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Access issues

Permission is for MCSA members and one guest per member only. The owner requires to be notified by Tuesday before the weekend one wants to visit. Contact MCSA JBH to organize access.

Access is restricted to Cavern Kloof only, 1of the 3 kloof of Trident complex.

For more information on routes, access and permits please see the following websites:

Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) Look at “Who we are” for the different sections of the MCSA

Mountain Club of South Africa – Johannesburg Section website Click on “Access and Properties” for more information Click on “Contact” to get in touch with the MCSA for more information.

ClimbZA website Welcome to the largest & most comprehensive online database of Southern African climbing information. A forum site to find climbing partners or to find out more about different climbing areas and climbs.


Trident is an easy, short and pleasant walk in, taking about 35 minutes. Travelling from the northern suburbs of Johannesburg is approximately 1 hour. Access is from the northern side of the range only. It is some 20 kilometres west of Hartbeespoort Dam.

Where to stay

Camping is not permitted. No fire allowed as per “No Fires in Magaliesberg Policy”.


The majority of routes are trad with only a very few bolts having been placed. There is currently a moratorium on bolting in Magaliesberg.


Check out what is happening in Trident Kloof.