The Fourth Annual Cape Town Recovery Walk

Taking place on Heritage Day Monday 24 September 2018. The Recovery Walk aims to raise awareness and celebrate recovery from alcoholism, addiction and mental illness.

The Cape Town Recovery Walk is an opportunity for anyone in recovery, their family and friends to announce their individual and collective presence. It is an opportunity for anyone who works in the field of healthcare to join in and celebrate together to show that we do recover.

Celebrating Recovery. Together Our Voices Are Stronger.


We walk to show that recovery from alcoholism, addiction and mental illness is a lived reality in millions of people’s lives here in Cape Town and throughout the world.


We walk to show that we are real people and that there are a diversity of recovery solutions.


We walk to counter the shame and stigma and to challenge any public attempt to dehumanise, objectify and demonise people with alcoholism, addiction and mental illness.


We walk to celebrate our own and other’s recoveries, to recognise the people who work within the field of healthcare and to show our solidarity with international recovery movements.

Join Us

Celebrating its 29th year in 2018, September is International Recovery Month.

As recovery communities throughout the world we are encouraged to walk to be visible and to show our support for recovery from alcoholism, addiction and mental illness.

Join us as we walk for Recovery


If you haven’t registered don’t worry you can still register on the day 😁


Looking forward to celebrating RECOVERY!:

Walk the 4th Annual Recovery Walk in Cape Town.

Attend the FREE screenings to walkers.

Buy a 2018 Recovery Walk T-Shirt for R100

Details of the 2018 Recovery Walk:

DATE: Heritage Day Monday 24th September 2018
GATHER from 9:30am at the Central Methodist Mission, Green Market Square,
corner Burg Street and Longmarket Street.
OFFICIAL OPENING: 10:30am with guest speakers:

Sara-Jayne King, Speaker, broardcaster and author of “Killing Karoline.” #thisIsSJking #KillingKaroline
Desiree-Anne Martin, blogger at Believe More Deeply and author of “We don’t talk about it. Ever.”

RECOVERY WALK BEGINS: 11:00am sharp.
DESTINATION: Labia Theatre. There will be refreshments on sale.

Free screening to walkers:

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