Come and join our social evening at German Club Port Elizabeth 21 February. Contact Danita 084 585 5504 for more info.

Voetsac Beach cleanup project will take place 17 February. Contact Ralph 082 4594839 for more info.

Backpack hiking for beginners at Tsitsikamma. Contact Trefor at 041 368 3761 for more invormation.

Next BIG weekend event will take place at Groendal Nature reserve on 10 March. Contact Trefor at 041 368 3761 for more invormation.


Research positive experiences in marine protected areas.

A PhD student are looking for respondents over the age of 18 years (residing anywhere in the world) who has participated in at least one of three marine tourism activities (whale-watching, visits to marine protected areas and shark diving). The experience had to have taken place in South Africa and I am only looking for respondents who had a positively memorable experience.

Please go to the link below and view the survey.


List of marine protected areas:
– Langebaan Lagoon MPA

– De Hoop MPA

– Sixteen Mile Beach MPA

– Stilbaai MPA

– Malgas Island

– Goukamma MPA

– Jutten Island

– Robberg MPA

– Marcus Island MPA

– Tsitsikamma National Park (includes Tsitsikamma MPA)

– Table Mountain National Park MPA

– Sardinia Bay MPA

– Helderberg MPA

– Bird Island MPA

– Betty’s Bay MPA

– Amathole MPA

– Dwesa-Cwebe MPA

– Hluleka MPA

– Pondoland MPA

– Trafalgar MPA

– Aliwal Shoal MPA

– The iSimangaliso Wetland Park

– St Lucia MPA

– Maputoland MPA

Thank you for your support





Dear Voetsac Members

The Scout Movement in PE is planning to get St Johns to run a Level 1 first aid course and are inviting any Voetsac members who would be interested to join in.  They have negotiated a special price which St Johns will allow the Voetsac members to take advantage of as well.

The course is required to take 18 hours for recognition and receipt of a certificate if the candidate passes.  The Scout movement has 2 proposed dates and will look at the date that has the biggest demand.  They are weekend courses and the dates being looked at are Sat 7/Sun 8 October or Sat 14/Sun 15 October 2017.

Anticipated cost for Adults is R 675.00 each and scouts/scholars/university students is R 550.00 each

Please advise me as soon as possible (by end of Sept at latest) if you are interested and which dates would suit with preference if both are suitable.

Kind regard

Jeff Ferreira

083 780 6162




September are tourist month and our club would like to invite tourists to join us for a few hikes.

1.  2 September 2017 – Kini Bay to Lauries Bay (Easy day hike)
2.  9 September 2017 – Lower Guinea Fowl Trail – 3rd Avenue (Easy day hike)
3.  30 September 2017 – Maitland Mine (Moderate day hike)

Please contact Ashraf Adam 0845159800 for more information.