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

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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.

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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 rockbabe25@gmail.com.  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?