East Rand Hiking Club Programme

Date: Saturday 10 June to Sunday 11 June
Event: Suikerbosrand – Steenbok hut
Rating: Easy – Backpack
Rate P/P: R40 – pay at the gate
Notes: Backpack to Steenbok – this is a great way to practise for future back packs and also for any new people wanting to get into backpacking
Leader: Lesley
 
Date: Sunday 11 June
Event: Suikerbosrand – Membership drive
Rating: Social
Rate P/P: Gate fee – pay at the gate
Notes: Come and help us talk to people coming off the hikes – tell the advantages of belonging to a club, hand out flyers etc. Braai a wors roll while we talk
Leader: Sally & Sarah
 
Date: Sunday 18 June to Wednesday 21 June
Event: Lonely Bull – Kruger
Rating: Strenuous – Tented Backpack
Rate P/P: R3000 – pay to the club
Notes: Hike Fully Booked
Leader: Sally & Sarah
 
Date: Sunday 2 July
Event: Social – Potjie competition & Gluwein at Rynfield Boat Club
Rating: Social
Rate P/P: R100 – pay at gate. Kids are free
Notes: Bring your potjie pot and impress us with your cooking skills – otherwise be a taster and chose the winning pot
Leader: Sally & Sarah
 
Date: Sunday 9 July
Event: Somabula Cullinan
Rating: Easy – Day hike
Rate P/P: R60 per adult, R30 per child – pay to the club
Notes: Very pleasant walk on a game farm – plenty of animals to be seen. Braai after the hike – don’t forget your chairs
Leader: Alex
 
Date: Saturday 22 July  to Wednesday 26 July
Event: Otter Trail
Rating: Strenuous – Backpack
Rate P/P: R1300 – pay to the club
Notes: The king of trails – beautiful scenery, river crossings, lunch on the beach, good accommodation
Leader: Stuart
 
Date: Sunday 30 July
Event: Modderfontein Nature Reserve
Rating: Easy – Day hike
Rate P/P: Gate R30, kids and pensioners R15 to Walk R10 per person – pay at the gate
Notes: Guided walk through the reserve – lots of information on the flora and some animals to be seen. Have lunch at one of the restaurants after the kike. Book with Sally
Leader: Sally
 
Date: Sunday 6 August to Friday 11 August
Event: Whale Trail
Rating: Average – Slack pack
Rate P/P: R2500 – pay to the club
Notes: One place left
Leader: Mike Bisset
 
Date: Sunday 13 Aug
Event: Rietvlei Nature Reserve Pretoria
Rating: Easy – Day hike
Rate P/P: R90 – pay to the club
Notes: Walk with a guide through the nature reserve and spot Rhino. Braai at the dam afterwards
Leader: Sally
 
Date: Sunday 27 August
Event: Ezemvelo Nature Reserve Bronkhorstspruit
Rating: Easy – Day hike
Rate P/P: Approximately R50 – pay at the gate
Notes: Plenty of game to be seen along the trail. Braai after the hike. Pay on arrival. Swimming for the brave
Leader: Bertha
 
Date: Sunday 3 September
Event: Spring Braai at Rynfield Boat Club
Rating: Social
Rate P/P: R40 – pay at the gate
Notes: Yippee spring is back. Come and celebrate with your hiking buddies. Bring and braai and own drinks
Leader: Sally & Sarah
 
Date: Sunday 17 September
Event: Castle Gorge Magaliesburg
Rating: Average – Day hike
Rate P/P: R80 – pay to the club
Notes: Meet at car park at 8am. Beautiful day hike with interesting rock formations, streams and waterfalls. Take a picnic lunch to enjoy at the waterfall
Leader: Bertha
 
Date: September – Dates to be confirmed
Event: Wathaba/ Boesmanskrans
Rating: Basecamp
Rate P/P: To be confirmed
Notes: To be confirmed
Leader: Sarah & Sally
 
FORTHCOMING EVENTS – BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
Date: Saturday 9 December
Event: Spit Braai for Christmas at Rynfield Boat Club
Rating: Social
Rate P/P: TBA
Notes: Come and say happy Christmas to your friends. Bring your salad and drinks
Leader: Sally & Sarah
 
Date: Tuesday 26 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018
Event: Giants Cup Christmas Hike
Rating: Average/ Strenuous – Backpack
Rate P/P: R900 including Sani Pass Accommodation – pay to the club
Notes: Great 5 day back pack. Stay at Sani Lodge Backpackers on the 27th Dec and see the New Year in at Swiman Hut, Garden Castle
Leader: Graeme
 
Date: Saturday 17 March 2018 to Tuesday 20 March 2018
Event: Magoebaskloof – Woodbush to Waterfall to Dokalewa
Rating: Average – Backpack or you can Slack pack
Rate P/P: TBA
Notes: Hike through indigenous forests but this time we are going to stay in the very rustic wooden huts
Leader: Sally & Sarah
 
Date: August 2018
Event: Naukluft – Namibia
Rating: Very Strenuous – backpack
Rate P/P: To be confirmed
Notes: Plenty of warning for those brave-hearts to get fit for this beautiful but very strenuous backpack. Not for the faint hearted. Hike almost full
Leader: Alex
 
Hike Leaders Alex Elshove: 0824463852, alexE@retecon.co.za
Mike Bisset: 0824524095, emjaybee@yebo.co.za
Stuart Simpson: 0833041316, stuarts@ceeng.co.za
Graeme Chown: 0828054903, Graeme.Chown@PPAEnergy.co.za
Berth Lazarus: 0825179287, gretonietax@mweb.co.za
Sally Jones: 0824140140, joness@alcolin.co.za
Lesley van Vuuren: 0823720486, indigogas@absamail.co.za
Sarah Cook: 0795172207, sarahann0105@gmail.com

 

BANK DETAILS:

Account Name: EAST RAND HIKING CLUB

Bank: STANDARD BANK

Branch: BENONI

Branch Code: 013042

Account Number: 021010285

Please send your proof of payment to the hike leader and to accounts@eastrandhikingclub.co.za