Lighthouse Route

Introduction

Our route forms part of the Pilgrimage of Hope routes. Our ethos and principles are therefore deeply rooted in the idea of ​​a journey that is external and internal - a journey where you can experience more physical exercise, emotional relaxation, and interaction with people and communities, nature and culture. It can also become a deep spiritual journey in which you find that God is travelling with you.

The route runs through two districts, namely the Garden Route and the Overberg, which include the municipalities of Mossel Bay, Hessekwa, Swellendam and Bredasdorp. The route along the coast is slightly more difficult but makes up for it with breathtaking views. Day 8-11 takes you inland, a bit of Duineveld, but with beautiful farms with crops and livestock. On Day 12-17 in the Overberg you walk past the Potberg with its cliff vultures, and then of course through the "breadbasket" of SA with its wheat and canola fields. We take pilgrims away from the dirt roads, through fields, back farm paths, and over river streams - you will be amazed by the beauty! You will end your journey at Struisbaai, first on the beach and then to Agulgas.

Our lodgings/inns, which are about 15-29 km apart, offer a wide variety - from farmhouses, and workers' cottages, to lodges. However, the hospitality of the innkeepers really makes you feel at home!

Tour Information Summary

Route Grading & Safety
Challenging, Very Safe

Luggage Options

Carry own light backpack

Group Size
4 - 8 Pax

Accommodation
Guesthouses or Inns

Route open for walking
March to November

Meals Included
Breakfast, Lunch packs & Dinner

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Route Itinerary & Distances
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Route Itinerary & Distances

 

Full Route: 

17 Day Route: Mosselbaai to Agulhas, 337km

During the first 7 days, pilgrims walk from Mossel Bay along the coast to Jongensfontein. The following 4 days are dirt and farm roads to Vermaaklikheid and Malgas. The last 6 days are from the Overberg, then through Nachwacht, De Mond, and Struisbaai, to Agulhas.

 

Shorter Options:

Day 1-7 Southern Cape: Mossel Bay to Jongensfontein, 116 km
Day 12-17 Overberg: Malgas to Agulhas, 122 km

Route Information

 

Route Maps

Maps and directions are available electronically. Each day's directions will be available through mobile phone (on Komoot or a GPS App) or Garmin watch. There are some route markers posted along the way.

 

Grading

The route is considered quite challenging, especially the first 7 days. Good shoes, such as trail running shoes, are important.

 

Options

The route is open from March to November. Book in groups of 4 to 8 pilgrims.

Accommodation & Prices

 

Innkeepers

There are 16 overnight places or inns that hospitably offer a bed, bed linen, towel, dinner and packed lunch for the next day. Especially the first 7 days' inns can only be reached by detours. Therefore, it is a "light backpack route" (not "slackpack"), where pilgrims only carry their clothes, toiletries, extra snacks and water. It must not weigh more than 10kg.

 

Prices for 2024

Full Route (17 days): R 12 600 per person sharing
Shorter Route: Southern Cape (7 Days): R 5 600 per person sharing
Shorter Route: Overberg (6 Days): R 5 000 per person sharing

Bookings

 

For bookings

Ria: 076 980 5638  |   ligtoringpelgrims@gmail.com
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For Inquiries

Gerrie van Deventer: 084 436 9420

 

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Testimonials