! Akommodasie keuses is kampering of eenvoudige kothuise. Hoë ashoogte voertuie is nodig, en 'n Read more…


Paarl/Wellington MCSA will be running a day for anyone wanting to learn how to operate a chainsaw out in the field.The day will be presented by Deon Rossouw and John Wilson.The day will take place at Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre on Saturday 21 August.You will need gloves, goggles and steel Read more…

Rooiels Upper (2A/B)

Sun 22 August Rooiels Upper: 2A-B Possibly new, definitely worthwhile! 9 km of varying gradients. Follow an out-and-back path along the upper slopes above the Rooiels River, then loop off-path to lunch and swim (for the brave!!!) at cascading river! For more details and to book contact Suzanne at (preferred) or 083 303 3417. Booking deadline Thursday 19 August. Read more…

Klipspringer, Gordon’s Bay (3A)

Klipspringer, opposite Caravan Site, approx 11 km drive after Gordonsbaai.  We climb up half way Kogelberg get onto gravel path and continue walking until we get to the viewpoint over the Steenbras Dam, 8hours. We meet at 9 am opposite the Caravan Site. Contact Thordis Sixt at 083 454 6660 Read more…

Honingklip farm, R43 after Botriver (2A)

Honingklip farm, R43 after Botriver, 14km, 5 hrs. Cost is R50 pp. Start at 9am. Pizza and craft beer thereafter. Contact Thordis Sixt at 083 454 6660 or Booking by latest Friday 20 August.


Tygerberg Natuurreservaat

'n Stadige stap in Tygerberg Natuurreservaat. Kontak Erica Purve op of 021 913 6112 as u belangstel.

Hacking in the Krom River Area

We've set aside Krom River Hut for people who would like to join Riaan for hacking in the Krom River Hut area.

7-Fontein op Gifberg, Van Rhynsdorp

Enslin en Brenda het die groot huis op 7-Fontein, bo-op Gifberg by Van Rhynsdorp, bespreek. Ry Saterdag 18 Sept, stap 3 dae en ry Woensdag 22 Sept terug. Slaap 4 nagte. 2 plekke beskikbaar @ R200 per persoon per nag. Kontak asb vir Enslin :  0723628443 of


Felixberg Traverse, Klein-Drakenstein (3C)

Exiting traverse from the Du Toit'skloof pass to the Powries' farm. The route will inclide an optional recce of Spitskop peak. Contact Gaye or Steve Hosking at or 084 915 9139.

Leopard Trail, Baviaanskloof (4 day hike)

A slackpacking hike in the Baviaanskloof from 25 to 28 September 2021.The Leopard Trail is a 4-day and 3-night hike set in the magnificent Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site Wilderness Reserve.  This is a slack packing hike – each day the organisers will transport your bags and food from one overnight Read more…

MCSA PW Minicamp

The Paarl-Wellington section will be hosting this year's minicamp. The minicamp base will be at the Scouts Hawequas Adventure Centre in Wellington mountain foothills. The minicamp will include hikes in the Limietberg, Slanghoek, Du Toits, Wemmershoek mountain ranges.

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.