Prepaid Epic Backpacking - Magoebaskloof, Tzaneen

Sole Mates Hiking Group
Sole Mates Hiking Group
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Thursday, August 26, 2021
1:00 PM

Woodbush Hut

· Tzaneen

How to find us

Parking at the Woodbush Hut

Location image of event venue

Details

This is categorised as an Epic hike. Participation on this hike is limited to those that qualify. For more information, please see our page on Types of Hikes: https://www.meetup.com/sole-mates-hiking-group/pages/31215394/Sole_Mates_Types_of_Hikes/
Please add yourself to the waiting list. Those that qualify will be moved to the going list.

The Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail is near the town of Tzaneen in the Limpopo Province. Saw pits from the woodcutting era can be seen along the route. Historical sites includes the old mule path, bridges and the O'Connor memorial. Alexander James O'Connor played an important role in establishing the Woodbush and De Hoek plantations as the first commercial plantations in the region. You will need to be fairly fit to complete this route. The trail starts at Woodbush hut.

Distance from Outdoor Warehouse, John Vorster Dr., Centurion: 348km km
We encourage participants to car pool to the venue.

PLEASE NOTE:
There are a limited number of permits for this hike.
Pre-payment is required and payment must be made immediately after registering here to secure booking.

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HIKE & TRAIL INFORMATION
Trail Length: Total of 43.8 km over 3 days km
Trail Difficulty: Trail is graded as Moderate to Difficult

PLANNED AGENDA
24 September 2020, Thursday
Arrive at Venue at: 15:00

We will meet at Woodbush hut and hike the 1.5km to Seepsteen Mule Hut.

25 September 2020, Friday
Hike from Seepsteen Mule Stable hut to the Waterfall Hut - distance of 13.8 km.

26 September 2020, Saturday
Hike from Waterfall hut - Dokolewa Pool hut - distance of 18 km

27 September 2020, Sunday
Hike from Dokolewa Pool Hut, via Seepsteen Mule Stables hut back to the Woodbush hut - distance of 10.5 km

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Restricted Number of Permits: 16
Registration Deadline: 23:00 16 September 2020 Thursday

Please message the host or an organiser listed on this hike to provide your contact details.
If we do not have your contact details, you will be removed from the hike by the hike organisers.
https://www.meetup.com/sole-mates-hiking-group/pages/28023795/Sole_Mates_Registration_Process/

PLEASE NOTE: If you a record of multiple Late Cancellations in the past 2 months, your priority for registering will be lower than for those with clean records. If you have a No Show in the past 2 months, you are not eligible to sign up for this hike.
https://www.meetup.com/sole-mates-hiking-group/pages/27889341/Late_Cancellations_-_No_Shows_-_Priority/

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COST & PAYMENT INFORMATION
Adult/Child
R 480 (Hike & Accommodations)
R 290 (Joint Meals)
R 770 (TOTAL) | THIS IS A PREPAID HIKE

The above does not include the annual Sole Mates Membership Fee.
https://www.meetup.com/sole-mates-hiking-group/pages/27889538/Sole_Mates_Membership_Fees/

Make payment immediately.
Payment must be made within 24 hours of registering.
Payment information: https://www.meetup.com/sole-mates-hiking-group/pages/27889368/Sole_Mates_Payment_Information/

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
SWIMMING: Rock Pools. Bring a swim costume and towel!
WHAT TO BRING: Backpack, Bedding, Breakfast, Trail Lunch
TYPE OF HIKING MEALS: Joint Meals (3x Dinners, 1x Lunch)

For more info on our Hiking Meals, please see https://www.meetup.com/sole-mates-hiking-group/pages/29951020/Sole_Mates_Hiking_Meals/

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WATER & DEHYDRATION
Sole Mates recommends at least 3+ Litres for this hike. Please be sure you and your guests all have at least this amount.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS
By registering for this hike, you agree to the Sole Mates Terms and Conditions.
https://www.meetup.com/sole-mates-hiking-group/pages/28200334/Sole_Mates_Terms_and_Conditions/