The Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) is a national organisation and was founded in in 1891, The MCSA comprises 14 geographically based sections and owns beautiful mountain huts and wilderness properties across South Africa.

The KZN Section was founded in 1919 as the Natal Mountain Club and later amalgamated with the Mountain Club of South Africa. We are actively involved in hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, bouldering, outreach, conservation and search and rescue in the province.

The club is proud to have a long history of pursuing the above activities both in the Drakensberg Mountains and also at local crags and nature reserves around the province. The club has a full program of weekend meets, mainly in the form of Drakensberg hikes and local crag climbing in and around the Howick to Kloof N3 Corridor. We also meet in Hilton and Westville once a month for Adventure talks by members and guests.


The objects of the section:

  • Organise and facilitate mountaineering and climbing.
  • Procure and protect real rights in and access to mountains and mountain areas
  • Initiate and support actions towards protecting the natural beauty and wilderness character of mountains and to promote their effective conservation management.
  • Promote the safety and training of mountaineers and climbers.
  • Organise search and rescue parties.
  • Promote the study of mountains and their environments, the preservation of historical and archaeological sites on them and the dissemination of information on mountains and mountaineering.
  • To work constructively with governments and other organisations in the pursuit of the above objectives.




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