What we're about

Anyone who enjoys the outdoors, especially weekend hiking with rustic accommodation. We don't aim for the most difficult terrains nor the fastest hiking times, but neither the easiest terrains nor walks. This allows you to appreciate nature,and dabble in photography and occasionally bird-watch if so inclined.

We plan a weekend base camp hike once a month. This is where we travel to a venue Friday evening, sleep over, hike the Saturday and return to the venue, do brunch, chill out,and repeat cycle till Sunday brunch, after which we return home. If you can't make the Friday, you are welcome to arrive Saturday morning, before or after the hike. Usually is is not convenient to arrive Sunday morning because of the distance traveled. It is your choice whether you do both, one or none of the hikes - use the weekend as a way to chill out.

The emphasis of a weekend base camp hike is on enjoying nature, and not pampering - for that please contact your travel agent. Our choice of venues is rustic - from dorms to shared rooms, outside or inside kitchens and shared inside or outside ablutions.

We will also include any other adventure related outdoor activities that come up, though not high adrenaline.

Our aim is to exercise, get back into nature, socialise and enjoy our wonderful sunshine - some of the activities that enhance our quality of life.

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You are required to have an intermediate level of fitness for most of the hikes (3.65km/hr or 14min/km over moderate terrain, e.g. Groenkloof or Klipriviersberg)

Upcoming events (3)

Discover Scuba Diving

Needs a location

$499.00

EXPERIENCE UNDERWATER BREATHING Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. Go over the scuba equipment you use to dive, and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear. Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater. Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive. Have fun swimming around and exploring. WHAT DO I NEED? A Towel Costume Refreshments R499 per person for a 4-5 hour session Price includes gear rental and excludes refreshments

Tierpoort Adventure Farm - Morning Hike (-25.886654, 28.413588)

Tierpoort Adventure Farm

$50.00

Tierpoort Adventure Farm is situated in Pretoria East about 16km from Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Centre out on Garstfontein Road. The farm has hiking, running and mountain biking trails. The trails are well maintained and the route marking is visible and easy to follow. The hike starts at the old farm building and goes over hilly ridges with some river crossings. https://www.facebook.com/TAF-Tierpoort-Adventure-Farm-299715730392774/ HIKES: ======= Main Trail: 23km, duration: 4.5-5hours, Moderate-Difficult The 23km trail is the longest route with with several escape routes. Hikers can shorten their hike by taking one of the several escape routes. TRAVEL: ======== Distance - 70km from Hyde Park Corner (cnr Wm Nicol Dr & Jan Smuts Ave) Time - 1hr (leave at 05h45) Carpool at R1.80 per person excl. tolls. If you wish to car pool then place a comment indicating the suburb in which you live and whether you are willing to Uber to meet your ride. TIMES: ======= 06h45 - Meet and great, payments, etc 07h00 - Hike starts punctually IF YOU DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 06h00 WE LEAVE WITHOUT YOU. WAITING IS NOT FAIR ON THOSE WHO ARRIVE ON TIME. CHILL OUT: =========== The is a coffee shop where we can chill out after. Serves light snacks ENTRANCE FEES: ================= Adults and children over 13: R40pp Admin fee: R10pp Total: R50pp Payment details will be provided when you RSVP WHAT TO BRING: ================ Sturdy hiking shoes and hat Sunscreen Water - at least 2l Hiking snacks Sandals to slip into after hike FITNESS: ======== You are required to have an intermediate level of fitness for most of the hikes (4km/hr or 14min/km over moderate terrain, e.g. Groenkloof or Klipriviersberg) INDEMNITY: =============== All MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS participating in Weekend Nature & Hiking Getaways activities do so at their own risk. The Organisers and Hosts are indemnified from any loss, injury or any incident that prejudices Members and their guests. Members and their guests must ensure that they are at the requisite fitness level, and have the required hiking gear to comfortably participate in the event.

Put Foot Rally 2020 - 16 June 2020 to 4 July 2020 (Approx)

Needs a location

$12,000.00

Is it a race? NO... Is it a test of survival and endurance? MAYBE... Is it an EPIC African Adventure with challenges around every corner, wild animals, deserts, canyons, mountain ranges, forests, lakes, oceans and national parks... a chance to meet great people, experience different foods, cultures and traditions the most incredible opportunity to see the very best of Africa? ABSOLUTELY! How many times have sat you around that braai, having a few dops with your choms, talking & wishing you could check out the great sites of Southern Africa? So what are you waiting for...? Who Should Do The Put Foot Rally Those who see themselves as explorers, unafraid to chart the uncharted, unfazed by running out of petrol or losing a tyre... in the middle of a pack of lions or herd of elephants. This adventure is for those who listen to the Garmin and Tom-Tom girls for their sexy voices and for those who laugh in the face of a 2-minute noodle diet. If you are that person... the passionate adventurer who takes life as it comes... then this is for you! The itinerary is finalised in February 2019. You can check out the overview at https://www.putfootrally.com/therally. I have registered a Crew. We are number 85 on the list "Get Awayers" https://www.putfootrally.com/thecrews/ Join me in my 1958 Land Rover 190 Series 2. I have 4 spots available in the Truck for a great adventure! ROUGH COST ESTIMATES: R12,000 per person based on a rough calculation FOR 5 PEOPLE. This rough estimate includes entry fees, transport, accommodation, meals and visas but excluding drinks and inoculations

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The Tankwa Camino - 10 Days, 256km - Calvinia to Ceres

Tankwa Camino Start

$5,900.00

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