Crazy for Walking Bloemfontein event


Riemland Hiking Trail

How crazy are you?  Crazy enough to give up a running water, electricity, your warm bed and home comforts for a week to:

  • Walk dirt roads 140 – 200km for the week
  • Sleep in the veld
  • After a day’s hiking erect your own tent
  • After a night’s rest, decline your own tent

All this for the destigmatizing of mental illness.

It is a hike with lots of new friends where you experience the highs, the lows, the challenges and the disappointments of life and nature.

Hosts:  Bloemcare, Nurture Health (Corona, Victoria Gardens, Woodlands)

Contact person:  Suzanne Wille –

Riemland Walking Trial

  • Day 1 (30 Sept – 28.0 km) The route begins in Frankfort at the Reformed Church (this is also the end). Hikers walk pass the Golf course and on the banks of the Wilge River, across the Bontplaas Bridge, through two farms and overnight next to a mud dam under Willow trees.
  • Day 2 (1 Oct – 28.7 km) take the hikers in the direction of Tweeling where we will overnight at Zoetlaagte next to an old farmhouse.
  • Day 3 (2 Oct – 27.6 km) We walk over Lloyds Bridge in the direction of Leeukop and overnight at Makiti with the N3 and its noice in the far.
  • Day 4 (3 Oct – 21.8 km) The next beacon is Tafelkop and the Wilge River that come into view again. Overnight under trees with Frankfort Silo’s in the background.
  • Day 5 (4 Oct-27.7km) take the hikers towards Windfield Silos. We camp at ‘Onze Huisie’.
  • Day 6 (5 Oct-27.3 km) After a good night’s rest, the next beacon is Van Reenenskop.
  • Day 7 (6 Oct – 26.0 km) The last day, hikers returns to Frankfort. An incredible view greets the hiker five kilometers before the end when the last bump is crossed and Frankfort lays ahead with Leeukop and Tafelkop in the distance.

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More information

Click here to download the flyer

Contact person:  Suzanne Wille –

Registration form

Click here to download the registration form

Contact person:  Suzanne Wille –

Crazy Socks

Buy your Crazy Socks in support of the Crazy for Walking initiative @ R65 per pair from Bloemcare Private Psychiatric Hospital.

Contact person:  Suzanne Wille –

Crazy Socks Day