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.

Our History
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Recent News & Meet Reports

Heynssepiek & Teewaterberg | 13 November

December 11th, 2022|Comments Off on Heynssepiek & Teewaterberg | 13 November

Most members of our section are familiar with the “Doringrivier Circuit” hike, shown in the image below in yellow. Today’s hike started in the same way, but instead of turning north to cross the Groot [...]

National Camp 2022 Report | 14-22 October

November 7th, 2022|Comments Off on National Camp 2022 Report | 14-22 October

The South Cape Section last hosted the Annual National Camp in 2013 and this year, it was again our honour to welcome MCSA members from far and wide! For a well compiled update on the [...]

Camdeboo Mountains | 1-5 October

October 17th, 2022|Comments Off on Camdeboo Mountains | 1-5 October

Hiking in the real Camdeboo mountains has been on my list for many years. It is one of those iconic areas of the Karoo, to the west of Graaff Reinet, that you often read about, [...]

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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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