MIDLANDS HIKING CLUB - FIXTURE LIST - 20 MARCH TO END JUNE 2005  
## Chance to practice & train for backpacking & trails etc at this venue ## - New or inexperienced members should train before attempting trails or harder cave outings.
DATE HIKE / AREA APPROX. GRADE LEADER & CONTACT APPROX.
    DISTANCE   DETAILS COST
Sun 20 Mar 05 ##Swartkop - Day Hike up Swartkop - Meet at Cedara College at 09:00 10km 2 Graham Cullinan - Tel 033 3965514 No charge
Good Friday to Giants Cup Trail - 5-days, 4-nights - Easter 2005 - The great Drakensberg Trail from Sani Pass to 13.3, 9,      
Tuesday Bushman's Nek - Staying overnight in Pholela, Mzimkhulwana, Winterhoek & Swiman Huts. Tot. distance 12.2, 12.8 3 Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 Trail Cost R260.00 pp
25-29 Mar 2005 about 60 km. Each hut has bunk beds & mattresses, benches, tables, flush toilets & cold water showers. & 12 km      
  All 16 reserved places have been taken. Please contact Keith if you wish to be on waiting list in case of        
  any cancellations.        
Sun 3 Apr 05 ##Bisley Nature Reserve, PMB. Morning hike followed by social braai - Meet at the reserve at 08h30 8km 1-2 Selven Nyker - Tel 033 3304842 No charge
Sun 10 Apr 05 ##Karkloof Falls near Howick - Day hike - Meet at Karkloof Falls car parking/picnic area at 08h30 8-10km 2 Mark Nellist - Tel 033 3302703 No charge
Sat-Sun ##Drakensberg Gardens - Cottage weekend - Fully Equipped - Beautiful Area - Max 10 members 12 km 2-3 Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 R50 pppn
16-17 Apr 05 Day hikes from cottage or simply unwind on the property (10 acres) - Option to include Fri night 15 Apr 05 each day   Book early to secure your place  
Tue 19 Apr 05 Social Evening at Hilton Hotel at 7-30pm - Slide presentation by Cesar - Overseas Mountaineering     Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 No charge
Sat-Mon ##Cobham - Camping Long Weekend - day hikes from campsite - chance to swim in the lovely streams 10km 2-3 Brian Henwood - Tel 033 3471126 R40pppn
30 Apr-2 May 05 ablution blocks with flush toilets & hot showers. Relax, Chill-out & socialise if you just want a rest. each day     includes entry fee & levies
Sun 8 May 05 ##Cumberland Nature Reserve - Morning hike followed by social braai - Meet at reserve at 08h30 8km 2 Graham Cullinan - Tel 033 3965514 R5 pp
Sun 15 May 05 ##Mondi Forest - Day Hike - Bring lunch & water/juice etc 12 km 2 Richard Liebnitz -Tel 033 3865010 No charge
Tue 17 May 05 Social Evening at Hilton Hotel at 7-30pm - Slide presentation - Drakensberg Hikes     Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 No Charge
Sat-Sun ##Sani Pass - Weekend at Sani-Top - On Saturday hike slowly up the pass on an historical journey of       Approx. R80 pp backpacking
28-29 May 05 discovery, stopping to view points of historical interest. Overnight at the backpacking hut. On Sunday 8-10km 2-3 Dave Sclanders - Tel 033 3865622 hut & R40 camping
  morning hike to Hodgson's Peaks & return to Sani-Top for lunch (own lunch or enjoy the Chalet cooked each day   Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 will be confirmed in
  lunch) - have a rest then hike (or drive) back down the pass - (a club 4x4 can take gear up on the Sat).       March newsletter
  This will be very popular so please book & pay deposit early to secure your place.        
Sat-Sun Balito - Have a change & join us camping - ideal winter venue - lovely site with good ablutions & hot short 1-2 Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763  
4-5 Jun 05 showers, swimming pool, camp shop - walks along the beach, swim in the sea or just relax & socialise walks      
Sun 12 Jun 05 Umhlanga - Beach hike from La Lucia to Umhlanga & back - Meet at La Lucia Mall at 08h30 8 km 2 Graham Cullinan - Tel 033 3965514 No charge
Thur-Sun Proposed Amadiba Adventure Trails (Mzamba to Mbotyi) - Wild Coast hiking at its best - guided and all        
16-19 Jun 05 food provided - sleep in pre-erected tents or local village huts - please advise Keith if you are interested -     Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 Cost approx R280 pppn
  At this stage we are trying to determine interest/numbers of participants.        
Sun 26 Jun 05 ##Dargle Area - Day hike bring lunch and drinks 10 km 2 Warwick Keating - Tel 033 3432133  
Between Proposed Injasuti Camping/hiking week-end  - 4 days or 2 days - full details in May Newsletter.        
25 June &          
01-Jul-05