Winelands, Farm & Community, and Sandveld & Strand.
Hosted by rural towns of the Cape Province.
A Camino is distinguished by sacred sites and local communities. South Africa’s wealth lies in her diversity: of sacred beliefs, communities and the natural environment. The rural Western Cape is abundant with all these elements; mountains, rivers, viewpoints, farm lands, bird and animal life and your hosts: Country Hospitality. All provide an ideal space to journey.
A pilgrimage means to cleanse. You can choose to interpret this in any way. No matter what the faith, a pilgrim can connect with the sacredness within. As in life, there may be difficulties along the way. Take your time, be aware of your thoughts and reactions. And take from the experience, the lessons you may need to bring back to your everyday circumstance. This is the true essence of Cape Camino.
The route is a network of farm tracks, gravel roads and pathways. We cross tar roads once or twice. The terrain of this 22 day route is the breathtaking views of Cape Winelands, mountain ranges, the Berg River and the Atlantic West coastline.
Meet your hosts at Cascade Manor in the hills of Wellington.
Cascade to Wellington town. 21 km. Inclines.
Wellington town to Rooiheuwel farm stay. 23 km. Inclines.
Rooiheuwel to Blou Porscelein rustic guest farm. 13 km.
Blou Porcelein rustic guest farm to Riebeek Kasteel. 17 km.
Riebeek Kasteel to Gouda. 23 km.
Gouda to Tulbagh Weg. 12 km.
Tulbagh Weg to Oudekloof Wine Estate. 20 km.
FARMLANDS & COMMUNITY
Oudekloof Wine Estate to Sandvlei farm stay. 26 km.
Sandvlei farm stay to Nuwefontein Camino bunkhouse. 20 km.
Nuwefontein Camino bunkhouse to Bridgetown holiday camp. 12 km.
Bridgetown holiday camp to Volstruisdrift farm stay. 12 km.
Voltruisdrift farm stay to Koringberg. 24 km.
Koringberg to Wittewater. 20 km. Community stay.
Wittewater to Goedverwacht. 14 km. Community stay.
Goedverwacht to Kapteinskloof (transported after a day spent in Goedverwacht). 16-23 km.
Kapteinskloof to Aurora. 22 km.
SANDVELD & STRAND
Aurora to Klein Tafelberg. 25 km.
Klein Tafelberg to Redelinghuys. 14 km.
Redelinghuys to Klarefontein. 20 km.
Klarefontein to Elands Bay. 21 km.
Elands Bay to Fork West. 28 km.
Fork West to Dwarskersbos. 21 km.
Dwarskersbos to Laaiplek/Velddrif. 10-15 km.
Included in Winelands, Farmlands & Community, Sandveld & Strand Routes
Chaperones, guesthouse/home stay/farm stay/guest farm/private accommodation, 2 meals per day (breakfast and supper), luggage transfer, Camino passport and branded gear (t-shirt, buff, bag-tag)
Excluded: transport to start/back to start, lunch/third meal, beverages, snacks, spending money, gratuity.
Price is pp sharing. Minimum 2 pilgrims.
Solo pilgrims welcome.
Private room upgrades available.
Pilgrims receive a fitness guide, general information, packing lists and itineraries upon booking.
We invite other pilgrims to walk your dates with you unless you have booked a private Camino.
Accommodation establishments may change.
Distances vary. We have measured them many times and each time they are slightly different. This is due to the walking style and App being used.
Full Payment must be made to secure booking.
No refund for cancellation 1 month prior to Camino.
20% service fee for cancellation more than 1 month before Camino.