The Mountain Club of South Africa

Join the MCSA (Cape Town Section)

Please be advised that our strong preference is that anyone attending social events at the Clubhouse, or participating in meets, should be fully vaccinated. Individual meet leaders may, at their own discretion, insist that participants are fully vaccinated. We ask you to bear this in mind when submitting an application for membership.

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Please pay only the once-off joining fee after submitting your application form. The ratification process takes a few weeks; you will be contacted upon election and will be informed of the subscription fees that are due.

Applicants who are applying for Joint Membership with a spouse or cohabiting life partner must each complete an application form and each pay the entrance fee.

Photo Criteria: Applications with photos that do not meet these criteria will not be processed. This photo is used to make your membership card.

  • Clear visibility of the facial features i.e. applicants must be identifiable.
  • No sunglasses, hats, or any object that prevents full visibility of the applicant’s face.
  • The image must contain the applicant’s head and shoulders only, against a blank background.
  • Original photos only, as jpg attachments (not scanned copies or photos of photos).

(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.