The Mountain Club of South Africa

Join the MCSA (Cape Town Section)

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 a clear head and shoulders photo, taken against a blank background.

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

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.)

COVID-19 Impact on Club Activities

Please be aware that under the current national state of disaster declared in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and in observance of the lockdown regulations, Cape Town Section activities including meets and socials are limited or downscaled. As a result meets are heavily oversubscribed, and new members have limited opportunities to qualify for certain member privileges.


Join the Club

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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.