Compassberg Camino








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.

We have set dates throughout the year. Please view our dates for 2022 here.


The Compassberg Camino in Nieu-Bethesda is powered by Karoo Spiritual Retreats, an organisation inspired by nature and alternative healing methods. We craft unique retreats and workshops in the heart of the Karoo to facilitate self-awareness, personal growth and holistic healing. We believe that the beautiful and tranquil environment of the Karoo is the ultimate earth medicine that aids relaxation, exploration, healing and creativity.

Being based in the village of Nieu-Bethesda in the Eastern Cape, we saw the opportunity to develop a flag-ship activity to boost tourism to the village and benefit the community by supporting local service providers.


It’s a One Week Experience!

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!


Please E-mail us for Rates.

Payment Options

EFT upon Confirmation of Bookings

Pet Friendly

Contact us

Contact Details

Sarina Engelbrecht
072 460 3621



Physical Address

Nieu – Bethesda



Camino Dates

Please click here
for our 2022 Camino Dates.



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