Walks within the Walk
For the larger feet
The 5km walk starts at the University of Cape Town (Rugby fields) and meanders down to Main Road and through the leafy suburb of Rondebosch towards the entertainment filled carnival finish area at Rhodes High School in Mowbray.
The 10km route starts at the original start in 1903, on the Grand Parade, and continues through the vibrant Cape Town City centre, via the picturesque Company Gardens. If you are interested in seeing some of Cape Town’s favourite attractions this walk is suitable for you! The route passes Parliament into Roeland Street, then ventures towards Keizergracht into Main road and makes its way to the finish area at Rhodes High School.
The 11km route starts in one of Cape Town’s largest settlements, Gugulethu. This walk starts at the NY49 sportfields in Gugulethu, heading pass the Rondebosch common joining Klipfontein road as you head to the fun filled finish area at Rhodes High School.
The 13km route starts in the suburb of Retreat. This route proceeds along the main road via Wynberg and Claremont before makes its way towards the entertaining finish area at Rhodes High School.
The 15km starts on the Sea Point Promenade (next to the parking lot at the swimming pool). If it is scenery that you are looking for, this route is for you. It proceeds along the scenic promenade with views of the Atlantic ocean and mountain ranges, to the Mouille Point lighthouse, through the Green Point Eco Urban Park, along the Fan Walk, via the picturesque Company Gardens where it joins the 10km walkers and then proceeds towards the finish carnival area at Rhodes High School
The 20km route, starts at Union Park (next to the tennis court). Then proceeds along Marine Drive, joining the 10km and 15km in Cape Town, and ending at the carnival finish area at Rhodes High School.
The 25km distance begins in picturesque Fish Hoek, and follows the scenic False Bay coast line. Then meanders along Main Road, and culminates at the carnival finish area located in Little Mowbray at Rhodes High School.
30km If you want the spray of the ocean and the smell of the sea in the air, then you need to look no further than the 30km route, that sets off from Long Beach Simon's Town. This course has fantastic ocean views and proceeds via Glencairn, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, Muizenberg, and meets up with the 13km route in Kirstenhof, then follows Main Road to the carnival finish area at Rhodes High School.
The 50km route is for seasoned walkers only, and since it is challenging, the best of Cape Town’ scenery is there to accompany you. With ocean views a plenty, it sets off from Fish Hoek beach, heading via Glencairn down the Peninsula through Simon's Town, and turns around in Millers Point, heading back to follow the route of the 30km, all the way to the finish area at Rhodes High School again along the Main Road.
The 80km is recommended for professional and seasoned walkers only! This gruelling route sets off with the sparrows from Mowbray, and winds its way down the scenic Peninsula past Simon's Town to a turnaround point near Millers Point, then makes its way back alongside the ocean following the same route as the 50km route to the finish at Rhodes High School.
For little soles
If your child is under the age of seven then go to www.bigwalk.co.za to downlaod an entry form for the Discovery Cape Times Little Big Walk that will take place on Sunday, 3 November 2013.
The event is a feast of fun for the whole family – parents and guardians are encouraged to join their little ones on this journey filled with excitement, cooldrinks, snacks, entertainment and plenty of exercise.
Diarise 1 October – 28 October as this is when entries open. If you don’t manage to get there in time, you will still be able to enter your children during late Registration between 08:00 and 09:00 on the morning (subject to availability) of the event. Please Note: Entries are limited to the first 1000.
The Discovery Cape Times Little Big Walk kicks off at 09:30 and the entry fee of R30 covers one child and a parent/guardian. Additional adults joining little ones on the route pay R15 each.