Bronkies climbing/MTB weekend





South Africa
Trip Participants


Andrew Giliomee 083-701-1436

We're organising an adventure weekend / social braai at Bronkhorstspruit Dam for this Saturday and Sunday, 10 & 11 November 2012.

We will be rock climbing on Saturday morning and for those that are still feeling energetic, we can go for a paddle on the dam later during the day. (We will bring a couple of kayaks along.) You are welcome to bring your mountain bike, as we will be going for a ride on either Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning.

We will be staying over at Bronkies dam (Bonamanzi) on Saturday night and having a social braai in the evening (We will make a huge fire and tan some meat. Facilities are about 10m from the waterfront)

You are also welcome to join us for the Saturday only. We will provide directions to the venue later this week.

We will meet at 9.30 am Saturday morning at the climbing area (if you'd like to carpool, please let me know and I can put you in touch with people who may be travelling from your area / in your direction).

For those of you who don't have climbing gear, please let us know so that we can arrange some ESSA gear (not sure yet what the fee will be). If you don't have your own rope to throw into the mix, there will be an ESSA rope fee of ± R ….

If you'd like to know more about the climbing at Bronkhorstspruit, please go to

Please bring a packed lunch, water, snacks, etc for the Saturday climbing.

For those that are sleeping over at Bronkies dam and joining us for the social braai on Saturday evening. please bring your own camping and sleeping gear, braai meat, salads, drinks, etc, as well as breakfast, snacks, lunch for Sunday.


  • Entrance fee to Bronkies climbing is R20 per person.
  • Entrance fees to Bonamanzi is R50 per vehicle plus R50 per person per day.
  • Cost to sleep over is R50 per campsite, maximum 8 people per campsite plus R50 per person per night.
  • All fees to be paid at the gate entrance.

I would suggest bringing your swimming gear, as there is a pool or you can swim in the dam.

Looking forward to seeing you there! :)

Please let us know by Friday if you would like to join us and if you are sleeping over or not so that we can arrange the camping facilities.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.



Mountain biking
Rock climbing


Saturday, November 10, 2012 (All day) to Sunday, November 11, 2012 (All day)