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.

www.meridian.org.za (http://www.meridian.org.za/join.htm)

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+)

Social Night - Food Lovers Market Tokai

Tokai food market, builders warehouse, main road Tokai,

Food Loves Market Tokai Bring cash and friends Sam[masked]

Devil's Peak for the not so fit.

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Taking the easy route to the top of Devil's Peak to pose for photo's at the beacon 1001m above sea level, this is another in the introduction to intermediate hikes. Bring hats, water, snacks, lunch, clothing to layer and R20 guest fee if not a member of Meridian Hiking Club. Bad weather i.e. cloud on the Peak and strong winds will cancel but we can still meet up and take a walk along Tafelberg Road instead. End the day with drinks at Jerry's on Park Road. *** In anticipation of our Women's Day walk, we will be collecting items of ladies' toiletries (soap, talc powder, lotions, toothpaste, deodorant) for distribution to less fortunate senior citizens at an old age home. Suggestions regarding a suitable home will be appreciated.

Capricorn Meander

Surfstore Africa

For all those coming on the Capricorn Meander(a beach walk from Capricorn Beach to either Surfer's Corner or the outlet as you walking towards Strandfontein Pavilion... the Meander takes about an hour)... best to arrive at 10.15amπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ... NB... If the weather appears to be unseemingly toward 10.30am we will gather inside Elaine's Restaurant to negotiate our next move β€οΈπŸ‘οΈ.... Great news, Neighbourhood Watch and/or SRT and/or Combat Security will send members to walk with us πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ (we thank them very kindly)... A few reminders, we are leaving from the beach-side of Elaine's Upper Crust Restaurant, Nautilus Centre, Capricorn Beach (come around the building from the parking lot)... Kindly do not bring any valuables on the walk which include jewelry or a cellphone etc (the less the temptation the less the risk) if we do need a cellphone for emergencies then group leaders will have one... If you have a stick or a walking stick and you wish to bring it on the walk, then please do... We have quite a number of sticks/batons ourselves... All family members welcome πŸ‘ΆπŸ‘¦πŸ‘§πŸ‘¨πŸ‘©πŸ‘΄πŸ‘΅... Only dogs which are on leads and are people and dog-friendly and will not go ballistic lol are welcome πŸΆπŸ•πŸ©... If you would like to join us to make this a beach clean-up, you are most welcome but kindly do not stray too far from the group for safety reasons πŸ–οΈ... The weather is forecast to be great but you may wish to bring a jacket just in case... we are looking forward to walking along our glorious coastline and reaping the health benefits of breathing in the sea air, taking in the calming scenic views and of beach sand under our feet 😊... If you need to contact me... my whatsApp number is[masked].... Together we can and will and are reclaiming our beach lifestyle πŸ–οΈ

Around Lion's Head (Beginners hike) 2 pm

Kloof Neck car park

5 km ... + - 3 hours ... James cell[masked] James is lead this hike .. Rain cancel Come and enjoy an easy hike with beautiful views across the Cape. Drinks afterwards .. Kloof Street .. Bring 1L water, friends .. R20 visitors fee for non-members on the day www.meridian.org.za at calendar *** In anticipation of our Women's Day walk, we will be collecting items of ladies' toiletries (soap, talc powder, lotions, toothpaste, deodorant) for distribution to less fortunate senior citizens at an old age home. Suggestions regarding a suitable home will be appreciated.

Past events (623)

Monday Evening Promenade Walks

Mouille Point Lighthouse

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