Welcome to the South Cape Section of the Mountain Club of South Africa!

*** National Camp 2022 ***
We are pleased to be hosting the national camp and annual dinner during 2022 in the garden route (for more info see under “activities” page)

We are located in the Garden Route and are geographically widespread. We are concentrated in the George, Sedgefield, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay areas, but have members from as far as Mossel Bay to The Crags near Plettenberg Bay, and as far inland as Oudtshoorn and even further into the Great Karoo.

We have the Outeniqua, Tsitsikamma, Swartberg, Langeberg and Kamanassie mountains in our backyard, as well as numerous coastal hikes that we visit often, so are spoilt for choice as far as hiking and climbing go. Apart from the well known routes, we are always looking for new places to explore.

We have an informal social get together every month (except January) at the Sedgefield Bowling Club. These socials are held on the first Thursday of the month, with a start time of 18H30, and feature slide shows of recent outings or other interesting topics.

As a Section of the Mountain Club of South Africa, we subscribe to their objectives, and are proud to be members of a well respected organisation which is more than a century old.

Our History
Our Committee

Recent News & Meet Reports

Kranshoek Coastal Clean up | 17 September

September 26th, 2022|0 Comments

Our Group: Jude and Brian Cobern, Tim and Kim Gaskell, Ed and Mimi Shuttleworth, Som and Pierre Kruse, Jeremy Lister-James (visitor) and Themba (Sanparks ranger who retrieved piles of plastics) Ten hikers joined this international [...]

Bergfontein Hack | 10 September

September 26th, 2022|0 Comments

Despite having made good inroads into the hakea infestation of the Bergfontein valley in our well-attended March and June 2021 hacks, there was still plenty more of the aggressive Australian invader, hakea sericea, remaining. Black [...]

Skurwekop (in the shadow of Cradock Peak) | 21 August

August 29th, 2022|Comments Off on Skurwekop (in the shadow of Cradock Peak) | 21 August

Approaching George from Sedgefield along the N2, Cradock Peak dominates the skyline and holds court over the lesser masses grouped around it. Together they form a formidable backdrop to the City of George and exude [...]

Uitkykkop, Sonderend Mountains | 6-9 August

August 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Uitkykkop, Sonderend Mountains | 6-9 August

A modern-day mission to climb a ‘lookout’ and discover “Grace from Above “. At 1465 metres Uitkykkop (pronounced eightkickkop) ranks as the 273rd highest peak in the Western Cape. I’ve had an inkling for a [...]

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Upcoming Meets

Our hike schedule is continually updated, but here is a list of upcoming hikes. Please contact any committee member or our meets/hike coordinator for details.

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