Our Mission Statement: 
The Johannesburg Section of the Mountain Club of South Africa actively fosters and facilitates mountaineering. This incorporates climbing, trekking, mountain walking and related activities, and promoting fellowship between people with these interests who are committed to the conservation of mountain areas.




The MCSA owns a number of huts around the country, the JHB section owns the Wolkberg hut.

Wolkberg Hut

The JHB section owns a small property and hut in the Wolkberg Wilderness Area near Tzaneen. The hut is awesomely situated next to a stream with pool and magnificent view of the so called 4 sisters, with Serala (2050m) dominating the horizon. The hut has a special charm with members returning there year after year. Possibly it is because of the rustic nature of the hut, the ambience and the good memories one brings home.
The hut is only available to members of the MCSA and their guests.  1 member may take 3 guests.
Bookings through the MCSA JHB section Administrator - Contacts


The MCSA owns, partly owns or administers various properties in the Magaliesberg. The areas below are open to non-members who have applied and paid for permits in advance. Allow a few days for EFT payments to clear, and for emails with permits and gate codes to arrive before your weekend outing.

See below who to contact:

A trad climber's crack climbing dream, combined with lovely camping, a gigantic pool in the Wilge River, swimming, some hiking, slack line bolts near a cascade and the chance to try out deep water soloing (DWS). A bit east of Bronkhorst Spruit. Previously seen as a winter-only trad venue, but great for summer morning trad climbs combined with DWS, slack-lining and swimming in summer.

More information here

Permits available from the MCSA Magaliesberg Section - Contact

Upper Tonquani, Lower Tonquani, Cedarberg, Boulder Kloofs
Tonquani is probably one of best known and awesome kloofs in the Magaliesberg. Not only does it have memorable trad climbing routes, it is also a cool place to hike, chill out, drink tea and swim. The MCSA administers the Tonquani complex which consists of Upper and Lower Tonquani, Boulder and Cedarberg Kloofs.

Access for non-members is via Mountain Sanctuary Park or Calabash.

Permits available from MCSA Jhb Section - Contact

More information about Upper Tonquani here, Lower Tonquani here, Cedarberg here and Boulderkloof here.

Another excellent kloof with good climbing, walking and kloofing.

Permits available from the MCSA Magaliesberg Section - Contact

More information about Grootkloof here

One of the western-most properties in the Magaliesberg, offers the keen climber good challenges and a cool camp site.

Permits available from MCSA Jhb Section - Contact

More information about Mhlabatini here 

Castle Gorge
Beautiful kloof, especially good for hiking and moderate climbing and an excellent pool.

Permits available from Johannesburg Hiking Club - Contact

More information about Castle Gorge here

Dome Pools
Probably the easiest child-friendly wilderness day hike in the Magaliesberg. Not much shade, but a nice undulating journey to a lovely set of sun-warmed pools.

Permits available from the MCSA Magaliesberg Section - Contact

More information about Dome Pools here 

Banking Details:
For MCSA Jhb Section
Nedbank Killarney: 191605
Acc No: 1916044239

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