|Hanglip North, Limpopo Province

Brief summary of venue A multi-pitch trad climbing area with 39 climbs from grade 16 upwards in a pristine bushveld area with excellent hiking possible in the hills and gullies over the entire north and south range.
 Permit/ permission info The area is owned by the SA National Defence Force and written permission from the army is required. Apply well in advance.
Approximate travelling time from Johannesburg 3 ½ hours to army gate and another ½ hour to the camp area. A car with good ground clearance is required; 4x4 is advisable but not essential.
 Parking information Car camping, so park next to tents at the campsite; parking is free of charge and safe.
 Info on walk in The walk from the camp to the base of the climbs takes between half an hour to an hour for most climbs. It is possible to drive some way towards climbs that are further away.
 Accommodation Bush camping next to cars. There are no facilities available, nor are there any camping or access fees charged.
Availability of water for drinking All water to be brought in.
 Climbing route guide RD available from MCSA Jhb Administrator, otherwise contact Ulrike Kiefer for a scanned copy.
 Climbing information 39 recorded multi-pitch trad climbs, ranging between grades 16 and 20 up 200 to 300 meter cliffs. Climbing is mostly in the sun, but shade is possible. Walk off via various gullies.
 Child friendly Camping and hiking yes, climbing no.
 Swimming No.
 Camp fires Allowed at the camp site.
 Other attractions Pristine bushveld, with some game, as well as many birds and plants.
 Dangers Absolutely safe as army territory is fenced in.
 Contacts Access should be arranged with the army via the MCSA Jhb Section; private parties will not be allowed, Tel: 011 067 0326 15h00-18h00 weekdays), Fax: 011 067 0326, Email:admin@jhb.mcsa.org.zaFor copies of the RD, contact Ulrike Kiefer, Email:ukiefer@icon.co.za

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