Our aim is to offer members the best and widest variety of trails available in Southern Africa. These include day walks from a central hut, weekend backpack hikes, longer backpack routes and wilderness trails. The top trails such as the Otter, Tsitsikamma, Amatola, Wild coast, Fish River Canyon, Strandloper and Kosi Bay all form part of our club callendar on a regular basis while weekend day routes such as Mapulaneng are suitable for beginners and families. Advice and assistance is always available to inexperience hikers. The club also has a limited supply of equipment for hire at a nominal cost to enable the beginner to try out hiking without first having to spend a lot of money. Above all we believe that hiking is a means of getting closer to nature and not just a way of working off excess energy.

Trail Development

As part of our commitment to hiking and the environment, the club has a policy of helping to develop new trails in conjunction with landowners. We also work in conjunction with other organizations, to make sure that hiking trails are designed, laid out and maintained to an acceptable standard.


Membership of the club is open to people of all races ages and creeds. Children (adolescents) may join in their own right, providing the necessary indemnity form is completed by the parents or legal guardians and that the children agree to abide by any directive from the leader of the hike that they are participating in.

Footprint Hiking Club

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