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

Kransberg Saddle from NMMU | 23 June

July 1st, 2024|Comments Off on Kransberg Saddle from NMMU | 23 June

L to R: Tony Bowen (meet convenor), Pierre Kruise, Andre Du Plessis, Willem Wait**, Ed Kay Shuttleworth, Evie Bowen, Gillian Forbes, Som Khawtong, Pimmy Samleephan**, Mimi Kay Shuttleworth (**Temporary members) The party of 10 set [...]

The Cat River Crawl | 22 June

June 24th, 2024|Comments Off on The Cat River Crawl | 22 June

L to R: Kenneth Willemse (behind the photographer’s thumb) – a guest and his granddaughter Jean Maria Koen, Romy van der Hyde, Mike van der Hyde and Fay Jones [Further photos (without thumb) kindly taken [...]

Skyline West & Camfers Ridge | 9 June

June 18th, 2024|Comments Off on Skyline West & Camfers Ridge | 9 June

L to R: Kenneth Willemse (temp member), Charles Smith, Ed and Mimi Kay Shuttleworth, Henrietha Mey, Tim Gaskell, Gillian Forbes, Christelle and Johan Olivier, Tony Bowen (meet leader) The hike had been postponed from its [...]

Garden Route Dam (easy hike) | 18 May

May 27th, 2024|Comments Off on Garden Route Dam (easy hike) | 18 May

Dave and I were pleased when 3 others joined us for an easy walk on the eastern shores of the George dam. It was a beautiful day for walking, magnificent views and good company. L [...]

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.