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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

  • Saturday, April 25, 2015 (All day)

    Hey explorer folk,

    It has been a year since our last adventure day, and it is high time to hold another one! It will be at Necsa (Pelindaba – less than an hour’s drive from JHB) again on Saturday 25 April 2015.

    The day will be the same as last year and consist of hiking / mountain biking leg , paddling leg, another short hike, a rock climb, another hike and abseil and finally braaiing and chilling out in our awesome Necsa recreation site afterwards at about 3pm.

  • Friday, July 10, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, July 12, 2015 (All day)

     North of Elands River from Phuthaditjhaba, across Lekhalo-la-Namahali to Witsieshoek via the chain ladders. When : 10 – 12 July 2015Participant limit (Number): 10Participant limit (Age): 18 and olderNote: only fit and experienced hikers Time: Meet Friday night at Witsieshoek hotel for 7pm dinner.  Cost :Non Members R75.00Cost pp: Hut at car park R65.00Permit 2 days: R120.00Transport to the start  R90.00Cost per car (toad toll) R30.00  Contact organiser : Neil MargettsMobile no: 083 669-3028 Email: info@saclimbingacademy.co.za    

  • 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?