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

  • Friday, December 5, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, December 7, 2014 (All day)

    ESSA CHRISTMAS DINNER IN DULLSTROOM

    5-7 DECEMBER 2014

     Join us in Dullstroom for a weekend of activities:

    -Mountain biking

    -Hiking or trail running

    -Trout fishing or clay pigeon shooting

    -Mud wrestling competition

    -Whisky tasting and craft beers

    -Saturday Christmas dinner at Mrs Simpsons

     Friday Afternoon

Upcoming events

  1. Johannesburg Monthly Meeting
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 19:00

    CYCLING FROM RANDBURG TO SPITZKOPP, NAMIBIA

    In 2013, five South Africans set off on their bicycle’s from Randburg to concur the granite domes of the Spitzkoppe in Namibia. Come share with us the 2000km cycling and climbing adventure though out Southern Africa