You are also welcome to book your own 2 day Camino on the dates that suit you.
Overview info for Weekend Caminos
2 full days walking on the Saturday and Sunday.
Accompanied by chaperones.
Guesthouse and homestay shared accommodation.
Distances: between 16 and 23 km. Mostly flat.
Difficulty: 6/10. Suitable for average fitness.
Prices are per person sharing.
Bookings at least 1 month in advance.
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.
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.
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 on route are optional to visit. There are many opportunities to connect with nature as a sacred space.
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.
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.
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.