Cape Camino Passport
- The Cape Peninsula, in this pilgrimage, enhances the journey by providing a beautiful, natural environment which is rich in sacred spaces, historical monuments, natural wonders and diverse and talented people. This includes people in small businesses which, as a walking route for local and foreign pilgrims, Cape Camino aims to provide immeasurable benefits for, bringing wealth and productivity to the region.
- On the route there will be many opportunities for the more adventurous to explore hikes, expeditions and harder to reach points of interest. It is up to the walker to decide where to adventure according to needs and ability.
- Begin the life changing journey of self-discovery and adventure today & unlock your inner self.
- The daily walking ritual will become ordinary life and will open up a journey that is deeply personal. It is a time to reflect, to grieve, to heal, to discover and to grow internally.
- As each day passes, the need to be back on the road will grow and this is what makes the pilgrimage a special journey for all ages.
- Cape Camino is an urban walk (not a trail hike) and is a platform to showcase the Cape Peninsula.
How much does it cost?
The cost of a Passport is R380.
How does it work?Its simple! Once you have signed up and purchased your passport we will send you (via email) a Thank you and How to info sheet.
You then need to collect your printed passport and Slingsby Map from us somewhere along the route. Wherever best suits you!
Although we will send you one over email, we advice you collect a more durable one from us . Inside the passport will have a basic shape of the route with a space on each leg for you to get it signed. On the back there is place for a picture of you, as well as other details.
Your unique number
You need to write your unique number on the front of your passport, so service providers know that you are a legitimate pilgrim and can receive your pilgrim discounts / value adds.
To find your unique number sign in to the website, go to Service Providers, Find a Pilgrim. Your profile should pop up with your unique number.
If you have any trouble with this, please let our support team know. You can contact Peggy directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Route Online and Maps
There are 7 official legs of the Cape Camino route, with 3 extensions in between. All are manageable with map navigation only, but we do recommend guides on some of the legs, especially if you are walking alone.
3 types of Maps you can use
- We are proud to say our route is marked (manually) on Peter Slingsby’s waterproof map of the Cape Peninsula. Peter is the last cartographer left in South Africa and has an array of beautifully detailed maps. In 2018 we plan to have printed the route on the map, with markings of sacred sites and some service providers. However, until then, our logistics team carefully crafts each route, pin pointing the sacred sites with visible dots.
- On some legs, the Slingsby Map is not detailed enough so we include map sections which have been screen shotted off google maps. If you have booked a package these will be included but please write to us if you’ve bought your passport and when planning your route find the Leg difficult to navigate.
- Google Maps can be found under route. We suggest familiarising yourself with Google Maps going about your journey.
Guide book coming soon!
What are the benefits of having a passport?
1. Discounts / Value-Adds
It is compulsory for Products and Service Providers on the Cape Camino website (i.e. establishments and shops) to offer some sort of discount/value-add to pilgrims who have purchased a pilgrim passport. Community projects and sacred sites which require entry fees will not offer a discount.
Our list of discounts is growing everyday as new Service Providers sign up. Our categories are:
Sacred Sites , Food & Restaurants , Accommodation , Activities , Roaming
2. A relationship with other pilgrims and Service Providers.
Pilgrims can share experiences, make plans to meet up on the route, locally, and reconnect if foreign travellers.
Service providers can offer local information and events and specials to members throughout the year. Wine making season, Whales in the Bay, fynbos blooming, extra good catch at the harbour, etc.
Cape Camino will also post events and new developments like new routes opening up, new Service Providers and establishments.
3. Getting it signed along the way.
What an achievement to have completed Africa’s first Camino!