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MCSA - Hottentots Holland Section
The home of the Hottentots Holland Section is a part of the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA).
The home of the Hottentots Holland Section is a part of the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA).


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Meander down the river trail from Somerset West to Strand beach. We meet @ Checkers parking lot @ 9h00... The total distance is 4km to the sea, which should take an easy two hours to complete... Interested people please contact this meet's leader Ian on 0737152038
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Our little hut up on Vergelegen farm at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountains.
Johnson Hut
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The Hike Details are:
 08h00, Waterstone Village, Sunday. We can arrange lifts once there.
 The Usual hiking gear: Hiking shoes, Hat, Sunblock, Water, Food, Camera, Warm clothes; etc etc. Harness and Climbing shoes are not necessary
 There will be some rock scrambling and pulling on chains. There will be ropes for additional safety.
 08h15 Leave SSW; 09h00 Arrive TM; 14h00 Summit Western Table (Close to cable car); 10min down by cable car (Approx R100 one way)
 In case of any other questions and to confirm that you will be attending please contact Johann Papaendorf on 0827721716
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Why Join the MCSA?
The Mountain Club of South Africa offers the opportunity to become part of a network of like-minded people, whatever activity you engage in:
 •Rock climbing (bouldering, sport and traditional)
 •Scrambling, walking and hiking
 •Search and rescue
The MCSA was founded in 1891 and is one of only two mountain clubs in Africa which are affiliated to the world mountaineering body, the UIAA. The Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) offers mountaineering, which includes climbing of all types and hiking opportunities to its members and is involved in mountain search and rescue, training, conservation of mountain areas, procurement of access for mountaineering.The Club consists of 14 Sections, geographically distributed.

The MCSA organises meets every year, with something for everyone. You will also be taken to little-known parts of the SA's mountains  that few people even know exist, with exclusive access to many pristine mountain areas and huts throughout South Africa.  You have reciprocal rights to all 14 sections of the Mountain Club in South Africa and Namibia.
The MCSA promotes the sustainable use of our mountain resources, and facilitates access to our natural heritage in a friendly and supportive manner, through:
The MCSA offers sponsorship, gear and support for mountaineering expeditions, as well as a wealth of international contacts – reciprocal relationships with the UIAA (International Mountaineering & Climbing Federation), and with other mountain clubs in Africa, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and more. Keen to plan an expedition? The MCSA-CT section provides access to the most extensive mountaineering library in the country.
Rock climbing:
The MCSA provides a home for all kinds of rock activities, including local and national bouldering and sport-climbing competitions and events and traditional ('trad') climbing at all grades, from the easy to demanding, multi-pitch country routes. Training and instruction meets are also offered. So, whether you are a beginner or an experience climber - you will find a home! You'll also have unlimited access to bouldering walls at the MCSA-CT section's clubhouse and at UCT.
Scrambling, walking and hiking:
A wide range of meets are offered - from relaxed, short walks with lots of botanising, all the way through to adventurous scrambling on routes that few venture onto; from half and full-day hikes, to weekend and longer hiking trips in remote ranges of the Cape.
MCSA has an active social programme. Depending on the section, the programme packed with weekly talks, slide shows and films. 
Conservation and Outreach:
There are many groups actively involved in a wide range of conservation initiatives, as well as in outreach acitivities involving local youth groups and other appreciative sectors of local society.
Search and Rescue:
Many club members play key roles in Wilderness Search & Rescue, the umbrella body that coordinates search and rescue activities in the Western Cape. The MCSA-HH Section has own highly dedicated Search & Rescue Team.
Additional benefits:
Club membership also entitles you to free access through Kirstenbosch in order to access Table Mountain and discounts from leading equipment suppliers, including Cape Union Mart and Cape Storm.
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