Mountain Club of South Africa - Amajuba section

The Amajuba section will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of her founding in 2013

MCSA Amajuba section

The Amajuba Section of the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA), founded in 1983, is based in Newcastle, Kwa-Zulu Natal and actively fosters and facilitates mountaineering, climbing, trekking, mountain walking and related activities, as well as conservation of mountain areas and promoting fellowship between people with these interests.

For more information about the Club, please take a look around the site, or contact one of the committee members.

MCSA Amajuba section Committee 2009/2010
Chairman Hermann Kuhne079-895-0708
Vice-Chairman Johan de Villiers072-712-7022
Treasurer Len Stoop078-598-1643
Secretary Christine de Villiers072-712-7022
Socials Convenor Thea Groenewegen034-312-3703
Climbing and Rescue Ruan Adendorff082-577-7555
JubaJabber and email Adriaan Dippenaar082-337-2970
Additional member Gerhard Lamprecht---

MCSA Amajuba section Outings and Events 2011

When / Wanneer Where / Waar Who / Wie What / Wat
7-9 MarchNormandien Pass to Moorefield areaRuan Adendorff
Weekend Hike (3-4)
21-23 MarchDrakensberg (venue to be announced)Hermann Kühne
Weekend Hike (3-5)
Rating System
  1. Family weekend. Children, prospective and older members. Easy, short hikes often-good facilities.
  2. Easy hike. Footpaths present or otherwise flat open terrain.
  3. Average difficulty. Path over varying terrain, often steep. Sometimes paths, route finding necessary.
  4. Difficult hike without footpath. Might incl. bundu bashing, serious scrambling, kloofing or exposure.
  5. Technical climb. Requires climbing gear (sometimes ice climbing gear).

Join us

The Amajuba section of the MCSA invites all mountain enthusiasts in the catchment area for the section to join us. our members live in Newcastle (where we have a club-house), Dundee, Vryheid, Ladysmith, Volksrust, Ingogo and surrounding areas. We organise at least one weekend and one day outing per month and meet regularly at our club-house in Newcastle.

To apply for membership please complete the Membership Application Form and return to the Membership Secretary (or other committee member) at a social, or post to P O Box 1362, Newcastle 2940.

Your membership questions answered
Fitness level
On some of the more extreme hikes, you will need to be reasonably fit; you should however be able to participate in most of the hikes we do.
Non-members' participation
Non-members are welcome; you will be asked to pay a meet-fee. Participation is however at the discretion of the meet leader, who may occasionally, for safety reasons, refuse non-members' participation, unless the non-member is invited by or known to one of the participants in such outings.
Membership fees
MCSA Amajuba section's membership fees for 2013 are as follows:

Family: R260 per year
Single: R170 per year

Family: R190 per year
Single: R140 per year

Benefits of joining
As a member you will benefit from shared resources, the experience and knowledge that our leaders bring, access to restricted mountain areas, an organisation that boasts more than 100 years of experience, affiliation to the UIAA and reciprocal rights with other Mountain clubs around the world, where you may benefit from reduced rates when using their facilities.

News and Archives

Trip reportsJubaJabber - The Newsletter of the Amajuba Section

Forms, Documents, Links

Useful Forms
Useful Links
Online / Outdoor Shops in South Africa

The MCSA was founded in 1891. The Club consists of a network of fourteen geographically located sections - Amajuba was founded in 1983 by a group of local mountain enthusiasts and became the 13th section of the MCSA in November 1984.

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