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

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.

Recent News & Meet Reports

Waterkloof Hack, Ladismith | 16-17 March

April 2nd, 2024|Comments Off on Waterkloof Hack, Ladismith | 16-17 March

The invasive alien tree Hakea sericea remains an ominous threat to the Klein Swartberg Mountains. As a small part of bigger coordinated effort to control hakea in these beautiful mountains, Hugh Sussen and I headed [...]

Blombos to Still Bay | 9-10 March

March 22nd, 2024|Comments Off on Blombos to Still Bay | 9-10 March

I have been living in Stilbaai for almost 7 years now, also operating a slackpacking trail along the coast. So it was about time that I invited our Section’s members to come this way and [...]

Groeneweide Forest and Silver R Pools | 4 February

February 12th, 2024|Comments Off on Groeneweide Forest and Silver R Pools | 4 February

L-R: Jacquie Kennedy**, Craig Bax, Annette van Wyk**, Janet Moore, Erica Davies, Kim Gaskell, Tim Gaskell, Janine Smith, Linda Bisset**, Ettienne and Santie de Villiers, Cheryl Devine, Greg Devine, Lyle Ownhouse**. Photo by Tony Bowen [...]

Carry on up the Kaaimans | 20 January

January 23rd, 2024|Comments Off on Carry on up the Kaaimans | 20 January

Anyone who was even half-conscious in the early sixties, and not living in a cave, has at least heard of, if not seen, the “Carry-on …..” series of movies. There was Carry on Doctor, Carry [...]

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.