Pelindaba Mini Adventure Day





South Africa
Trip Participants


Piers Pirow
Lewis Coosner
Mark Gray
Trudey Koster
Dave Koster
jani Verster
Simon Donally
Manoko Matlala
Theresa Lourens
Karen hauptfeisch
Martin Stuart
John Castor
Andrew Giliomee
Cameron Giliomee
Jacques Marais
Kyle Cagnis
Philip Pieterse
Abram Spamers
Sorita Pullin
Iris Auda
Izaan de Jager
Jo-Andri Raubenheimer
Barry Baragwanath
Andrew Luke
William Pybus
Ingrid Chadwick
Karin Slater
Greg Van Berkel
Fred Van Berkel
Sharon Benadé
Frans Botha
Marina du Plooy
Pierre van Niekerk
Joshua van Niekerk
Bea van Niekerk
Ivan van Zyl
Paola Zaffaroni
Becky Smith
Mike Nash

The last two adventure days were so popular we've decided to make it a more regular event on the calendar. So, back by popular demand, we proudly present the first 2012 adventure day!

If you need a bit of adventure, and would love to do a bit of hiking, climbing, abseiling, rafting and have a good braai by the Crocodile River all in one day, then diarize the 24th March 2012 (Saturday) now!

The plan is to meet at Necsa picnic site on the Crocodile River at 7am  (S25 48 28.8 E27 54 47.8). We'll be doing a hike to a raft put-in point, kit up, jump on rafts and paddle the 6km to the take-out point near the main road bridge, hike the Phaladingwe trail at Pelindaba to a climbing and/or abseil point on the trail, climb/abseil and then continue hiking to the Necsa Pelindaba Picnic Site. We should finish the active  part of the day by 2 or 3 pm depending on how fast you are.

The rest of the day is yours to braai, drink beer and lounge around the beautiful braai area, swim, bird watch, paddle, MTB, or whatever takes your fancy if you still have energy. Just remember to watch out for the baboons - they steal food and odd gear lying around!

Maps will be issued. Kit that you have to provide: hiking gear with hat, sunscreen, small backpack or daypack (30 litres), 2 litres of water, energy food, water proof bag or Ziploc bag for your map. A GPS is optional. Paddling gear and climbing gear will be supplied by ESSA. Bring meat and drinks for the braai at the end - these can be left in your cars. please camp the night there and stay for the ESSA Annual dinner at Preller House on the 25th March (see other notice).

Costs are R180.00 per person for paid up ESSA 2012 members and R250 for non members (covering raft fund, climbing equipment, hike fees, braai area, braai, maps, etc). This must be paid into the ESSA account in advance (Exploration Society of SA, Standard Bank - Parktown, Acc. No. 200838210, Branch Code 0355. Please provide your name and a contact number as reference.)

RSVP Piers Pirow (piers.pirow@necsa.co.za) by email.

Cut off day for confirmation of attendance and payments will be 16th March 2012 as equipment and logistics need to be planned. More details will follow closer to the time.

Looking forward hearing from you and seeing you there!!


NECSA Pelindaba Recreation Site
South Africa
25° 48' 33.336" S, 27° 54' 44.964" E


Rock climbing


Saturday, March 24, 2012 (All day)