The main aim of the L2L Charity Walk is to raise funds for our beneficiaries. We are aiming to raise R1 million for 2021. This will allow us to support at least 3 different beneficiaries. The main beneficiary receives the monies raised for the Official Walk. The secondary and other beneficiaries receive varying amounts depending on which Practice Walks are earmarked for their benefit.
Only 120 ladies can walk the L2L each year. It is a life changing experience that should be on your bucket list.
Our Walker’s Guide has been transferred to our mobile app. In this way you are able to access all the walk related information easily through your phone.
WALKER’S GUIDE APP
All the information you need to know about L2L is available for your convenience on our mobile app.
Simply open the link on your phone and save to your home screen (remember to enable cookies and to use Chrome).
The app includes information about the 2021 walk (dates, registration and route); charities – all our applicants are listed and just a click away and our contact details.
THE 4-DAY ROUTE
It is important that you are familiar with the route. It helps you prepare what you will bring along as well as realise that you need to walk 100km in only 4 days.
Day 1 : Agulhas to Brandfontein
Day 2: Brandfontein to Die Dam
Day 3: Die Dam to Pearly Beach
Day 4: Pearly Beach to Danger Point
The main focus of the walks that L2L hosts are to raise funds. The Official Walk has raised just under R5million in the past 14 years and helped more than 20 charities.
So, there are endless creative ways that have been used to raise funds. Read more about what has been done in the past.
PREPARING FOR THE WALK
In order to participate, you will need to register for the walk. This is an online process.
Carefully read through the terms and conditions, as well as the main purpose of the walk before registering.
The fee is R6500 – where R2500 is the non-refundable registration fee and R4000 is the minimum amount of money you need to raise as part of the fundraising drive.
Registration is only complete when:
- your registration form is complete and ALL the declarations are ticked and agreed to
- the payment has been received
- the signed terms and conditions document has been received
You will then receive the confirmation that you are registered.
The 4-day 100km hike can only be completed within the limited time if you are fit. You must therefore be fit enough to walk 30km on one day.
The terrain varies, but is mostly on hard and sandy beaches. Many ladies get fit on tar roads. It is important that some of your training is on sandy, uneven terrain so that your legs and feet are prepared for the challenge of the hard and soft sand that we walk on.
Participating in the Practice Walks is an option – it gives you an idea of the pace we walk as well as the different types of terrain and distances we will be walking.
It is also important to note that we can only walk as fast as the slowest walker on the four day hike. Unfit walkers put their own safety as well as that of the other walkers at risk.
If you are travelling from out of town it is important that when you make your traavel arrangements to keep the following in mind:
1. You need to register on Wednesday before we start walking on Thursday.
2. We leave Hermanus on a bus at 5:15am on Thursday morning and drive to Agulhas – our starting point.
3. It takes a minimum of 2 hours to travel from Cape Town International Airport to Hermanus.
4. You also need to sleep over in Hermanus on Wednesday night so that you are able to meet at 5:15 to sign in and get onto the bus.
First time walkers get a tog bag when registering on Wednesday, so make sure that you can leave any extra luggage somewhere – there are lots of friendly walkers living in Hermanus that might be able to help.
All meals are provided for during the 4 day walk. Breakfast is provided early morning at Die Dam.
Enough is provided so that each walker can then pack themselves lunch in their plastic container. Water is provided to fill up water bottles and those that have brought a flask can even take tea or coffee along.
Our route is far awy from shops and restaurants, so everything that you want to eat along the route needs to be packed into your backpack for the day.
Snacks need to also be packed – bring these along from home or use what is given in your goodie bags on Wednesday when you sign in.
WHAT TO PACK
There is limited space for your luggage. Remember we travel from Hermanus to our accomodation at Die Dam by bus.
Your luggage is made up of (a) 1x tog bag for 4 days’ clothing, snacks, toiletries, first aid kit, etc (b) 1x sleeping bag and pillow (c) day pack with your daily supplies, etc. (d) a camp chair to sit on at the eating area at Die Dam.
You can also take along snacks and drinks for the afternoons when you are able to relax and socialise at Die Dam.
The chalets are holiday homes, so there are porches or areas to sit in the sun and socialise with your friends.
WHERE WE STAY
We have been fortunate to secure accommodation at Die Dam. We use the holiday homes for the 3 nights of the walk.
Most of the beds are double an you will therefore need to share.
The alternative is to bring your own tent and camp. Die Dam has comfortable ablution blocks and electrcitiy for those that want to blow dry their hair.