The Mountain Club of South Africa

Join the MCSA (Cape Town Section)

To join the Cape Town Section of the MCSA, complete the online form below.


Please be aware that under the current national state of disaster declared in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and in observance of Level 2 lockdown regulations, Cape Town Section activities including meets and socials are limited or downscaled. Please bear this in mind when submitting your application for membership. Queries? Email

Before proceeding with your application, please read the frequently asked questions, the responsibilities of members, and note that the application process requires you to accept the terms and conditions of membership.

Be sure to include an original, head and shoulders photo, taken against a blank background. This photo will be used on your membership card and serves to identify you. (No hats, sunglasses, full-length photos, etcetera; applications without clear photos will not be processed).

Once you have completed the form, please pay the entrance fee (banking details and fees are here). You will be invoiced for subscription fees after your election is confirmed.

Note: Cape Town Section entrance fees (R250 if you are over 24 years of age, and R50 if you are between 17 and 24 years of age) are due within one month from the date of your application, or it will be discarded and you will have to re-apply.

Members who are applying for Joint Membership must each complete an application form, and each pay the entrance fee.

(Should you wish to join another geographically-based section of the MCSA, please visit that section’s site for information, by using the menu in the top right-hand corner of this website.)


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Once elected as a member, should I wish to resign or change my membership status I will notify the Club in writing by 31 December of the current year, and I understand that the change will take effect only from 1 January the following year.

I will be bound by The Constitution of the MCSA (Cape Town Section) and any rules as set by its General Committee while I remain a member, and I will familiarise myself with and abide by the Club’s Code of Conduct.

I indemnify and absolve The Mountain Club of South Africa, the Sections of the Club and any individually-officiating Club members from any liability of any nature whatsoever and howsoever caused to me which may arise from injury, illness, damage, loss, mishap, accident, or any other occurrence, resulting from my participation in any meet, expedition, event, activity or service held under the auspices of the Club or sanctioned by the Club. I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks to which I might be exposed as a result of such participation, and I voluntarily accept all such risks.