MCSA Magaliesberg Membership

Guests intending to become members must support the objectives of the Club, have an active and healthy interest in the activities of the club, maintain the spirit of the club, and promote the good name of the Club. Guests are encouraged to mix freely with the other participants on an outing and to introduce themselves to members and committee members with the purpose of obtaining membership. Guests may not indefinitely make use of the facilities and privileges of the Club without applying to become a member.

To become a member:

  • Study the Constitution, Objects and Code of Conduct of the MCSA. Decide whether you agree in principle and will support the goals of the MCSA, and would like to become a member.
  • Attend club activities, Calendar, thereby enabling existing members to get to know you.
  • Please download, complete & sign the Application form.
  • Please download, complete & sign the Indemnity form.
  • Have the application signed by two current members, who have been MAG members for at least the last two years.
  • Please take a colour head and shoulder picture of the applicant in portrait (a close-up selfie with your phone is sufficient; format .jpg)
  • Scan the application & indemnity forms, attach the picture and email it to the Administrator ( The documents must be separate attachments on the same email.
  • Once the Administrator has received your application, he will contact you for the required payment.
  • Please see Frequently Asked Questions for our latest fees & banking information.
  • Once the payment has been received, your application will be presented to the members via the newsletter over a period of 3 weeks.
  • The application is presented to the Committee for final approval.
  • Once your application has been approved, the Administrator will contact to arrange for the collection of your membership card, either at the postbox or at a club evening.
  • We can post you your membership card at an additional cost.
  • You will then be invited to a ‘New member’ talk at the club, as well as be invited to join one of our orientation meets. Here we will show you property, explain how to patrol and how to assist with conservation meets.

Download the english application forms here:

For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Guide for non-members & guests can be found here.

A friendly request – please don’t post pictures of your trip on social media until you are all home safe. We also request that do not post any pictures of any endangered animals or plant species on social media.

Benefits of being a member

As a member you do not only get access to the property owned by the section you joined, but to all properties owned by the entire MCSA entity. Please visit the MCSA section websites for more information on the properties, hut bookings & fees. You don’t strictly have to be a member for this but if you join and participate in our activities you have access to experienced members with treasure troves of knowledge to be mined. Visit the calendar for our latest events.

We have regular training sessions on various aspects like packing you back pack, even snake handling, climbing & hiking. Please see our training page.

Some outdoor shops and climbing gyms offer discounts to MCSA members. You have to be able to show your MCSA membership card with your latest year sticker.

As a member you will benefit from our shared resources, the experience and knowledge of our leaders, access to restricted mountain areas, an organisation that boasts 125 years of experience, affiliation to the UIAA and reciprocal rights with other mountain clubs around the world. We offer opportunities to be part of exciting International expeditions.

Be a part of an organisation that cares deeply for our country’s natural resources and beauty – an organisation that explores every kloof and every mountain of South Africa and those beyond.