HIKING BLOGS

In case you got here looking for rural & urban exploration, I have moved the contents to a new web site www.ruralexploration.co.za. This link will take you there:  Rural and urban exploration
For those not in the know, this is my hiking blog. It is not in competition to any other hiking websites, it's just my records for my own enjoyment when I get really old. You may find the information useful if you plan to visit any of these places.
Most of my hiking is done with a small hiking group of friends who operate without a committee, without membership fees and with everybody chipping in when it comes to organising a venue. And, what is amazing, we have been going for about 20 years now without any major ruption.

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2017
8 January 2017; Good Bye Lydia 20–22 January 2017; Suikerbos Venterskroon
18–21 March 2017; Tondeldoos hike 28–31 March 2017; Golden Gate
17 April 2017; Steam train 19–21 May 2017; Makwekwe
16–18 June 2017; Blue Wildebees 2017 30 July 2017; Castle Gorge 2017
18–20 August 2017; Elangeni 22–25 September 2017; Injisuthi
29 Sept–01 Oct 2017; Elcaminito Del Rey trail
2016
29–31 January 2016; Mountain Sanctuary Park 2016 17 April 2016; River rafting Parys
2 May 2016; Rietpoort day hike 13–15 May 2016; Ingogo hike
20–22 May 2016; Mosomane 2016 08–10 July 2016; Rooikrans
16–27 August 2016; Northern Cape 20–23 August 2016; Venstervalle
18 September 2016; Savannah Lodge hike 21–22 October 2016; Tugela Falls
18–20 November 2016; Rapids hike Youtube video Report on the years activities
2015
23–25 January 2015; Eye View 20–22 February 2015;  Wag n Bietjie (Warmbath)
13–15 March 2015; Mountain Sanctuary park 29 March 2015;  Bsorah day hike
25–27 April 2015; Grey Rhebok 24 May 2015;  Frogs day hike
19–21June 2015; Tepelkop 26 July 2015;  Rustig hike
21–23 Aug 2015; Thabaphaswa 30 Aug–01 Sept 2015;  Klipspringer hike
02–04 Sept 2015; Witsand 30 Sept–02 Oct 2015;  Alexandria trail
02–29 Oct 2015; Bsorah, 2nd time 20–22 Nov 2015;  Bushbuck hill
Youtube video Report on the years activities
2014
27–24–26 January 2014; Wag n Bietjie 2014 21–23 February 2014;Kranskloof 
27–2527 April 2014; Sporekrans 1–4 May 2014;Didima Gorge 2014
13–16 June 2014; Pullen farm 27 July 2014;Magaliesberg
29–31 August 2014; Blue Wildebees hike 17–19 October 2014;Broodboom
28 October 2014; Kommandonek hike 21–23 November 2014;Ama Poot Poot
28 October 2014; Mweni hike Youtube video Report on the years activities
2013
25–27 January 2013; Stamvrugte  28–30 March 2013; Maluti Cave trail
28 April 2013;Kraalkop  26–27 May 2013; Assegai trail
23 June 2013;Pretoria Central  26–28 July 2013; Bokkraal 2nd round
18 August 2013;Waenhuis day hike  27–29 September 2013; Wisp Will cottages
22–24 November 2013;Boesmanskrans 
2012
2–4 March 2012; Bokkraal  25 March 2012 – Zeekoeifontein
20–22 April 2012; Mount Everest  29 June to 1 July 2012; Korongo
9–12 August 2012; Slaghoek hike  24–26 August 2012; Angel Wing
22-Oct-2012Fairy Glen  16–18 November 2012; Rhenosterpoort
Youtube video Report on the years activities
2011
4–9 January 2011; Num Num trail   26–28 March 2011 – Langeberg (Vrede)
17 April 2011; Klipkraal  20–22 May 2011; Stamvrugte
2010
5–9 January 2010 – Mweni 20–22 January 2010 – Baskop
13–15 February 2010 – Wathaba 28 March –4 April 2010 – Tsitsikama
21–24 May 2010 – Frankfort 18–20 June 2010 – Kaapsehoop
September 2010 – Arboratum Brandmüller nursery 22–24 October 2010 – Kingdom bush camp
19–21 November 2010 – Mountain Sanctuary Park
2009
29 Nov 2009 - Good Bye Jim 
23–25 Jan 2009 – Kwaggas 20–22 Feb 2009 – Ribokkloof
17–19 April 2009 – Broodboom 1–4 May 2009 – Queen Rose
19–21 June 2009 – Schoongezicht 26 July 2009 – Kliprivierberg
8–9 August 2009 – Themeda hills 25 October 2009 – Baskop
20–22 November 2009 – Mountain Sanctuary Park
2008
01–04 May 2008 - Ngwempisi 03 Aug 2008 - Foothold
12–14 Sept 2008 - Bermondsey 
2007
24–25 Feb 2007 - Stone Churches 28 Feb–04 March 2007 - Pilgrims Rest
27 April–01 May 2007 - Malolotja 23–25 May 2007 - Lesoba
6–16 July 2007 - Sedgefield 10–12 Aug 2007 - Kututsa
29–31 Aug 2007 - Mt aux Sources again 12–14 Oct 2007 - Wathaba
9–11 Nov 2007 - Boot and Paddle 9 Dec 2007 - Uitkyk
2006
Jan 2006 - Grootkloof 24–26Feb 2006 - Tepelkop
28 April–02 May 2006 - Magoebaskloof 21–23 July 2006 - Lesoba
26–27 Aug 2006 - Kwela Anget 22–25 Sept 2006 - Talana
24–26 Oct 2006 - Mosomane 24–26 Nov 2006 - Tierfontein
07–12 Dec 2006 - Kosi Bay
2005
12–13 March 2005 - Nylsvlei 16–18 March 2005 - Hebron
15–17 April 2005 - Ezemvelo 27–29 May 2005 - Rooikrans
16 June 2005 - Arboretum 30 June–02 July 2005 - Morgenzon
22–25 July 2005 - Lekkerrus 28–30 July 2005 - Tugela chain ladder
26–28 Aug 2005 - Groot Marico 20–22 Oct 2005 - Hennops
2004
05–10 Jan 2004 - Mnweni Valley 19–22 March 2004 - Masebe
23–25 June 2004 - Bermanzi 27–29 Aug 2004 - Uitsoek
19–26 Sept 2004 - Giants Cup 22–24 Oct 2004 - Bosmanskrans
19–21 Nov 2004 - Eagle Cove17–22 Dec 2004 - Injisuthi
2003
24–26 Jan 2003 - Tholo Lodge 12–13 April 2003 - Kranskloof
09–12 May 2003 - Monks Cowl 12–13 April 2003 - Kranskloof Magalies
23–25 May 2003 - Holhoek 27–29 June 2003 - Rooi Ivoor
9–10 Aug 2003 - Mahai campsite
2002
22–24 Feb 2002 - Elandshoogte 9–10 March 2002 - Mweni Pools
23–25 March 2002 - Stamvrugte 19–21 April 2002 - Serendipity
 May 2002 - in memory of Linda 24–26 May 2002 - Rooi Ivoor
21–23 June 2002 - Wag-n'-Bietjie 15–17 June 2002 - Mount Aux Sources
18–20 Oct 2002 - Sediba 10–14 Nov 2002 - Otter trail
2001
26–28 Jan 2001 - Ntenjwa 23–25 Feb 2001 - Ratelspruit
23–26 Aug 2001 - Magoebaskloof

Since I have the space I have brought back my older hikes and outings. Which includes some major events overseas, like Iceland, Madeira, but this will take time, I had to do some conversions and cleaning of these web pages to make them acceptable to smart phones.

Major Hikes and Outings
 Greenland    a hiking trip to Southern Greenland in 1998
 Scotland    from Greenland we went to Scotland
 Iceland    the first hiking trip to Iceland in 2000
 Scotland    after Iceland we spent a few days in the Scotish highlands
 Norway Spitzbergen    a journey to Norway and Spitzbergen in 2002, Spitzbergen is the island to the north of Norway at 78° latitude
 Madeira    a trip to Madeira in 2003, it's the island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean
 Faroe islands    a hiking trip to the Faroe islands in 2004, these are the islands in the North Atlantic between Scotland and Iceland
 Shetland Islands    a hiking trip to the Shetland islands in the Atlantic to the north of Scotland in 2004
 Argentina   a tour around Argentina in 2005, including a hike at Torres del Paine in Chile
 Pyrenees   the range of mountains between France and Spain invited to a hike in 2007
 German hikes   a few days of hiking in my home country in 2007
 Iceland   second trip to Iceland in 2012

Any comments, suggestions can be directed to the webmaster: Horst Müller And not to forget, I must thank my companions for all the usefull tips and input to develop these pages.