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.

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Recent News & Meet Reports

BERGFONTEIN HACK | 5-6 JUNE 2021

June 8th, 2021|Comments Off on BERGFONTEIN HACK | 5-6 JUNE 2021

Having thoroughly enjoyed our March 2021 hack on the west side of the Bergfontein river in the Langeberg mountains inland of Albertinia, we were eager to get to the east side where plenty more of [...]

PEAK PLAATS (SWARTBERG) | 22-23 MAY 2021

May 27th, 2021|Comments Off on PEAK PLAATS (SWARTBERG) | 22-23 MAY 2021

This hike was planned by Derek Odendaal as yet another “Derek Special”. Alas days before departure Derek tested covid positive and had to bail. Fortunately, as one would expect of such a mountain man, he [...]

Ou Tol Circuit, Swartberg Pass | 9 May 2021

May 27th, 2021|Comments Off on Ou Tol Circuit, Swartberg Pass | 9 May 2021

This hike by the non-climbers was postponed to the Sunday due to the bad weather on the Saturday. This was a wise decision and resulted in a very enjoyable outing by 4 members and two [...]

Swartberg Pass Rock-climbing and Hiking | 7-9 May 2021

May 27th, 2021|Comments Off on Swartberg Pass Rock-climbing and Hiking | 7-9 May 2021

Some of us gathered at Bushman’s Valley Private Reserve, between the northern end of the Swartberg Pass and Prince Alfred, on Friday afternoon. The passage over the Pass had been smooth, dry and uneventful. The [...]

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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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