THE ANATOMY OF AN ACE ACE TRIP TRIP
While the club offers adventurous outings for thrill seekers, you don’t have to be Indiana Jones to be a member.
“Although we plan many adventure trips, we also do cultural and historical excursions and host many social events. One of ACE’s key goals is to get people trying new things,” Archer explains. “For example, we have taken many people climbing or simply walking through the inner city for the first time. We rate all trips with an element of adventure to ensure people do not overcommit themselves.”
The amount of people on a trip varies, but the club prefers taking between 10 and 15 people at a time to ensure a more intimate experience while keeping the trips affordable. Members can volunteer their own vehicles for a trip. These members receive a discount and the cost of petrol and cleaning are reimbursed.
Because the trips are member run, the list of upcoming events is dependent on the interests of the trip leaders.
“We are encouraging our members to run their own trips with our support. We have recently had quite a few successful member-run trips. Members come to us with an idea, and we assist them in planning and budgeting for the trip, and then marketing the trip to our membership base. The trip leader is then subject to a large discount for organising the trip,” she concludes.
Climbing in Waterval Boven
Harrismith Founders (from left): Emma Archer, Dash Coville, Jenali Skuse, Marco Coelho Hiking Trail – Northern Wild Coast Mweni Valley in the Drakensberg - KwaZulu-Natal Jozi Mozi hike through the Johannesburg CBD Cycling activities