|Access & Properties

There are approximately 70 properties that members of the JHB Section climb and hike on within a 5hr travelling time from Jhb.  In most cases the club makes use of private land: certain areas are owned by the club and certain farms have servitudes registered in the club’s name.  On others, the club has built up relationships with the owners and the club’s use of this land is based on the goodwill built up between the owner and the club over the years.  Such privileges are highly valued and carefully guarded.

A large proportion of these are situated within the Magaliesberg Mountain Range, which is typically from 1-1,5hrs drive from Jhb.

Other iconic locations visited are the sport climbing area at Waterval Boven in Mpumulanga, big wall trad climbing and hiking at Blouberg in Limpopo and the section’s only hut, the Wolkberg Hut, near Tzaneen.

To find out more information about these locations, use the “Climbing and Hiking Venues” drop down menu from the main navigation and navigate via the relevant provinces or use the search functionality if you know the name of the property.

Message from our Chairman:

To all Mountain club members in Gauteng - please note that due to some attempted access to our properties during lockdown we would like to reiterate that access is suspended until relevant lockdown regulations deem it legal.  Currently, we suspect that this will only be in level 2 or 1 as both inter-provincial travels is required (Magaliesberg is largely in the North-West) and, more critically, hiking and climbing are not considered essential activities.

Your understanding is greatly appreciated.
Kind Regards
Stephen Hoffe

2 May 2020