|Easterkloof, Magaliesberg

Brief summary of venue With no steep walk-ins and a waterfall, Easterkloof is a beautiful and accessible hiking kloof in the Magaliesberg. IT IS PRIVATELY OWNED. The kloof, which got its name as the first time the MCSA held a meet there was over the Easter weekend, offers a range of hikes of various lengths through a beautiful gorge along the stream bed.
 Permit/ permission info Contact Mr Mark Barlow for further information (see bottom of page)
Approximate travelling time from Johannesburg 1.5 hours.
 Parking information Parking is available on Francois Junod’s farm; there have been no break-in incidents to date. A parking fee is payable.
 Info on walk in The amount of time taken to walk in depends on your level of fitness and how far you plan to go. The start of the walk is relatively easy but becomes harder the further you choose to hike.
 Accommodation None available; Easterkloof is a day venue.
Availability of water for drinking Plenty of water as the walk follows the stream up the kloof.
 Climbing route guide No climbing available.
 Climbing information No climbing available.
 Child friendly Dependent on child’s ability to walk. More suited to children 12 years and older.
 Swimming Yes.
 Camp fires NO FIRES PERMITTED AT ALL.
 Other attractions A wide variety of birds, animals and plants, beautiful scenery and a waterfall.
 Dangers
 Contacts Mr Mark Barlow email: markbarlow@vodamail.co.za; / tel: 014 574 4446 or 082 456 6252

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