On 26 June 2018, Paul Steyn and Mike Minnie embarked on an epic walk from Pretoria to Cape Town, via Nelspruit, Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth.
On 26 June 2018, Paul embarked on another of his epic walks to raise funds for and awareness about the plight of amutees in South Africa. This time he is accompanied by Mike Minnie, himself an amputee.
They started their walk in Pretoria and will walk 3000km, over a period five months, to Cape Town. Along the way they will visit, amongst other places, Witbank, Nelspruit, Ermelo, Pongola, Richards Bay, Durban, East London, Port Alfred, Port Elizabeth, George, Hermanus and Stellenbosch. Along the way they will speak at schools, churches and community organizations. The team will generally stay a day, or two, three in the larger places on route. The complete itinerary is avalable on the images below or here and you can read more about their exploits on route here.
Since Paul's first walk, from Montagu to Cape Town in February 2012, he has walked the length and breadth of South Africa, a total distance of about 12 000km. The Paul Steyn Foundation was able to assist 16 amputees over the years with prosthetic legs.
How can you get involved?
Paul, Mike and Lourens, their backup vehicle driver, will need accommodation and food on the route.
Gather a few friends together to walk a few kilometers with them.
Tell your local churches and schools about their visit. They are great witnesses and have an interesting story to tell.
Organise a fund raiser.
It is all about helping amputees who cannot afford to get prosthetic legs by any other means.