Hike with us

Here you’ll find our Grading System and the Hiking Schedule.

Please use them together when picking a hike to join.

There are helpful notes below. Please read them and don’t forget to contact the hike leader.

TCSA Grading System

The purpose of our grading system is to provide information about the attributes of the hikes to help you decide, as objectively as possible, whether going on a particular hike is appropriate for your fitness level, technical ability and/or aversion to height exposure so that you don’t find yourself out of your depth or cause problems for the group.

Difficulty: this answers the question that is almost always asked by people before a hike: “How difficult is the hike?” The descriptor grades the hike in one or two words.

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Exposure: this classifies the hike in detail with respect to the degree of exposure that the hiker will encounter on the hike.

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Technical: this classifies the hike in detail with respect to the degree of technical competence required by the hiker.

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Fitness: this classifies the person in terms of degree of fitness

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Hiking Schedule

Please click on a hike’s date to expand it to see more detail.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to be kept informed of last minute changes: trails.club.sa@gmail.com
Note: New hikers, please contact the hike leader before joining any advertised hike.
Click to download the Hiking Schedule as a PDF

Date(s)LeaderGradeHikeTimeDistanceDescription:Grading:Hike Leader:Email:Meet here:Cost:Booking Required:
Date(s)LeaderGradeHikeTimeDistanceDescription:Grading:Hike Leader:Email:Meet here:Cost:Booking Required:

Hiking Notes

  • Covid-19: Please practice social distancing and wear a mask when in close proximity to or passing other hikers. Leaders may ask hikers to leave if they are unwilling to comply with this guidance.
  • Visitor’s Fee: R30.
  • Rain cancels, so please check with hike leader if you want to be certain.
  • All persons participate in Trails Club activities entirely at their own risk.
  • All visitors and members bringing visitors must phone the leader first.
  • Hikers must bring at least 1 litre of water and full rain gear (raincoat and hood) on hikes.
  • Book day hikes with the hike leader if required.
  • Email payments for trails and weekends to: trails.club.sa@gmail.com and send proof of payment to the hike leader. Remember to use your name and what you are paying for as the payment reference.
  • Prices of weekends and trails are subject to change without notice due to increases in booking fees beyond our control.
  • If the meeting place for a hike is not published, it may mean that numbers are limited. You must phone the hike leader to book in advance.
  • Transport is strictly a private affair and it is up to the drivers to make all necessary arrangements with their passengers, preferably before departure to avoid embarrassment or other problems.
  • Smoking is not allowed on any hikes.
  • If your name, address, telephone number, next-of-kin, or any other vital statistics change, please notify the Membership Secretary immediately.

Medical Emergencies and Rescue:

WSAR (Wilderness Search and Rescue) - 021 937 0300
City Emergency Management Centre - 021 480 7700
ER24 - 084 124

Fires, Security and Wildlife:

Table Mountain National park - 086 1106 417

Useful information: