What we're about

A social club with a hiking problem...

We are a group of hikers with a passion for the outdoors, hiking and socialising. Hiking is best in a group for safety and as a beginner, having someone who knows the trail.

Our hikers range in age and experience from 20's to 60's, beginners to experts who know the mountain like the back of their hand; some who stroll and some who sprint!

Please note: You are NOT a member of the Meridian Hiking Club if joining on Meetup alone. The Club has an annual membership fee (R200 per year, pro-rata) and Club members receive benefits (discounted weekends, events, no visitors fee for day hikes), while Meetup members pay R20 or R40* per hike (and any other non-members joining an event) which is then paid to the Club by the hike leader.

We have hikes on every weekend, and often in summer mid-weekdays too, of varying grades.

This meet-up is to introduce you to the hiking world at the beginner level, and slowly advance to more challenging hikes as your fitness & hiking skill/knowledge increases.

A young-at-heart and social group, we hike, we meet for supper clubs, go away hiking or just chilling for a weekend; always plenty of laughter and people with good, fun attitudes.

All leaders are volunteers. The Club has been around for quite a few years, since 1989 and there's usually around 500 members.

As a visitor/meet up person to an event, we do ask R20 or R40* cash per person per hike/day.

* depends on the complexity/difficulty and duration of the hike.

http://www.meridian-hiking.org.za/join/

http://www.meridian-hiking.org.za/calendar/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/5472975993/

And now... http://www.meetup.com/Meridian-Hiking-Club !!

See those tiny white lines against the green veld....and dream of hiking that trail one day!

Upcoming events (5+)

Peddlars on the Bend - Beginner's Walk with supper at the Range

Join Sam for a 1 hour walk on part of green belt followed by supper with great company, good food and drinks at the Chilled at the Range Market afterwards. Can't make the walk? Feel free to meet up at the Range at about 6.30pm. NB! Correctly worn facemasks and social distancing is mandatory according to Level 1 regulations. R20 guest fee applies for those who are not members of the Meridian Hiking Club.

Saturday Farm Walks

Meerendal Wine Estate

Hi all Moderate hiking on a farm in the Stellenbosch/Durbanville/Kuils River area. Will be so 8kms. Wear good all terrain shoes and don't forget the water and snacks. Bring money for possible wine tasting or lunch afterwards. Guest fee if not Meridian member: R0. However the farm charges a hiking fee of R30. But the good news for the 60+, only R10. See more details: https://meerendal.co.za/pages/faq Please note: Social-distancing will be mandated, and of course the compulsory wearing of masks.

The Steenberg Peak Adventure - Leader Colin Blake

Silvermine

Welcome to The Steenberg Peak Adventure Hike Our Route • We start on a flat path leading to the bottom of the towering Steenberg Peak overhead. • We then tackle the climb up to the top of Steenberg Peak, taking it in sections with short breaks, so that "moderate fitness" should be fine. • Finally, we arrive at Overhang Rock (see photo), where we stop for snacks. • A short distance takes us to the awesome Steenberg Lookout Point (see photo). • A meandering path through the Silvermine wilderness gets us to the bottom of Muizenberg Peak. • Heading back via a circular route, we explore the Sivermine Waterfall (see photo), before heading for home. Things to Note • Bring water, snacks, a hat, sunscreen and good hiking boots or shoes. • Masks, social distancing and sanitiser are still required. • Rain will cancel the event. • R20 guest fee for non-members of the Club. • Please don't bring dogs Grade of Hike: 2Bc • Length: Short to medium – 6 to 10 km • Gradient: Medium • Effort: Moderately fit • No scrambling involved • No exposure involved Directions to Meeting Point To get full directions from your home/present location to the start, click on the google map; click directions; click on the Car picture; fill in your present address where it says "choose starting point"; and it will give you a good route to follow. Do this on phone, laptop or tablet etc. If done on laptop/tablet, click on "send directions to your phone", and you are ready to go. For Queries • Communicate via Meetup; or • Whatsapp/sms Colin Blake on[masked] Look forward to see you there. Colin

Deer Park

Deer Park

A walk in Deer Park followed by a picnic so bring your picnic treats to share and something to drink. If the boom is not open we will carry our stuff into the park. For the walk you need your facemask, some water, a snack, hat, sunblock and R20 guest fee if not a member of the Meridian Hiking Club. Well behaved and socialised dogs are welcome, please keep the leash at hand and bring some treats and water for them too.

Past events (935)

Kirstenbosch Gardens

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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