The MCSA (specifically the Johannesburg and Magaliesberg Sections) owns and manages several of the magnificent kloofs that had formed on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg. The MCSA manages its properties for utilisation by MCSA members and the public, whilst maintaining the wilderness character of these properties and allowing natural processes to continue unhindered. The MCSA believes that club members and members of the public should enjoy access to the MCSA’s properties because these properties are a part of South Africa’s shared natural heritage. The MCSA acts as a custodian of these properties on behalf of all South Africans. Club activities include club evenings, hiking, rock climbing, national events, conservation and expeditions. READ MORE >>

Events Calendar

If you would like to add this calendar to your own google calendar (view access) please click on the small blue plus sign at the bottom right corner of the calendar. Next to the words "Google calendar".

If you would like to add your event to the calendar please ask one of the following members to add it for you:
Climbing – Andrew Louw at climbing@mag.mcsa.org.za or

Hiking – Frik Stegman at hiking@mag.mcsa.org.za

Weeding - Corne Mare at conservation@mag.mcsa.org.za

When you ask a committee member to add your event please also forward:
1. your name and surname;
2. e-mail;
3. cell phone number;
4. preferred method of contact;
5. name of the event ex. Climbing Wilgepoort;
6. how far from Pretoria it is and
7. a photo of the place
The applicable committee member will communicate this to the news committee member to be advertised in the news letter and on Facebook.

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General News

2017 MCSA Annual Dinner

RSVP for this event is closed. Book your seat now! Read more

Remaining Richard Watmough books on tend…

   "The remaining books of Richard Watmough that had been on tender in 2014/15 will go on tender again soon. For the newer members who was not privileged to know Richard... Read more

MSP new access arrangements

MSP access rules have changed again. Read the new access Rules for MCSA Memebers carefully. Grootkloof Access Change The access to Grootkloof from Sparkling Waters Hotel has been disrupted... Read more

Press coverage 125

    The Edge   -  a Sedgefield paper   CXPress - Plettenberg Bay paper   CXPress - by Greg Devine on his Fonteintjiesberg trip Read more

1-2-5...CLIMB! 08 - 10 - 2016

The Mountain Club of South Africa has celebrated its 125th birthday on 8 October 2016. Many members and friends have joined in climbing at least 125 routes, hills and peaks; especially... Read more

125 Year Anniversary Buffs SOLD OUT

We at the MCSA Magaliesberg Section would like to say "THANK YOU" to all MCSA members who purchased a limited special edition 125 year anniversary original buff to commemorate this... Read more

To all stakeholders in the Amphitheatre

The stakeholder meeting to discuss the plan going forward is scheduled for the 31st of May 2016 at the Royal Natal Education Centre at 10h00. We would welcome all shareholders... Read more

MSP access arrangements terminated

Dear Members, We regrettably have to inform you that the MCSA’s access through the Mountain Sanctuary Park office and their rest-camp has been terminated from 29th March 2016. This means that... Read more

Erelidmaatskap - Otti Neser

Erelidmaatskap van die Afdeling Magaliesberg is op 8 Maart by die AJV aan Otti Neser toegeken vir haar vir haar uitmuntende diens aan die Bergklub op vele terreine, veral Grond en... Read more

Patrolling list for 2016

This draft list for 2016 was compiled listing members who made a choice to patrol. Click here to download >> Fanie, the administrator, will send out reminders, maps & instructions. Members are listed... Read more

Work meet dates for 2016

Click here to download the latest work meet dates for 2016.   Read more

Parking at Calabash

For members who are not aware, the MCSA has three main access routes to Tonquani / Cedarberg / Boulderkloof from the north.  These are listed below.  (i) Calabash. East of Mountain Sanctuary Park... Read more

Members' chance to contribute to conserv…

Reuben is currently busy developing a field guide to "Trees of the Magaliesberg" for the MCSA Magaliesberg Section through the Richard Watmough Fund.   He is taking photos of trees for the... Read more

Magaliesberg Biosfeer goedgekeur

Danksy mense soos Paul Fatti, Vinent Carruthers en Kevin Gill se baie harde werk. Release by the Magaliesberg Biosphere Initiative Group - “Fantastic news!!!!! After nearly a decade of lobbying and sustained... Read more

Congratulations Bernie! Nightjar Adventu…

Congratulation to Bernie Theron who was voted Nightjar Adventurer 2015 for his Solo walk across Iceland. Read more on http://www.nightjartravel.com/magazine/bernie-theron Read more

Blouberg - highest trees in South Africa

The highest trees in South Africa are on Blouberg. Nipper Thompson was on the Blouberg with tree climbers from Stellenbosch, and they climbed two of the large yellow woods. They measured 40.15m... Read more

Tonquani South: Change in access details

There has been a change of personnel at Askari Game Lodge and Mr Ian van der Vyver should no longer be contacted before you access Tonquani from the south.  Please... Read more

MCSA Vision - 2015

The MCSA Johannesburg Section and possibly the National MCSA are at a crossroad. Read the feedback report on an open debate which took place at the Johannesburg section in July. Click... Read more

Watmough Book Tender

Dr Richard Watmough, an entomologist and long-standing member of the Magaliesberg Section of the Mountain Club of South Africa, bequeathed his collection of rare and valuable books to the Magaliesberg... Read more