MIDLANDS HIKING CLUB - FIXTURE LIST - 19 JULY TO END NOVEMBER 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
Tue 19 July 05 Social Evening at Hilton Hotel at 7-30pm - Slide presentation on recent trip to Mozambique     Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 No charge
  ## Cathedral Peak - Camping/tenting week-end at Cathedral Peak Camp site, day walks in the area Day walks 2+ Brian Henwood - Tel 033  347 1126 Brian to advise
Sat-Sun OR        
23-24 Jul 05 Cathedral Peak - Caving week-end  at Cathedral Peak, overnight in Leopard Cave & visit Eland Cave        
  to see some of the best Bushman paintings in the 'Berg. 29 km 3 Dave Sclanders - Tel 033 3865622 To be advised
Sun 31 July 05 ##Mkhomazi - Day hike to Cypress Cave in the KZN Wildlife area - lunch at pools at cave. Suitable for all. 10 km   Dave Sclanders - Tel 033 3865622  
Sat-Sun Kamberg - Backpacking weekend to camp in a lovely spot in the wilderness area (carry tents) - if weather 10-12km 3 Dave Sclanders - Tel 033 3865622 R30pp inc entrance fee
6-7 Aug 05 turns really bad there is the option of sleeping in Sinclair's Shelter (Cave). each day     & levies
Tue ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & FINGER SUPPER - HILTON HOTEL AT 7-30 PM - PLEASE DIARISE     Irene Dickin - Tel 033 3470138 Members need only pay R20
16-Aug-05 The club will subsidise the finger supper - Full details in July Newsletter - Please tel. Irene by end July     By 31st July Club will subsidise the balance
Sat-Sun ##Garden Castle - Camping weekend at KZN Wildlife Campsite at Garden Castle - day hikes from camp. 10-12km 2 Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 R40pp inc entrance fee
20-21 Aug 05 Beautiful re-vamped campsite with ablutions, hot showers, braais & benches - Spectacular walks or relax. each day     & levies
Sun ##Boston - Nhlosane South Ridge (Watershed to Philip's house, Sitamani) - Meet at Boston Country Club 15km 3+ Philip Grant Tel 033 9971817 or R10pp
04-Sep-05 at 08h30 - Bring lunch/juice etc in daypacks & refreshments afterwards - lovely views - fitness essential     Cell 082 417 9163  
Sat-Sun Garden Castle - Backpack from Swiman Hut to Bushman's Nek - Last section of Giant's Cup Trail - 12km 3 Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 R65pp
10-11 Sep 05 Visit Langalibalele Cave en-route - Overnight in hut & return to Swiman Hut on Sunday - Great views each day      
Tue 20 Sep 05 Social Evening at Hilton Hotel at 7-30pm - Slide presentation.     Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 No charge
Fri-Mon Drakensberg Mini-Traverse - Sentinel to Mnweni area & return - for serious backpackers (carry tents) 60km 4 Dave Sclanders - Tel 033 3865622 Dave will advise participants
23-26 Sep 05 Advertised previously & now fully booked - Dave will provide more details to participants.      
Sun 25 Sep 05 ##Mid Illovo - Day Hike - Contact Bushy Kirby for more details 12km 2+ Bushy Kirby - Tel 033 2123071 Contact Bushy ref cost
Sat-Sun ##Highmoor area - Mountain Shadows (near Glen Garry) - Cottage / Huts accommodation - very good 8-10km 2 Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 R50 per person per night
15-16 Oct 05 facilities - day hikes from Cottage - Please book early to reserve place - First come & paid first served. each day   Book early to secure your place for members
Tue 18 Oct 05 Social Evening at Hilton Hotel at 7-30pm - Social get-together with meal -more details in Sep. Newsletter     Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 Meal cost to be advised later
Sun 30 Oct 05 ##Karkloof - Day hike in the Karkloof area - more details from Mark Nellist 10km 2 Mark Nellist - Tel 033 3302703 Mark will advise
Sat-Sun ## Drakensberg Gardens - Cottage weekend - Fully Equipped - Beautiful Area - Max 10 members 12 km 2-3 Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 R50 per person per night
5-6 Nov 05 Day hikes from cottage or simply unwind on the property (10 acres) - Option to include Fri night 4 Nov 05 each day   Book early to secure your place for members
Sun 13 Nov 05 ##Howick area - Day hike - Howick Meander including lovely river walk - more details from Aris 8-10km 2 Aris Hofland - Tel 033 3307053 Aris will confirm
Sat-Sun ##Monk's Cowl - Mary Clover's Cottage "Makulumane"-Champagne Castle/Monks Cowl area set high 10 km  2 - 3 Mary Clover - Tel 033 3302703 R50 per person per night
26-27 Nov 05 above the Drakensberg Boys Choir - comfortable accommodation in lovely setting - day hikes from cottage. each day   Book early to secure your place for members