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Weekend Camino

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Spend a weekend exploring the route!

Every year, Cape Camino offers shorter Camino itineraries for those who only have weekends available.

In 2023 you can join in to any one of our five 40 day set dates for any 2 days. To view these itineraries check out the calendar at the bottom of the Route page or the booking page called Calendar/Set dates.


You are also welcome to book your own 2 day Camino on the dates that suit you.


We partner with organisations that suit our ethos and theme the weekend to them. We also host weekends themed to special times of year. Get in touch if you and your organisation would like to collaborate.

Included

Chaperones (if necessary), accommodation including day 0 the night before you start, 2 meals per day, luggage transfer, Camino passport and branded gear.

No supper or luggage transfer for Peninsula (last 9 days)

What to pack

2 packing lists received on booking.

Things to remember: enough water, snacks, spending money, a wind sheeter if weather calls for it, sunblock, camera, plasters, painkillers (optional)

What to wear

Comfortable walking shoes.

Comfortable clothes.

Sun protection.

We suggest rubbing your feet with coconut oil or Zambuk before putting your socks on.

A buff is always handy as it serves many purposes. You will receive one in your pack.

Don't forget a hat, sunblock and sunglasses.

Fitness levels

You do not have to be an athlete to join this Camino. You do need to be experienced in walking long distances. We encourage all pilgrims to walk at their own pace. Difficulty for both days is 6/10.

About the chaperones

Cape Camino chaperones are an important part to the experience. They offer safety, navigation and assistance. They are not tour guides but Camino assistants and are aware of the ethos of a Camino so will leave you to your own personal pilgrimage.

Sacred spaces

Sacred spaces on route are optional to visit. There are many opportunities to connect with nature as a sacred space.

Accommodation establishments

Please use the address provided and Google Maps to find the location.

Difficulty and terrain

About the terrain

Winelands: easy to moderate. Mostly flat walking with very little tar. Long distances.

Farmlands: moderate. Two days of inclines otherwise flat. Only gravel and farm roads, no tar. Average distances.

Sandveld and Strand: moderate too difficult. Sand walking both on dunes and beach sand. No tar roads. Average to long distances.

Peninsula: easy to moderate. Mostly flat walking with some urban setting (road-side), footpaths and pavement.

Training: necessary and recommended. Incline and long distance walking with distances longer than 15km-20km per week need to be included in your training program. If you have health issues we recommend you take extra precaution. Pilgrims need to have a base level fitness for this Camino.

Pilgrims are welcome to get a lift with their host's luggage transfer service on days they feel they need a break.

Cancellation Policy

Cape Camino hosts and suppliers are all small business owners and are paid in advance. While we understand emergencies happen last minute we cannot guarantee a refund for cancellations. Full refunds are only available when cancellation is done a minimum one month prior to the start date. Pilgrims have the option of filling their space or postponing within a 3 month period (with consent from hosts regarding new date) when cancellation is done two weeks or more before the start of their Camino.

Important

Do your own research, on the area, the terrain, the weather, or any other information that may be of interest to you.
This is not a tour, or a hike. It is a pilgrimage and our services are to assist you with your logistics.

Get in touch info@capecamino.co.za

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