MIDLANDS HIKING CLUB - FIXTURE LIST - 29 MAY TO END AUGUST 2004  
## Chance to practice & train for backpacking at this venue ##
DATE HIKE / AREA APPROX. GRADE LEADER & CONTACT APPROX.
    DISTANCE   DETAILS COST
Sat-Sun Weenen Game Reserve - Camping & Hiking weekend  - short walks - good game viewing short walks 1-2 Warwick Keating-Tel 033 3432133 R38 pp
29-30 May 04 4x4 options available at nominal extra cost.        
Sunday La Lucia to Umhlanga & back - Beach Walk - Time for a swim if you wish - bring own lunch or buy 8 km 1 Graham Cullinan Only your lunch if you
06-Jun-04 in Umhlanga - Meet outside Game @ La Lucia Mall @ 09h00     Tel 033 3965514 decide to buy in Umhlanga
Fri-Sun ##Champagne Castle/Monks Cowl area - Mary Clover's Cottage "Makulumane" - set high above the 10-12 km 2 Mary Clover - Tel 033 3435787 R50pppn - Book early
11-13 Jun 04 Drakensberg Boys Choir buiding - very comfortable - day hikes from cottage. Max 14 members each day   Cell: 083 700 6199 to reserve your place
Sun 20 Jun 04 ## Hella-Hella near Richmond - Day Hike - Meet at Shell Garage Richmond at 08h30 10-12km 2 Bushy Kirby - Tel 033 2123071 Bushy will confirm
Sat-Sun ## Harburg - Eagle View - Weekend Camping & Hiking 10km 2 Warwick Keating-Tel 033 3432133 R25 pp
26-27 Jun 04 Day hikes from campsite. each day      
Sun 4 Jul 04 ##Bulwer - Day Hike - Back of Bulwer Mountain - Meet at "Bird in the Barley" Pub, Bulwer 09h30 12 km 2-3 Philip Grant - Tel 033 9971817 R10 pp
Fri-Sun Port Durnford "Shangrila" (hidden paradise) campsite & huts - north side of Umlalazi - right on the north 8-10 km 2 Bushy Kirby - Tel 033 2123071 Bushy will confirm
9-11 Jul 04 coast - beautiful walks through indigenous forest/bush  & along beach - good birding. each day      
Sun 18 Jul 04 Nottingham Road -Day Hike on private land - ridge route with good views - bushmen's paintings & game 12 km 2+ Warwick Keating-Tel 033 3432133 R10 pp
Tue 20 Jul 04 Social Evening at Hilton Hotel (not Crossways) 7-30pm - Drakensberg Grand Traverse Slide Presentation with music   Keith Ashton Tel 033 3303763 No Charge
Sat-Sun ##Drakensberg Gardens - Cottage weekend - Fully Equipped - Beautiful Area - Max 10 members 12 km 2-3 Keith Ashton Tel 033 3303763 R50pppn - Book early
24-25 Jul 04 Day hikes from cottage or simply unwind on the property (10 acres) - Book early to secure your place each day      
Sat-Sun Giants Castle - Moonlight Hike to & overnight at Giants Hut (arrive at Giants Castle office 5-00pm) 10-12 km 3 Dave Sclanders Tel 033 3865622 R30pp
31 Jul-1 Aug 04 return on Sunday via Meander Hut - Only one place left but can put your name on waiting list. each day      
Sun 1 Aug 04 ##Mondi Forest - Day Hike - More details will be provided later 10 km? 2 Richard Liebnitz -Tel 033 3865010 Richard will confirm
Sat-Mon Middlerus - (Near Mooi River) - Zulu Falls Game Lodge - Comfortable accommodation overlooking the 8 km 2 Bushy Kirby - Tel 033 2123071 Bushy will confirm
7-9 Aug 04 falls - Long Weekend - (note Mon is Womens Day) - lovely walks & views with plenty of game. each day      
Sat-Sun Cathedral Peak area - Hike to & overnight in Leopard or Poachers Cave - visit Eland Cave to see 12-14 km 3 Graham Cullinan Tel 033 3965514 R30pp
14-15 Aug 04 some of the best Bushmens paintings in the Drakensberg. each day      
Tue 17 Aug 04 AGM @ Hilton Hotel 7-30pm followed by finger supper - please diarise & do your best to attend     Mary Clover Tel 033 3435787 Full details will be given
        Selven Nyker Tel 033 3304842  in the July newsletter
Sun 22 Aug 04 ##Dargle area - Day Hike - Nhlosane from farm near Everglades - Lovely views 10 km 2+ Iain Talbot - Tel 033 3471314 R10 pp
Sat-Sun Drakensberg Gardens/Bushmans Nek - Backpack from Drakensberg Gardens (from Swiman Hut) to 12-13 km 3 Warwick Keating-Tel 033 3432133 R60pp
28-29 Aug 04 overnight in Bushmans Nek Hut then return on Sunday to Drakensberg Gardens each day