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Booking A Hike

Although we encourage hikers to become members of the Cumhike club, non-members are most welcome as well.

Day hikes are free for members, and a fee of R20 per adult and R10 per scholar is charged for non-members. In some cases a permit or gate fee may apply if the hike is in a private or nature conservation area. For more information, visit our membership page.

Day hikes can be booked a month prior to commencement and may be rescheduled or cancelled if necessary.

Overnight hikes are planned and scheduled a whole calendar year in advance but may only be booked 4 months before the hike's actual start date. Some exceptions may apply for very popular multi-day hikes.

Changes to the hike schedule are formally communicated via the monthly newsletter, however the most readily available and up to date schedule is published on this website.

Please take the time to read through the mountain conduct and the hiking advice pages. Some of our hike leaders have been hiking for more than 20 years, and their advice and suggestions will enhance the overall hiking experience and will promote safety and respect for the environment.
 
  1. Use the hike schedule or newsletter to choose which hike you would like to join.

  2. Contact the appropriate hike leader via telephone (please phone ONLY between 18:00 - 21:00) or email.

  3. The hike leader will advise of any particulars such as the meeting place on the morning of the hike, or any park fees or permits that may be applicable. Please note that it is the hike leader's duty to fully advise on the difficulty grading of a hike, and may thus be required to make suitable recommendations, if the club member is not fit enough or experienced enough for a particular hike, such as a hike with above usual exposure to heights or excessive distances and altitude gains.

  4. Join the hike at the agreed time and meeting place, and sign the mandatory indemnity form.


Please note that the club has the following hike cancellation policy that applies to all hikes that require advanced payment (such as weekend hikes and permits):

  1. A hiker is only booked on a hike when he or she has paid the entire hike and any permit fee in full on or before the date specified by the hike leader. Failure by the hiker to pay timeously and in full will result in automatic forfeiture of the booking and the allocation to another hiker on the waiting list.

  2. A hiker is only booked on a hike when he or she has paid the entire hike and any permit fee in full on or before the date specified by the hike leader. Failure by the hiker to pay timeously and in full will result in automatic forfeiture of the booking and the allocation to another hiker on the waiting list.

  3. The substitute hiker will be provided with a date to pay by the hike leader. Rule 1 above applies to the substitute.

  4. If a hiker has paid the hike and permit fee and then cancels the booking, the hiker will only be entitled to a refund when a substitute is found and has paid in full. It is the cancelling hiker's responsibility to find and secure the substitute and there is no obligation on the club or hike leader to find a substitute.

  5. The hike leader may refer details of any substitute on the waiting list to assist the cancelling hiker but, by so doing, neither he/she nor the Club assumes any responsibility to do so.