The main aim of the L2L Charity Walk is to raise funds for our beneficiaries.
Only a limited number of ladies an 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.
Two official walks are planned:
- Walk 1: 9 – 12 March 2023
- Walk 2: 20 – 23 April 2023
80 Walkers will be registered for each walk. Thus, a total of 160 walkers are able to participate in the Lighthouse 2 Lighthouse Ladies’ Walk in 2023.
One charity will be elected by the registered walkers. Voting takes place between 2 – 8 September 2022. If you are not registered by 7 September, you will not be able to participate in the vote.
This year registration will be done through Quicket. Registration cannot be completed without payment of the non-refundable R2,850.00 registration fee.
BEFORE YOU REGISTER
Before you register, make sure you have all the required information for registration with you – Click here
Also read through the terms and conditions linked to the Official Walk – you will undertake that you have read and agree to these terms and conditions when registering – click here.
PREPARING FOR THE WALK
In order to participate, you will need to register for the walk. This is an online process.
Registration for 2023 will be completed through Quicket.
Carefully read through the terms and conditions, as well as the main purpose of the walk before registering.
The total fee is R6,850 for the walk:
– where R2850 is the non-refundable registration fee (this is paid when registering); and,
– R4000 is the minimum amount of money you need to raise as part of the fundraising drive (this is paid in 2 amounts of R2000 on set dates, depending on whether you walk in March or April 2023).
Registration is only complete when:
- your registration on Quicket is complete; and,
- you have received your Quicket ticket via e-mail
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 travel arrangements to keep the following in mind:
1. You need to collect the official T-shirt, tog bag, taxi bag and other L2L goodies on Wednesday (Collection Day) before we start walking on Thursday.
2. We leave Hermanus on a bus early 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 early on Thursday morning to sign in and get onto the bus.
First time walkers get a tog bag at the Collection Day 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 away 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 on Collection Day.
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.
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 and 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.
walkers guide app
THE FOUR 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
walkers guide app
ALL THE L2L INFO ON YOUR PHONE
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 2023 walk (dates, registration and route).
The app also includes news and upcoming dates – important information for our L2L registered walkers.
The main focus of the walks that L2L Ladies hosts are to raise funds. The Official Walk has raised just under R5million in the past 15 years and helped more than 30 charities in the Overstrand.
So, there are endless creative ways that have been used to raise funds. Read more about what has been done in the past.