28 Jan 1965 – 9 July 2021
Gallery – The Niren Singh Memorial 5K Walk and 15K Hike Klipriviersberg – 6 Feb 2022
Thank you to the Hosts David, Harry and Sylvia for today’s walk and hike. This event should have taken place a week ago but it had to be postponed due to rain. Thank you to all who participated and thank you to David, Sylvia and Tony for the photos. Looking forward to the next hike in a month’s time.
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Eulogies to Niren Singh
I will never forget the time I injured my calf muscle on a hike with Niren… We used to host the Hennops hike together. I told Niren to please continue the hike with the rest of the group, and that I would be OK… I eventually managed to get to the end, more than an hour after the group had finished. I found Niren waiting for me to make sure I finished and I was safe…. This says much about Niren… Never to be forgotten….David Goodman
When we see a wide brimmed olive green bush hat and a hiking stick, our friend and hike group leader Niren Singh’s picture comes to us, of moments along the trail when we paused to refresh, and swop stories and philosophies, which we would continue with at the post hike Brunches, such enjoyable company. Niren, the all rounder, giving guidance on the trail, guidance for navigating through your daily living, in an unassuming, matter of fact way, his hallmark approach, a remarkable person….Jan Whitehead
It was so lovely to do the memorial hike for Niren today and all the animals came out to the playground in his honour. He used to love looking at them and we don’t normally see so many on a Sunday and I think they were there especially for Niren today.
Niren was such a lovely person inside and out. He always had time and a kind word for everyone. He would lead the hikes and try to chat to everyone, and always help us across the rivers and streams. I remember the one hike where I fell and he used up his whole bottle of savlon on my hand. The one time my water was frozen, he poured half his bottle into my container so that I could have something to drink. Nothing was too much effort for him and he would share whatever he had.
He loved his family and would tell me all about his mum and daughter, and how proud he was of them. I think the wedding was a highlight in his life, and even surpassed his many travels. I went to Cambodia and told Niren about it, and he was there! I went to Rio and he followed suite, because the hikes were a great source of information and sharing for Niren and I know he enjoyed every step he took.
He was so excited when he took his mum on the one trip, and he loved talking about how they climbed the steps and he was so happy sharing that with her.
We will all miss Niren greatly, and he has left a huge void in our lives as well as in the hiking fraternity. We won’t ever forget him and will always remember him more so every time we hike.
RIP Niren, an awesome friend and hiking buddy.Sylvia Vermaak
Niren joined our Meetup Group 9 years ago. He attended 292 (two hundred and ninety two events) events many of which he co-hosted.
I smile when I think back of the many fun meetings we hosted together. Many (many!!) breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners, langarm/ sokkie dances at the Portuguese as well as at the Italian Clubs, the Melville Koppies Walk, The Kensington Walk, Hikes at Hennops, Suikerbosrand and…
He and I co-hosted more than 60 hikes at Klipriviersberg. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who along the years have co-hosted the many successful hikes at Klipriviersberg: David, Estelle, Harry, Ilona, Jamila, Lana, Natasha, Nicholas Britton, Pamela, Sylvia…
Many of you will recall the lunches we had at Thaba Ya Eco Hotel with Ilona, Jan and Niren; the ‘Singles Dinners’ at Adega Bedfordview; the amazing ‘Christmas in July’ dinners with Joey Meyer and Niren at Adega Bedfordview; the very successful ‘Business Networking’ Dinners with Jacqueline Bayes, Niren and I at the Sandton Sun and later at the Wanderers Club.
Estelle, Niren and I would go horse riding in Bronkhorstspruit. Estelle and Niren hosted many successful evenings at the Chicago Piano Bar and I almost forgot, Niren couldn’t wait for Dave Kruger’s well attended skiing events in Lesotho – life can be fun!
He was good with people: Niren liked people and people liked Niren. He was intelligent, had a flair for business and he was wise. Niren was always ready to give guidance to someone else. He was a happy person – but he was truly happy when those around him were happy. He was sincere, he was successful in life and he was humble.
Thank you for your friendship Niren.Tony Sousa
Ratings, Reviews and Your Overall Rating
The hiking was amazing as usual. I has becoming a great way to improve y fitness. Thank you again Tony for always organizing this event
An absolutely spectacular location, and a helpful organizer. I really enjoyed the hike.
Response from FitandFunNow.com
Thank you very much for your review Mfundenhle Sequeira. Klipriviersberg is indeed a spectacular location and we are very fortunate having such helpful hosts. I am delighted you enjoyed the hike. Please do join us again👍👌🙏😎
Hiking celebrates life
Hiking becomes a way of life, putting one foot after the next a motto to traverse life’s obstacles. I enjoy the care and sense of inclusion Tony and Jason provide to all participants. My brother and I joined the 15 km group, as I love the red trail, but due to work obligations, we left earlier, completing just under 8km. As always, Kliprivier provides options for all levels of fitness with beautiful scenery. Meeting a variety of people makes the journey more interesting. Thank you for the photos 😃
Response from FitandFunNow.com
To put one foot in front of the other, that is what one does on a hike and that indeed is how life is. Thank you so much for your kind words Elzette and please do join us whenever you can. Keep up the good work!
Experiential hike 🙂
Such a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning. Completed a 15km hike with Tony, Dave and Sylvia. What makes a great hike besides the beautiful scenery, are great hiking hosts. Tony and team are so warm and welcoming and very inclusive throughout the hike, thank you for the hospitality! Lovely hike, lovely people!
Kliprivier FitnFunNow Hike
What a fulfilling experience spending quality time being in touch with nature. The beautiful mountain views , aroma of beautiful plants and trees, the sound of flowing river and water falls…full therapeutic package 🌳 ⛰ 😍
Hike at Klipriversberg Nature Reserve
Was an amazing hike around some amazing fauna and flora. The people that you meet are friendly and always good to meet new people. Strongly recommend it.
Klipriver Nature Reserve Hike
Another amazing hike. We saw wildebeest, springbok, blesbok and of course the dassies and their cute babies. Looking forward to next month’s hike 💝💝💝
A great hiking venue ….everyone is well looked after by the organizers and hosts …nobody gets left behind …..great place to enjoy the outdoors …
The hikes are amazing. It is a different experience every time we hike there. The pace is good and the snack break at the beacon is always enjoyable. Good times with good people 💝💝💝