Hiking For Hope Donation Drive | 3–9 December

Donate a pair of school shoes for a guided hike with Majakaneng Hiking Trails!

Get into the great outdoors and do some good with Majakaneng Hiking Trails‘ Hiking for Hope project! This wonderful initiative helps the local Majakaneng community by offering guided day hikes of the Heritage Trail in the Magaliesberg in return for the donation of a pair of school shoes.

All shoes collected will be passed on to children who truly need them, enabling them to be comfortable at school and focus on their bright future. The Majakaneng Hiking Trails is hoping to raise 250 pairs of shoes this year – you can help change the lives of children who need it the most, enabling them to be comfortable at school and focus on their bright future.

Book your hike by popping a WhatsApp message to 067 392 1567 or 071 069 1044 and bring your shoes along on the day!

If you are unable to attend the hike, you are very welcome to donate a pair of shoes anyway – simply drop them off in the donation box outside the MCSA office at CityROCK Johannesburg. And if you would like to support the project but you’re too far away, you can message My Hiking Logbook on Facebook for their bank details and they will donate the shoes on your behalf.


The Heritage Trail is approximately 10km and explores an area of the Magliesberg that is particularly ecologically and historically significant. Besides that, it’s absolutely beautiful area with a variety of terrain and plenty of exciting features. As explained by the Magalieberg Biosphere:

“The Heritage Hiking Trail starts at the edge of town, winding its way up to the mountain summit where hikers experience incredible views in all directions while walking along the ridge-line. Eventually the trail descends through a wooded kloof of spectacular forest trees alongside a mountain spring and stream.

Many excellent examples of British fortifications from the South African War are dotted along the summit and if hikers are very quiet, they may get a glimpse of the resident pair of endangered Mountain Reedbuck who appear to have successfully reared a young calf this season, as now there are three!

Comprehensive trail signage covers the historical and cultural heritage of Majakaneng and the geology along the trail with detailed geological maps of the region. Tree identification tags and ecology and biodiversity aspects are covered in separate signage. Management of all trail operations is by local residents – the knowledgeable and passionate trail rangers who always provide interesting insight and stories along the trail, making a guided trail experience worthwhile.

Photo credit: Magaliesberg Biosphere

Enjoy a wonderful day out and make a real change!