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MCSA National Mini Camp 2021

Mon Oct 4, 07:30 - Sun Oct 10, 12:00

Hawequas Scout Ranch



MCSA Paarl-Wellington is excited to invite you to the Mountain Club of South Africa's National Mini Camp for 2021, hosted in the Hawequas (meaning “Man in the Mountain”) mountains close to Wellington in the Cape. Mini Camp is happening from 4-10 October. 

Base camp will be set up at the Hawequas Scouts Adventure Centre. The Paarl/Wellington area is known for its heritage and several cultural walks are planned. Various family-friendly hikes (see below) will start from the Adventure Centre and for the more adventurous we’ll link up with other trails.

Some of the planned Hikes on the calendar include:

  • Dutoitskloof Peak
  • Felixberg Traverse
  • Klein Drakensteinkop
  • Botanic Walk @ Hawequas with John Wilson
  • Walk to Uplands Organic Farm for Wine Tasting
  • Hugenotekop

Every evening we will get together for a bring and braai and share the experiences of the day, followed by a briefing on the following day's hikes. On the last evening we will conclude with a spit braai to celebrate the epic adventures of Mini Camp.

The Adventure Centre is fully compliant with COVID protocols and participants can choose either camping or dorm accommodation with (spaced) bunks.

Ticket prices:

  • REQUIRED Permit fees @ R100 pp for the whole week (once-off), includes the Cheese and Wine on Monday.
  • Day visitors @ R30 pp per day
  • Camping @ R75 pp per night
  • Bunk beds @ R120 pp per night
  • Annual Dinner (Lamb spit braai with roast veg, salads & garlic bread + Dessert) @ R280 per person.

The Annual MCSA Dinner will be a mountain smart-casual event and takes place on the last night of camp, Saturday evening.

A day pass is available to accommodate members residing locally. Day visitors have access to facilities during the day and are welcome to join for the braai and kuier in the evening.

Merchandise: We have a great collection of merchandise to compliment the event. Have a look here!

We invite all members of the MCSA to join us for this wonderful camp.

See you at Hawequas!

For more info and updated program head over the the Mini Camp page.


  • Children 0-11 are half price (see ticket prices for details) for accommodation and the Annual Dinner.
  • Wildcards are not applicable
  • Dinner: Geen kortbroek en plakkies


We have a great collection of merchandise to compliment the event:

Hats, Buffs and T-shirts

Have a look here!


MCSA National Mini Camp 2021
Hawequas Scout Ranch
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