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

  • Friday, October 24, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, October 26, 2014 (All day)

    Not quite an explorative trip, there's no hard work to be done on this trip, just a relaxing weekend away exploring the beauty of Pilanesberg Game Reserve. 

    Accommodation : Bakgatla Camp Site

    Each Camp site sleeps 6 people with max 2 cars per site, cost is R260 for the site.

    I am not able to do this weekend so if someone else wants to run with it, please let me know

    Please contact Becky -