The Tubatse club enjoys the benefits of hiking

BURGERSFORT – Many locals enjoy hiking as a platform to stay in shape without paying a penny.

The Tubatse Hiking Club invited locals to join them in exploring the beauty of the local communities.

The club were founded during lockdown in October 2021, but 2022 has seen them grow by leaps and bounds.
This year the club organized trips to GaRiba, Mohlaletsi, Penge, Mafefe and Mac Mac pools.

Further trips are planned this year.

The last trip was to Mafefe on May 1. “It was interesting as we hosted other clubs such as Mphahlama Hiking Club and many more from Limpopo and Mpumalanga. We walked more than 10 kilometers, visiting and exploring nature. The day ended with a braai,” said one of the club’s founders, Dr Phil
Mthombothi.

He said their next visit will be to Zongororo in Mpumalanga. “We have a partnership with the Mphahlama hiking club and together with them we can make the hike better.”

Mthombothi and his co-founder, Mmabatho Matladi, shared the physical benefits of hiking.

“It helps with weight loss, reduces stress and improves mental well-being. Hiking is good for the heart and wonderful for cardiovascular health. Matladi added: “We want this club to be known. Our area has so many mountains that we plan to explore.

The Tubatse Trekking Club plans to organize treks every month. Interested residents can contact Mthombothi on 082 836 1026.

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