PUT on your hiking boots and join a Weekend Cape Camino walking through farmlands in the Boland in aid of StreetSmart SA from this Friday, 6 to Sunday, 8 May 2022.
“We are thrilled to partner once again with Cape Camino and Cape Town’s Labia Theatre for inspiring personal pilgrimage experiences. When you support StreetSmart fundraisers, you can be assured that you support programmes that provide real, long-term societal benefits and education for children living on the streets,” says Zaid Adams, chairman of StreetSmart SA, an organisation helping street children rebuild their lives through public donations throughout the Western Cape and Gauteng.
Walkers can expect a weekend savouring the wonderful hospitality of the farming community along the Berg River, with boerekos specialities and walking through farmlands, covering 30 km over two days from Nuwefontein Farm to Bridgetown. You do not have to be super fit for this two-day excursion as the route is easy walking on mostly flat terrain. You will be able to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside while being enchanted by the starry night sky.
The weekend begins with a sleepover and hosted home-cooked supper at Nuwefontein Farm in the Gouda region on Friday, before hitting the 16 km trail towards Moorreesburg the next morning. Once at Bridgetown, enjoy a swim in the Berg River, stargazing and an optional night walk to the farm’s bee hives.
On Sunday you will explore some Bridgetown trails before this fundraiser comes to an end after breakfast at around 11am.
The price of R3 850 per person sharing for the two-day walk includes chaperones, a contribution to StreetSmart SA, two nights’ shared accommodation, breakfasts and suppers, luggage transfers, a Cape Camino passport and a T-shirt. Transport back from the end farm and snacks are excluded. Private upgrades are available on request. For bookings and further details email [email protected] or book now by clicking here.
If you prefer a more sedentary Camino experience, Camino de Santiago pilgrims have another opportunity to see the award winning documentary film, Just Sorry For My Feet, by Gabi Röhrl at Cape Town’s Labia Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, 14 and 15 May 2022.
Gabi walked one million steps with professional camera equipment in her rucksack along the Way of St James on the Camino Francés in Spain. The documentary won Best Outdoor Culture Film at the 2020 Nordic Adventure Film Festival, as well as an International Art & Tur Film Festival award in Portugal at the end of 2021.
Tickets to the show are available at R70 per person from Webtickets or at the Labia Theatre in Orange Street by calling 021 424 5927. Booking is essential. All required Covid-19 protocols are in place.
For more information on StreetSmart SA, click here.