Personal Emergency Contact Number
Please have your emergency contact number(s) under ICE (In Case of Emergency) in your cell phone and on a label/card of some sort attached to your daypack. Details should consist of your name, ID number, name of medical aid and membership number (your medical aid card should be with you too) and the name and number(s) of someone to contact. Emergency personnel will look for your ICE details. Local hospitals will not send out an ambulance or paramedics if your medical aid details are not available. Please carry these important details with you on each hike.
Please get to the starting point by 13h45 in order for the hike to begin on time.
For directions to the starting point, please PHONE the organiser between 12h00 and 12h45 on the day of the hike, don’t SMS.
Children are welcome but check suitability of hike with leader.
Please bring at least 1 litre of water, a snack for half time and a hat.
Sunday Hikes (Full Day)
Always phone the hike leader beforehand to let him/her know to expect you on the hike.
Please try to get to the meeting places at least 10 minutes earlier to help with arranging lifts.
Bring the correct amount of money as change may not be available.
It is advisable to bring at least 2 litres of water, mid-morning snack, lunch and a hat.
Meeting Place : Union Main Centre, Old Main Road, Pinetown to depart at 08h00. If there is a change to the meeting time or venue this will be noted in the hiking schedule below.
If it is raining, please check with the hike leader before setting out for the meeting place.
NB : if you need a lift from the meeting place, contact the hike leader or one of the hike organisers to arrange
Please check with Colin – 031 708 3517 – for details of Wednesday hikes.
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|Saturday Hikes||Sunday Hikes|
Barn Swallows Hike
Linda - 083 353 8319 | Grade 2 - Moderate | 10kms
Meet at 13.45 at the Barn Swallow site. At N2 of ramp Umdloti/Verulam turn towards Verulam. Go just under 1km, turn right at white pillar saying Umdloti Estate, Mount Moreland. Follow the road, the rest is signposted Mount Moreland/Swallow View site. Binoculars essential for viewing the swallows. Hike will be around the area, through sugarcane, grasslands and suburbs. BYO picnic and drinks for enjoying afterwards at the bird viewing.
R10 entrance fee to the viewing area.
No hike scheduled
Historical Tour of Morningside
Jonathan - 082 420 9577 | Grade 2 - Moderate | 8km
New Hike and new hike leader! Meet at the Botanical Gardens parking lot (bottom entrance) for a walk through the streets and suburbs of Morningside, visiting the historical sites. BYO Picnic afterwards in the Botanic Gardens.
No hike scheduled
Happy New Year!
Linda - 083 353 8319 | 1 Easy | 6kms
A nice easy hike to ease us all into the new year. Meet at the main entrance of the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve (Kloof falls Road) at 13.45. Entrance fee of R30. This is a pretty forested walk along a stream. Drinks afterwards at the Nature Café in Kloof Falls Road.
Jenny Rookes - 084 952 0622 | Grade 2 | 14kms
A n e a s y h i k e a r o u n d t h e a r e a n i c e f o r h o t s u m m e r d a y .