The MCSA promotes the sustainable use of our mountain resources and facilitates access to our natural heritage in a friendly and supporting way, by:

Hiking, scrambling and kloofing

Hiking in Jonkershoek

A wide variety of outings are offered – from relaxed, short walks with interesting botanical challenges in our fynbos floral kingdom, to the adventurous hiking on routes where few people ever venture; from half day and full day hiking trips, to weekend and longer hiking routes in the isolated mountain ranges of the Cape.

Rock climbing

The MCSA offers a home to those undertaking various rock climbing activities, including local and national bouldering, sports climbing and traditional (“trad”) climbing in all grades, from the easiest to the most demanding routes.

Mountain rescue


Many club members play key roles in Wilderness Search & Rescue, the umbrella body that coordinates search and rescue activities in the Western Cape. We are part of our neighboring rescue team in the Hottentots Holland-afdeling.

Outreach activities

We are actively involved in outreach activities at local youth groups; we give children access to our beautiful nature and teach them appropriate behavior in the mountains while having a lot of fun.



There are many members who are actively involved in a wide variety of conservation initiatives, such as the eradication of alien vegetation.

Social meetings

From time to time we hold social events or presentations in different places in our area. Keep an eye on the newsletter for information.