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Personal Pilgrimage for StreetSmart SA

The Cape Camino and StreetSmart SA Inaugural Pilgrimage will celebrate 10 years of making a difference in the lives of street and other vulnerable children in South Africa; through education, skills development and family re-unification . This 2-day personal pilgrim experience, which starts in Constantia and concludes in Simons Town, covers beautiful scenery and iconic spiritual sites, and results in a journey that is more significant than the destination.

The Cape Camino was inspired by the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain and the route around the Cape Peninsula is rich in local spiritual diversity, natural beauty and logistical support for pilgrims. The route embraces the Mother City, Cape Point and crosses over at Constantia Nek; the symbol of infinity ∞. Gabrielle Andrew, founder of the Cape Camino, says: “The route creates a platform to showcase our sacred diversity and that which makes it possible to build a peaceful and sustainable nation. We support micro businesses, re-population of the indigenous plant species, community development and the celebration of our connectedness as humans to nature.” 

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To pilgrim is an opportunity to cleanse, clean, clear the mind, heal, make decisions; or just spending time with yourself. The beauty of the various routes of the Cape Camino offers a spectacular backdrop for this contemplation. This special StreetSmart pilgrimage starts at the Schoenstatt Retreat in Constantia, continues to the Klein Constantia Kramat, through Tokai Forest and on to Muizenberg on the first day. In true pilgrim tradition, local accommodation is offered and a communal meal is shared; after a good night's rest the pilgrims conclude the pilgrimage in Simons Town.

StreetSmart South Africa, a non-profit organisation that works in partnership with restaurants to support the greater process of normalisation of street children welcomes the support and time to reflect. Melanie Burke, chairman of StreetSmart loves to partner. “Building restaurant partnerships is our core focus as they help us raise funds for our selected beneficiary programmes. Long term fundraising relationships is the other vital element; the Cape Camino is one such partner. Fundraisers like this yearly Cape Camino on the last weekend of November means that we can keep our promise that every cent collected by StreetSmart restaurants will go to our beneficiaries,” says Burke.

StreetSmart plays a vital role by providing an additional income stream for existing and well-run beneficiary organisations to support and enable skills training, job creation, provisions for social workers and auxiliary social workers and other programmes, that directly and positively impact the lives of children.

In partnership with participating restaurants that add a voluntary R5 donation to every table’s bill, StreetSmart makes it possible for diners to make a difference, simply by where they choose to dine.

R5 may seem very little to give, yet the initiatives and programmes funded by StreetSmart prove that a little goes a long way. What makes it more powerful is that the funds collected in the local areas are ploughed back into beneficiary organisations in the vicinity of the participating restaurants,” adds Burke.

All operational costs are covered through sponsor partnerships, fundraisers and private donations. StreetSmart South Africa is registered as a Non-Profit Company, a Public Benefit Organisation and a Non-Profit Organisation.

To quote John Bunyan ”You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”


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For enquiries, contact Cape Camino on 084 844 7996 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and StreetSmart SA on 021 418 0621 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Labia, Cape Town: 7 November at 13h45 and 8 November at 16h00


The inspiringly beautiful travelogue, Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago, set on the famous Camino de Santiago in Spain, which draws people from all over the world on an epic pilgrimage every year, will be showing at the Labia in Cape Town in November in aid of StreetSmart SA.

The documentary is an impressionistic film that creates a casual narrative about this ancient journey and what its modern revival is all about.


It will be shown to raise funds for StreetSmart SA, at the Labia on Orange at 13h45 on Saturday, 7 November 2015 and 16h00 on Sunday, 8 November 2015.


Tickets to watch “Walking the Camino” cost R40 per person, and are available from the Labia by calling Tel: 021 424 5927. Booking is essential.


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Now you can donate to StreetSmart SA via the SnapScan App on your smartphone!

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SnapScan can be used with any MasterCard and VISA credit or cheque card, as well as selected debit cards, issued by any bank in South Africa.


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restaurant week started


The wait is over!

2015 Restaurant Week has started.

22 October - 01 November


Book now with StreetSmart's unique booking code. We get R5 for each booking

made with the StreetSmart code.


click here

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A message from our founding Patron

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"It gives me great pleasure to support StreetSmart South Africa.  So when you are enjoying an evening out with good foods, good wine and good company, reflect on how your life is enriched.  Then do a kind thing.  Give to StreetSmart.  God bless you."

Desmond M Tutu Archbishop Emeritus

Founding Patron of StreetSmart South Africa


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