essa provides a forum for the conceptual & physical exploration of southern african


Welcome to ESSA

Essa was established in 1988 and runs great trips and expeditions throughout southern Africa, as well as further afield. We hold a regular meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at the Cricket Pavilion Johannesburg Country Club at 7:00pm. We are open to all, and the society encourages ideas on exploring, as well as organising a great variety of trips for like minded people.
If you wish to join ESSA or subscribe to it's mailing list please visit the Join page.


Upcoming Trips

  • Thursday, April 2, 2015 (All day) to Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (All day)

    A multi-activity longweekend in Swaziland.

    The caving club SEC are planning on doing further surveys in Gobholo Cave. 

    Join me in exploring Swaziland a bit. The opportunities include rock climbing, rafting, canopy touring, hiking, cycling, cultural visits, etc.


    Background to the trip

  • Sunday, November 15, 2015 (All day)

    For more on this trip, contact Karen on  Info evening on Friday 27 March 2015, 7pm at Karen's house.

    Karen is planning an amazing fitness build-up to this trip including a trip to Botshabelo Nature Reserve, Baviaanskloof and the Sani Pass.

Upcoming events

  1. Johannesburg Monthly Meeting
    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 19:00
    Performance – More than just an act You have wondered what enables elite performers to do what they do. Some times asking yourself about what is their difference, that makes the difference?