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PRACTICE WALKS

L2L hosts a few practice walks in lieu of the Official Charity Walk.  The aim of these walks is to allow walkers in Hermanus to familiarise themselves with the duration and different types of terraine they will experience on the main walk.  It also presents the opportunity to include family and friends on the walks.

This year, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be charging for the Practice Walks.

All proceeds will be distributed equally amongst the charities not chosen as main or seconday beneficiaries.

INDEMNITY FORM 2021

Each walker walking on the practice walks needs to sign an indemnity form and submit before starting the walk.

It is easier if you download, complete and sign the form and bring it along on the day.

 18 October 2020

Practice Walk 1 – Fernkloof

Route: Gateway Shopping centre – Rotary way – Fernkloof Reserve – Grotto Beach – Hermanus coastal path – Gateway Shopping Centre
  • Distance: 22km
  • Time:  6 – 7 hours
  • Terrain: Fynbos Bush Track
  • Rest stops: Fernkloof Nature Reserve & Grotto Beach
  • Meeting point: The Beanery Coffee Shop at Gateway Shopping Centre, Hermanus
Theme:  Breast Cancer
Dress up in pink and raise awareness for this devastating cancer.

Cost: R50

15 nOVEMBER 2020

Practice Walk 2 – GROOTBOS FYNBOS WALK

– SOLD OUT –

Route: Grootbos Fynbos (details to be confirmed)
  • Distance: 18.5km
  • Time: 7 hours
  • Terrain: Fynbos path – this is a very challenging route with steep elevations and difficult to access.  Walkers need to be fit enough to complete the route as this route is difficult to access
  • Rest stops: 2 stops during the route
  • Meeting point & Time: Grotto Beach parking lot at 05h30
Theme: Movember – wear your favourite moustache
Ladies (&Gents) travelling from Hermanus may want to share transport, meeting at Grotto Beach parking lot at 05h30

– SOLD OUT –

Cost: R50

6 December 2020

Practice Walk 3 – Kleinmond Harbour Route

ROUTE CHANGED DUE TO LAGOON BEING OPEN
Route: Kleinmond harbour- coastal path- beach to Bot River lagoon mouth- back to Kleinmond harbour
  • Distance: 15km
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Terrain: Coastal fynbos path, beach sand
  • Rest stops: Kleinmond Beach restroom facilities
  • Meeting point & Time: Parking lot at Kleinmond harbour complex, Kleinmond, 7h00

Ladies (&Gents) travelling from Hermanus may want to share transport, meeting at OK MiniMark Carpark in Onrus (Cnr Main & Vermont Road, Onrus River) 6h15, to leave at 6h30 for Kleinmond

Please note the tide table has been taken into consideration to set the date for this walk 

Theme: Christmas
Get the festive spirit going by dressing up in your favour red, green and white – add a bit of sparkle if you dare!

Cost: R50

 

17 JANUARY 2021

Practice Walk  4 – Betty’s Bay

Route: Denys Heesom coastal trail starting point in Otter street, Betty’s Bay – Dawid’s Kraal bay beach – coastal path around Stony Point – Silversands Bay – Sea Farm Private Nature reserve- back to Denys Heesom trail point
  • Distance: 22km
  • Time: 7 hours
  • Terrain: Fynbos trail path, sandy beach, rocky footpaths, soft sand dunes
  • Rest stops: Betty’s Bay main beach
  • Meeting point: parking lot in Otter street, near starting point of Denys Heesom coastal trail @l 8h00
Theme: Fun in the Sun!
It’s January and the weather’s great – dress up in your sunny outfit and enjoy the summer weather while you walk.

Cost: R50

 

31 JAN 2021

OFFICIAL PRACTICE WALK (1) – DE KELDERS

This is the final practice walk for all registered walkers before the February Official Walk in 2021. 
  • Route: De Kelders, Cape Nature Reserve, along Walker Bay beach to Grotto Beach, Hermanus
  • Distance: 20 km
  • Time: 5-6 hours
  • Terrain: Gravel path, sandy beach
  • Rest stops: Sopie’s Klip
  • Meeting point: Grotto beach (to register) and then car pooling transport to De Kelders

*Please note that the tide table has been taken into consideration to determine the date of this walk

THEME: DETERMINED BY THE BENEFICIARY

The Official Practice Walk is hosted as a fundraising opportunity for the Secondary charity, as voted for by all the registered walkers. A fixed amount from each L2L Walker will be donated (included in their Entry fee ) towards this runner-up charity’s fundraiser.

PRACTICE WALK  PROGRAMME 2020/2021

Download the full programme here 

We have collated all this information into an easy to use and printable .pdf.  Download the document here.

We haVE added 2 more practice walks in 2021 for benefit of the ladies doing the official walk in May 2021.

14 March 2021

Practice Walk 5 – Kleinmond Harbour 

Route: Kleinmond harbour- coastal path- beach to Bot River lagoon mouth- back to Kleinmond harbour
  • Distance: 15km
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Terrain: Coastal fynbos path, beach sand
  • Rest stops: Kleinmond Beach restroom facilities
  • Meeting point & Time: Parking lot at Kleinmond harbour complex, Kleinmond, 7h00

Walkers travelling from Hermanus may want to share transport, meeting at OK MiniMark Carpark in Onrus (Cnr Main & Vermont Road, Onrus River) 6h15, to leave at 6h30 for Kleinmond

Please note the tide table has been taken into consideration to set the date for this walk 

Theme: back to school

 

Cost: R50 

25 APRIL 2021

official Practice Walk  (2)  – DE KELDERS TO GROTTO

Route:De Kelders, Cape Nature Reserve, along Walker Bay beach to Grotto Beach, Hermanus
  • Distance: 20 km
  • Time: 5-6 hours
  • Terrain: Gravel path, sandy beach
  • Rest stops: Sopie’s Klip
  • Meeting point: Grotto beach (to register) and then car pooling transport to De Kelders
THEME: DETERMINED BY THE BENEFICIARY

The Official Practice Walk is hosted as a fundraising opportunity for the Secondary charity, as voted for by all the registered walkers. A fixed amount from each L2L Walker will be donated (included in their Entry fee ) towards this runner-up charity’s fundraiser.

Cost: R50