Rand Orienteering Club

The Rand Orienteering club has been putting on events in Gauteng for over 37 years, run by a small group of dedicated volunteers the club continues to host well organised and exciting events.


noun ori·en·teer·ing \ ˌȯr-ē-ən-ˈtir-iŋ , -ˌen- \

a competitive or noncompetitive recreational activity in which participants use a map and compass to navigate between checkpoints along an unfamiliar course (as in the woods)

1/3/2021 - ROC one of the 1st clubs to register for the World MAZE Race

The Rand Orienteering Club will be hosting 1 of the World MAZE Races this year.

ROC will stage an event at the Southdowns College in centurion and will include the World MAZE Races and a whole lot more, we hope to have a few few challenge races and lots of practice time before doing the RACE.


15/10/2020 - Minister of Sports Art and Culture gives the go-ahead for O events

13/10/2020 - SAOF gives clubs the go-ahead to resume Orienteering Events

The SAOF has received from the Minister of Sport. Affectively, we can return to orienteering with certain provisions. The provisions are given in the document, but below is a list of requirements from the SAOF for the clubs to start orienteering in Level 1.

All events must operate under the SAOF COVID 19 Guidelines and Participant code of conduct. (Attached for reference)

  1. Each club must provide me with their COVID 19 compliance officers name and contact details. (This can be per club or per event)

  2. As per the regulations, screening must be done for all participants on arrival, as well as contact details taken for contact tracing requirements.

  3. Finally, I will require a copy of each and every event's risk assessment before the event. This should contain a section on COVID 19 mitigations in line with the guidelines above.



21/06/2020 - SA Champs Cancelled

SA Orienteering Championships 2020 cancellation

I hope you are all keeping safe and warm during these difficult and unusual times.

Given the current situation in the country due to the Covid19 pandemic and after discussions with the SAOF, we regret to announce that the 2020 SA Orienteering Championships, scheduled for 25-27th September in Graskop, have been cancelled.

Even if the lockdown was to be eased in the near future, there is insufficient time for us to properly plan and organise the event. In addition, we do not know the extent to which orienteers would be willing to attend the event if it were to take place, especially give the large proportion of “older” competitors.

We have indicated to the SAOF that we are willing to host the 2021 SA Championships in the areas which were to be used for the 2020 SA Championships and we look forward to hosting you in Graskop in September 2021 if they accept our offer.

Yours in Orienteering



Rand Orienteering Club

19/03/2020 - COVID-19 affecting orienteering events

The following events are postponed and possibly cancelled due to COVID-19 virus

  • Leeuwkop Golf Course Night Urban event 21 March

  • Jackal Creek Golf Course night Urban event 28 March

  • Western Cape Champs and SA Sprint Champs 1 April-3 May

  • Ruimsig Golf Course Urban Night Event 9 May

SAOF would like to support statements and directives made by the President of the nation and SASCOC in doing our part to limit the spread of Covid19. To that end, all SAOF

sanctioned events are to be postponed until the Nations President or other national body indicates that it is safe to resume the gathering of 100 people.

I am sure you have seen a lot in the media relating to safety precautions and recommendations in combating the pandemic. We will not repeat them here, other than to say

please take heed, and seek medical attention and treatment if you get flu like symptoms. Orienteering is still a sport that can be practiced outdoors without the gathering of

groups of people. SAOF encourages the clubs to be innovative in planning activities that encourage people to get outside and exercise, both shown to be immune boosting activ-

ities, without requiring any individual contact. Ideas and suggestions will be distributed on the SAOF website once vetted and approved as suitable in this challenging time.

We all look forward to competing again, in the meantime, keep running, and keep healthy.

Wishing you all the best

SAOF Management Committee

02/02/20 - New committee takes the reigns

  • Chairman: Ewan Botha

  • Vice Chairman: Nicholas Mulder

  • Treasurer and Secretary : Ian Bratt

  • Membership and IT : Craig Ogilvie

  • Social and Training : Stephanie Mulder & Elaine O'Connell

  • Communications & Tech : Deon Sebatta