Walk 100km
in 5 Days

Discover the Karoo

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Inspire your soul with Nature

The Compassberg Camino in Nieu-Bethesda is a 100km circular route that offers unique and varied views of the Karoo landscape. Predominantly walking along the provincial gravel road, you are afforded the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty, wildlife, birds and absolute silence as you pass and cross private farms and protected nature reserves with little or no traffic.

Starting from our base camp Kareelaagte Farm, this 5-day walk covers approximately 23km per day which you can cover at your own pace. To enhance the experience of silence and solitude, we accommodate groups of 8 x walkers. A medium level of fitness is required for the gravel and rocky terrain with moderate inclines.

It is the perfect time for a digital detox as there is little or no cell phone reception.

It’s a One-Week Experience!

Say goodbye to the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with yourself and nature to inspire your soul! We take care of everything! You just need to arrive and enjoy your walk in the Karoo! Come and do some soul searching. Reflect on life. Meet new people. Leave with a refreshing sense of achievement!

Arrive on Day 1
Walk Day 2 – 6
Depart Day 7

2022 Dates Released!

View the 2022 Compassberg Camino dates here
E-mail us to receive the Info Pack in the meantime.

Meet 

the Karoo

only carry

your daypack

Witness

wildlife

unplug from

the city

overnight on

working farms

enjoy south

african cuisine

Get the Girls together!

Grab your group of besties and head to the Karoo. It’s a safe walk for women and we do all of the cooking! Reward yourself with a week of me-time, friendship and soul-healing!

How It Works

1

E-mail Us for an Info Pack

 

2

Select your Group Date

 

3

Pay Your Booking Fee

 

Services Included

Catering

Breakfast, lunch and supper are included in our package. Bring your own additional snacks & beverages.

Accommodation

Overnight on working farms. Includes 6 x Nights of Accommodation.

Luggage & Transfers

We transfer your luggage to the next stop. You only carry your daypack.

Coordination

We make sure that everything runs smoothly!

Testimonials

Tell us about your Compassberg Camino Experience

It was the most amazing experience. The scenery was beautiful and you get to connect with the Karoo, all of it. The typical Karoo wind, the sun, the drought that is visible around you but it is still beautiful. The walk is some days tiring but it’s rewarding at the end of the day to say “I made it”. The farms where we have stayed was really like an oasis after a day’s walk. The food was tasty & delicious.”

“To Sarina I just want to say: Baie baie dankie vir die Camino wat jy bymekaar gesit het en so sorgvuldig beplan het. Jy is ‘n wonderlike mens met soveel passie vir Nieu-Bethesda en die omgewing. Hou aan met die Camino en jou fotografie – jy is amazing. I am coming back for more!”

Karin Els

What did you experience during your walk?

“Peace of mind, tranquillity, physical and endurance limits. I felt free and safe. The value of quiet time and isolation is only apparent when you experience it. So try it!”

“Pack enough snacks, take regular breaks and enjoy the company of others on the walk with you”

Justin Duckitt

Wat is die ding wat jy die meeste sal onthou uit jou ervaring?

“Uithouvermoeë! Jy kan nie omdraai nie –  jy moet vorentoe. Team Work. Help each other. Meet new people. Verken die dorpie en ek moet sê mens kan lief word vir Nieu-Bethesda. Dis ‘n WOW gevoel as jy jouself blootgestel het aan so iets en jy het dit gemaak!”

Wilma van Eeden

What did you experience during your walk?

“I love the spectacular beauty of the hike which released my imagination to wild speculations and deductions. The walk can be physically tiring but the marvellous thing is that after a great night’s sleep you wake up fresh and raring to go again. The Camino is not a race and whatever your reason for the hike, the object is to enjoy this beautiful corner of our country!”

Margie Afonso

What to Pack?

 

You only Carry your Daypack

Start Planning Your Camino!

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+27 (0)72 460 3621