Cape Camino® consists of 4 sections and makes up a total distance of approximately 850 km.
Currently there is 500 km's of pilgrimage route available to walk.
Section 1: Limetberg (country route)
Section 2: Berg River (country route)
Section 3: Coastal (to be launched 2021)
Section 4: Peninsula Circular Section (urban route)
Launched in 2015, the route has seen hundreds of local and international pilgrims.
Start your journey anywhere on the route and walk for as many days as you like.
We have chosen to start in Wellington.
The length of each day is between 12-25 kms.
The terrain is mixed: rural farmlands, gravel roads, beachscapes, wine lands, mountain footpaths, wheat fields, fynbos thickets, forests and suburbs.
See Google Maps of the route below.
This will offer you an overview of the route. For more detailed navigation see the Walk page on how to get walking.
Program (Approx. 500 km)
Meet and greet in Wellington. Pilgrim packs received on arrival.
Wellington to Bontebok Ridge Reserve. 22 km.
Bontebok Ridge Reserve to Hermon. 20 km.
Hermon to Blou Porscelein guesthouse. 18.5 km.
Blou Porcelein guesthouse to Riebeek Kasteel. 17 km.
Riebeek Kasteel to Gouda. 23 km.
Gouda to Tulbagh Weg. 13.5 km.
Tulbagh Weg to Tulbagh Oudekloof. 12 km.
Oudekloof Tulbagh to Hanekom farm stay. 26 km.
Hanekom farm stay to Van der Westhuizen farm stay. 20 km.
Van der Westhuizen farm stay to Volstruisdrift (via friendly butcher). 25 km.
Voltruisdrift 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.
Aurora to Southern Skies. 12.5 km.
Southern Skies to Green Point (transported)
Green Point to Newlands. 20 km.
Newlands to Constantia. 25 km.
Constantia to Muizenberg. 20 km.
Muizenberg to Simon’s Town. 20 km.
Simon’s Town to Scarborough. 25 km.
Scarborough to Noordhoek/Hout Bay. 18 km.
Hout Bay Extension Leg/Vlakkenberg. 8 km. Community stay.
Hout Bay to Green Point. 18 km.
Cape Camino Peninsula Legs
About the Navigational Tools
The Cape Province is full of beautiful and wonderful places to experience, making it one of the top world class tourist attractions. However, with so many options, choosing where to go and what to see can be overwhelming at times.
What you may not know is that behind the natural beauty of Table Mountain, and the vibrant night-life of Cape Town, lies hidden the spiritual wonder of many sacred spaces as well as the amazing hospitality of every local community summed up in the African concept of "Ubuntu" (I am because we are).
There are so many 'Pilgrimage Ways' to follow and each has been chosen to give you the best of both the natural and the spiritual.
While inviting turns, detours, and unexpected stops are part of the journey, we don't want you to get lost nor wander into an unsafe zone.
So that you can walk your way with confidence, the following navigational tools are included in your Cape Camino Package:
1) Slingsby Map of the whole Cape Peninsula (with the Camino marked).
2) Guide Booklet with 21 detailed route locations with indexes (Peninsula section)
3) Video & written Instructions on how to access and use the Camino Legs programmed into the navigational app MapMyWalk.
4) Detailed Route Finder instructions guide (Limietberg and Berg River sections)
We also have vetted local Chaperones to assist you should you want additional guidance.
The Cape Camino is truly a Bucket-List experience. You'll not regret it!
Phil DuBert, Cape Camino Pilgrim of Sept, 2018.
Walk Your Way!