MIDLANDS HIKING CLUB - FIXTURE LIST - 24 JULY TO END OCTOBER 2004  
## Chance to practice & train for backpacking at this venue ##
DATE HIKE / AREA APPROX. GRADE LEADER & CONTACT APPROX.
    DISTANCE   DETAILS COST
Fri-Sun ##Drakensberg Gardens - Cottage weekend - Fully Equipped - Beautiful Area - Max 10 members 12-22 km 2-4 Keith Ashton Tel 033 3303763 R50pppn
23-25 Jul 04 Day hikes from cottage or simply unwind on the property (10 acres) - already fully booked 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 - Full, but contact Dave for first option in case of cancellations. each day      
Sun ##Highmoor - Day hike - best views of "The Giant" - lovely area with game & birdlife. Meet at Highmoor 12-14 km 2-3 Keith Ashton Tel 033 3303763 R15 day entry fee inc all levies
08-Aug-04 Office at 08h30. Option > to camp with the Ashton's for the long weekend - Contact Keith asap for this. each day     Camping option R40 pppn
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 at Hilton Hotel 19:30 followed by finger supper - please diarise & do your best to attend     Mary Clover Tel 033 3435787 Contact Mary to confirm
  Cost of finger supper will be subsidised for members. Please confirm attendance to Mary by end of July     Cell - 083 700 6199  
Sun 22 Aug 04 ##Dargle area - Day Hike - Nhlosane from farm near Everglades Hotel - Lovely views 10 km 2+ Iain Talbot - Tel 033 3471314 R5 pp
  Meet at 08h30 near Everglades Hotel turn off (I.e. opposite Everglades Hotel driveway).        
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      
Sun Boston - Day hike - "Paddy's Walk" - Netherby to Boston View Farm - Meet at Boston Country Club 12 km 2-3 Philip Grant - Tel 033 9971817 R10 pp
05-Sep-04 at 09h00 - Bring lunch & juice/water & refreshments for afterwards - lovely views of Midlands & the Berg        
Sun 12 Sep 04 ##Karkloof - Day hike - Glen Boyd's Farm - more details from Mark 10 km 2 Mark Nellist Contact Mark to confirm
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Sun 19 Sep 04 ##Mondi Forest - Day Hike - Meet at Peel's Honey @ 08h00 - Bring lunch & water/juice etc 12 km 2 Richard Liebnitz -Tel 033 3865010 No charge
Tue Scocial Evening - Spring Party / Dinner - Hilton Hotel at 7-30 pm     Mary Clover - Tel 033 3435787 Contact Mary for details
21-Sep-04 Contact Mary for more details.     Cell - 083 700 6199  
Fri - Sun "Vergezient" Mountain Retreat & Trails - Near Oliviers Hoek Pass - Comfortable accommodation in Short 5km 1-2    
24-26 Sep 04 Zondertwyfel Barn House which offers hikers a cosy stay regardless of weather conditions. Complete with     Bushy Kirby - Tel  033 2123071 R75 pppn
(Long weekend) comfortable mattresses, woodburning stoves, braais, gas rings, hot showers & flush toilets, fridge, Longer     (R150 pp for Fri & Sat nights)
  dining areas with tables & benches. Magnificent Berg panorama over 100km long. Wonderful long & short 14 km 2-3    
  hikes to suit every taste & fitness level. Book asap to secure your place.        
Sun 3 Oct 04 ##Cumberland Nature Reserve - Day Hike followed by social braai - bring meat & drinks etc 8-10 km 2 Graham Cullinan Tel 033 3965514 R5 pp
Sat-Sun Injasuti - Hike to & overnight in Lower Injasuti Cave - Ideal venue for first time backpackers & hikers 8 km 2+ Warwick Keating-Tel 033 3432133 R30 pp
9-10 Oct 04 wanting to experience sleeping in a cave for the first time. each day      
Sun 17 Oct 04 ##Howick - Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve - Day hike - Meet at the reserve office at 08h30 10 km 2 Selven Nyker - Tel 033 3304842 R9 pp
Sat-Sun ##Drakensberg Gardens - Cottage weekend - Fully Equipped - Beautiful Area - Max 10 members 12 km 2-3 Keith Ashton Tel 033 3303763 R50pppn
23-24 Oct 04 Day hikes from cottage or simply unwind on the property (10 acres) - Option to include Fri night 22 Oct. each day      
Fri-Sun Fort Nottingham - Have a relaxing long weekend at Lyndhurst - leisurely walking or try a spot of fishing   6-8km 2 Mark Nellist - Tel 033 3302703 R50 pppn
22-24 Oct 04 on large dam. Maximum 12 members - contact Mark or Mary asap to secure your place at the cottage. each day   or Mary Clover - Tel 033 3435787  
Sun Claridge Area - Cycle Ride - Meet at top of English Road at 08h00 30 km 2+ Brian Henwood - Tel 033 3471126 No charge
31-Oct-04 Come on you hikers, have a change & have a lovely cycle ride & flex some different muscles.