Regions of Scouts South Africa

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Scouts South Africa is split into 9 Regions, which follow the Provinces of South Africa.


Eastern Cape Region[edit]

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Regional Offices[edit]

Eastern Cape Regional Boundaries Amendment[edit]

An intensive consultation process with the Groups in the province resulted in a motion being presented to Exco. The Exco has agreed to a proposed amendment to the Regional boundaries as indicated here. The decision to create an additional Region is not one taken lightly, but we understand from interactions with the Groups on the ground that this change will support them more effectively. We are awaiting proposals from the new Regions for the names thereof, and will shortly be advertising for the leadership of the newly formed Regions.

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Free State Region[edit]

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Regional Office[edit]

Physical address: 2 Peter Crescent, St Helena, Welkom, 9459
Postal address: PO Box 55022, Eerstemyn, Welkom, 9466
Phone and fax: +27 (0)57 352 51 49




Camp Sites[edit]

Gilshort, on Harmony gold mine, Virginia[edit]

A large camping ground with thorn bushes, trees and open veld. Roofed accommodation. No additional facilities, no swimming or camping equipment. Transport: Virginia train station 5 km. Booking: Tel & Fax 057 352 51 49





Gauteng Region[edit]

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Regional Offices[edit]

Johannesburg Office[edit]

Physical address: 3 Glen Road, Bramley, Johannesburg
Postal address: P O Box 900, Northlands, 2116
Phone: +27 (0)11 440 64 90
Fax: +27 (0)86 594 23 66
Email: gauteng@scouts.org.za

Gauteng Regional Site: gauteng.scouts.org.za


Tshwane Regional Office[edit]

Physical address: 1307 South Street Hatfield Pretoria
Postal address: P.O. Box 35354, Menlo Park, 0081
Phone: +27 (0)72 286 0147
Email Shop: Gauteng.shop@scouts.org.za


Activity Centres[edit]

Arrowe Park Campsite, Benoni[edit]

This 20 acre camp ground has some developed camp sites on the shore of Homestead Lake. It is mainly rough veldt grass but has a large area of mowed Kikuyu grass for games etc. The bay which extends into the site is used for water activities. No fishing.


Delta Park Campsite, Randburg[edit]

This 10 acre sloping camp ground adjoins the Girl Guide’s Trefoil Park, Delta municipal park and the Florence Bloom bird sanctuary in the northern Johannesburg suburbs. It is mostly an open area of mown veldt grass, suitable for activities and camping. Facilities include: an ablution block with hot & cold showers, electric lighting and a kitchen with refrigerators attached to a small hall. Close to shopping centre. Transport: 26°07’38.0″S 28°00’46.0″E.


Gilwell, Hamberg Road, Florida[edit]

This training ground has both indoor and camping facilities. It has 23 beds & 4 bedrooms, all camp site, catering and adequate ablution facilities with hot & cold showers, electric lighting and kitchen. Being so popular it is booked for weekends up to a year in advance, but normally has vacancies during the week. Nearest train station is 1.5 km. 55 km to Johannesburg airport. No bus service.


Gilbanken Activity Centre, Tshwane[edit]

This Scout owned camping and activity facility is one of the larger camp grounds. It has 6 bunk rooms which can accommodate 68 people, 8 patrol campsites, 2 troop campsites and 1 competition site (up to 20 Troops). Furthermore there are 2 kitchens, a mess hall (with tables and chairs), a Scout hall, an obstacle course, a camp fire circle and a tuck shop. Pioneering and staving equipment are available. Prices range from R 60.00 pp to R 120.00 pp per night depending on the accommodation type and group size. This camping facility is a 20 minutes’ drive from Pretoria East hospital, 61.3 km from Beccleuch interchange via R25 and N3, 60.5 km from Gillooly’s interchange via R25 and 51 km from Brakfontein Interchange.

More info / bookings: gilbankenbookings@gmail.com or Tshwane Scout shop on (012) 346 8720 (Wed & Fri).





KwaZulu-Natal Region[edit]

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Regional Office[edit]

Physical address: 19 Earl Haig Road, Rose Glen, Durban
Postal address: P O Box 37143, Overport 4067
Phone: +27 (0)31 207 57 38
Phone 2: +27 (0)31 207 87 93
Fax: +27 (0)31 207 70 57
Email: kzn@scouts.org.za


Activity Centres[edit]

B-P Camp, Burman Drive, Morningside, Durban[edit]

Rustic camping ground in bushy nature reserve almost right in the heart of Durban. Indigenous trees and bushes as well as a wide range of birds, some small animals and plenty of monkeys! Facilities include: 7 patrol sites, two camp fire circles, parade ground, outdoor chapel, ablution block with hot & cold showers, kitchen with gas and electric stoves and fridge. No camping or cooking equipment available. Patrons must supply own equipment. Camp site fenced and secure. Supermarkets nearby. Nearest bus stop 2 km and 5 km to Durban beach front and Durban centre. Contact KZN Regional office on 031 305 50 84 for bookings, costs and directions.


Lexden Camp Site, Hosking Road, Pietermaritzburg[edit]

Park-like camp ground with plenty of trees and a dense bush area in suburban Pietermaritzburg. It is the premier Scout campsite in KZN and is fenced off and secure. Facilities include: modern ablutions and a historic hall. Two campfire circles, open air chapel and lots of room for outdoor activities. Close to town at 3 km from city hall and other attractions in and around Pietermaritzburg. Ideal for Troop and patrol camps, hikes and other activities. For more information about Lexden please email lexdenscoutcamp@gmail.com

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1st Hillcrest Grounds, 16 Shortlands Avenue, Hillcrest[edit]

The home to the 1st Hillcrest Scout and Guide Group this 3 hectare scout ground joins the 12 hectare Springside Nature Reserve. It has camping facilities for five campsites, a kitchen with stove and hot gas showers, a wonderful campfire circle and a large hall and smaller meeting room. There is also an outdoor cabin that can sleep 30 people. It is fenced off and secure. Hillcrest is 35 km inland from Durban. 031 305 50 84 for bookings, costs and directions.





Limpopo Region[edit]

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Regional Contact Details[edit]

Physical Address: Zwariri Drive, Duiwelskloof, Limpopo 0835
Postal Address: PO Box 298, Duiwelskloof, Limpopo 0835
Phone: 27 (0)72 253 3245
Email: limpopo@scouts.org.za





Mpumalanga Region[edit]

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Regional Office[edit]

Physical/Post address: 37 Marloth Street, Nelspruit Village, 1218
Phone and fax: +27 (0)13 752 65 09
Email: mpumalanga@scouts.org.za
Website: mpumalanga.scouts.org.za





Northern Cape Region[edit]

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Regional Office[edit]

Physical address: 21 Regiment Way, Belgravia, Kimberly 8301
Postal address: PO Box 110458, Hadison Park, 8306
Phone: +27 (0)78 146 23 45
Fax: +27 (0)86 517 10 48
Email: northerncape@scouts.org.za





North West Region[edit]

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Regional Office[edit]

Physical address: 7 Carney Street, BP Hall, Mafeking
Phone: +27 (0)83 207 82 44
Email: northwest@scouts.org.za
Website: northwest.scouts.org.za





Western Cape Region[edit]

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Regional Office[edit]

Physical address: 124 Belvedere Road, Claremont
Postal address: PO Box 2434, Clareinch 7740
Phone: 0860 SCOUTS (0860 726 887)
Phone 2: +27 (0)86 453 2769
Email: westerncape@scouts.org.za
Website: westerncape.scouts.org.za


Camp Sites[edit]

Appleton Scout Camp[edit]

Appleton Scout Camp, Signal Hill Rd, Signal Hill

Small campsite in magnificent location on top of Signal Hill overlooking Cape Town and the Atlantic coast. Facilities: small camp ground, a bunk house with 15 beds, kitchen with stove and fridge, ablutions and electricity. No swimming or equipment hire. Attractions: mountain hikes, cable car to summit of Table Mountain, close to Cape Town and the Atlantic beaches. Transport: Kloof Nek bus, 2 km (uphill). Appleton Scout Camp page

Gilray[edit]

Gilray, Prince George Drive & Klip Rd, Grassy Park

Large campsite & training ground surrounded by trees and bushes with big open grass area. Facilities: ablutions, hall and water and electricity. No swimming. Some tents for hire. Resident warden. On Prince George Drive, which leads to Muizenberg and South Peninsula beaches. Transport: Plumstead train station 6 km, Southfield Station 6 km. On M5 from Cape Town. Gilray page.

Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre[edit]

Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre, Wellington

This 200 ha former farm on the mountainside below du Toit’s kloof hosts an abundance of trees and natural fynbos. Facilities include: Multiple camp sites and 7 indoor accommodation venues ranging from the Rondavel with 2 beds up to the Ole House with over 20 beds. There is a well equipped kitchen, ablution blocks, water and electricity. Hire of camping equipment possible. Attractions include hiking trails and swimming in mountain pools. Transport: Wellington rail station 1h30 hike. Approximately 7 km from Wellington. Hawequas Scout Adventure Centre page.


Scout Mountain Club Hut, Table Mountain[edit]

Scout Mountain Club Hut for Scouts overnighting on Table Mountain. Facilities: accommodation for 18 people in 3 rooms, fireplace, sink and toilet. Booking is essential. Scout Mountain Hut page.


Sea Scout Base, Lakeside[edit]

Zandvlei Sea Scout Base is a beautifully located small site on Sandvlei lagoon. Facilities: Camping & indoor accommodation, hall, kitchen, ablutions, electricity and water, swimming. Attractions: Active Sea Scout base and close to major False Bay beaches. Excellent facilities for water activities. Sea Scout Base page.