THE CAPE CAMINO ROUTE – OVERVIEW
Cape Camino currently offers a circular route, which is shaped in the figure 8. It is nearly all-passable around the peninsula, apart from the Chapman’s Peak stretch where you have to take transport. The route crosses over at Constantia Nek, via Vlakkenberg Ridge, and sweeps south and north from there, turning at Cape Point in the south and at the city in the north, then makes its way back to Constantia Nek. The terrain is peri-urban rather than a rural hike, as this is a pilgrimage route, not a hike or a tour, and an opportunity to explore the beautiful Cape Town on foot, while spending quality time by yourself. Despite being peri-urban, the route is mostly off main roads so you really get to experience beautiful nature, while walking just outside the busy city.
You can start your journey anywhere along the route of the Cape Camino, but for simplicity sake, we have divided the route into 7 legs (and some extensions in between) Many pilgrims have chosen to begin their journey at Schoenstatt Shrine in Constantia on the Wine to Water Leg, making their way in a clockwise direction around the peninsula, crossing over on the Vlakkenberg route and then back to the city bowl.
- All Legs can be walked in reverse.