The Trails Club
of South Africa

… take a hike

The Trails Club of South Africa (TCSA) was established in Cape Town in 1983 and offers a wide variety of hikes and trails for members and visitors.

  • Saturday afternoon hikes (and special outings)
  • Sunday hikes (usually a full day)
  • Weekend away hikes (two to four days)
  • Longer trails (as far as The Drakensberg and Namibia)
  • Socials (as a special occasion or on weekends away)

Why Us?

There are many hiking clubs to choose from, but we think we have a few distinguishing characteristics that set us apart. 

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Hiking since 1983

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Experienced

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Trusted

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Variety of hikes

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Hike grading system

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Responsible hike leaders

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Supercool members

Hike with us

Subscribe to our mailing list to be kept informed of last minute changes: trails.club.sa@gmail.com. You will also receive our weekly newsletter. Download our Hiking Schedule for more details and our full list of upcoming hikes.

01/03/2020 Sunday
HANGKLIP, PRINGLE BAY, VIA LIGHTHOUSE TO BETTY’S BAY
Start: 07:30 End: 16:00
Easy hike
Margarethe Schaefer
[encode]082 701 3105[/encode] or margaretheschaefer@gmail.com
Meet here: Contact Margarethe
Booking required
This is a one way walk from Hangklip in Pringle Bay and ends in Betty’s Bay. The route will take us over some isolated sandy beaches, rocky beaches, foot paths just above the beach and some easy scrambling over a few rocks. You will probably glimpse a few baboons and enjoy splendid sea views. A car shuffle is required. Please bring your bathing costume.
Member Cost: R0
Visitor Cost: R30
Limit: 12
Children Welcome: Yes
Distance: 8km
Fitness: Average
Exposure: None
Technical: Walk
Booking: Contact Margarethe
Booking  opens: 21/02/20
Booking  closes: 29/02/20
07/03/2020 Saturday
ELSIES PEAK CIRCUMNAVIGATION
Start: 14:00 End: 16:30
Easy Hike
Rosemary Paul
[encode]078 425 1880[/encode]
Meet here: Glencairn Spar carpark
Hike up to the nek and then follow a sea-facing path we will traverse around under the cliffs before climbing to the peak
Member Cost: R0
Visitor Cost: R30
Limit:
Children Welcome: Yes
Distance: 6km
Fitness: Average
Exposure: None
Technical: Walk
08/03/2020 Sunday
BUCHUKLOOF – LOWER SECTION
Start: 08:00 End: 18:00
Moderate Hike
Brian Ford
[encode]021 531 2660[/encode] or [encode]083 896 7904[/encode] or brian@solutions4storage.co.za
Meet here: Contact Brian
Booking required
Hike from Nuweberg Forest Station up a jeep track into the mountains, with stunning views, to some lovely pools and waterfalls. Lots of time for relaxing and swimming at the pools before returning on a slightly different route. Bring money for coffee and koek afterwards, as well as R50 permit fee if you don’t have a Wild card.
Member Cost: R0
Visitor Cost: R30
Limit: 10
Children Welcome: No
Distance: 13km
Fitness: Fit
Exposure: None
Technical: Walk
Booking: Contact Brian
Booking  opens: 26/02/20
Booking  closes: 06/03/20
13/03/2020 Friday to 15/03/2020 Sunday
KUNJE – 3 DAYS – WAITING LIST ONLY
Start:  End:
Moderate Hike
Debbie Marshbank
[encode]073 457 5121[/encode] or dmarshbank@gmail.com
Meet here: Contact Debbie
Booking required
Spend 3 days in the Kouebokkeveld on the Kunje farm (http://www.kunje.co.za/). Hike up to the top of Geelberg for great views and interesting rock formations. The Toy Story route has interesting rock formations and caves. Swim in the river, and wander around the farm orchards, or just relax in beautiful surroundings. Accommodation in the Guesthouse and Cottage and fully equipped inside and with a braai area outside. Up to 12 people could be accommodated depending on demand and cottage availability.
Member Cost: R630
Visitor Cost: R690
Limit: 10
Children Welcome: No
Distance: 16 km
Fitness: Average
Exposure: None
Technical: Easy scramble
Booking: Contact Debbie
Booking  opens: 15/01/20
Booking  closes: 31/01/20

Hiking Schedule

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Our Aims & Objectives

  1. To organise and carry out wilderness activities for members and visitors. The chief activity will be hiking along trails and footpaths, climbing peaks and ‘kloofing’. This will be supplemented by such other complementary activities as the Committee may from time to time deem to be suitable.
  2. To promote conservation, both by word and deed, of our natural (indigenous) and historical environment, which will include the protection of indigenous flora, fauna, soil, water and buildings of historical significance, especially those in wilderness areas.
  3. To communicate with and support similar organisations such as The Mountain Club of South Africa, Wildlife Society, Botanical Society, Department of Environmental Affairs and so on.
  4. To promote the fitness and health of members through their participation in the Club’s outdoor activities.
  5. To promote friendship and fellowship among members of the Club and others with an interest in wilderness and especially hiking activities.
  6. To act in a responsible fashion in the wilderness with an emphasis on safety of members, and to respect the land and property of the landowners on whose ground we hike.