Links to other Camino Organisations:


Johnnie Walker-Santiago has walked thousands of kilometers on pilgrim routes in Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom and Japan. He writes guidebooks to Camino routes on a voluntary basis so that they can be provided at low cost to pilgrims. All proceeds are donated to the Confraternity of Saint James so that they can continue to provide help, information and support for pilgrims He has also written two Spiritual Companions for pilgrims: 

Other guidebooks available on Kindle:

A Pilgrim Guide to The Caminho Português (Part One Lisbon to Porto)

Read More about Johnnie Walker alias  Rafferty






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The Confraternity of Saint James of South Africa (CSJofSA)

Spanish (Schengen) Visa Application Procedures

7th Floor Mandela Rhodes Place
corner Wale Street and Burg Street
 Cape Town
Tel: 021 526 0430 

Here is the link for Spanish Visa Applications: BLS International

There is information available about:

  • Fees
  • Documents required
  • Photo Specifications
  • Processing time
  • Visa Application form (download)

When you apply for a visa the “Application for Schengen Visa” and the “Application for Schengen Visa, Supplementary Information” forms must be submitted together.

Links to both forms can be found below:

1. Application for Schengen Visa
2. Visa check list for Cape Town applications
3. Visa check list for Pretoria applications
4. Visa check list for Durban applications

The Confraternity of Saint James, England:
The British Confraternity is a UK-based charity established to promote the pilgrimage to the shrine of St James in Santiago de Compostela.  They provide a range of information services to assist prospective pilgrims, of all religions or none, who are planning a walking, cycling or horseback journey along one of the many Camino de Santiago routes.

Santiago Pilgrim’s Office, address
Pilgrim Office Website 
Pilgrims’ Office
Rúa das Carretas, 
Santiago de Compostela
Telephone: (+34) 981 568 846
Fax: (+34) 981 563 924
Email: or

The office is open from Monday to Sunday 8.00 – 21.00 (In Easter Time and Summer from 1st April to 30th October). Monday to Sunday 10.00 – 19.00: In winter: from 1st November to 30th March. The Pilgrims’ Office is open during these hours every day of the year with the EXCEPTION of Christmas Day – 25 December, and New Year’s Day – 1 January. If you complete your pilgrimage on these days your Compostela Certificate can be obtained in the Cathedral.

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Camino Forum
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Camino Companions Santiago fcjsisters (Visited, June 2015 & 2016 by Chairman of CSJofSA, Andrée Lombard)
(above the Correo (Post Office and left corner Pilgrim’s Office Courtyard)
Meet Marion fcJ/Katherine fcJ
‘God of life and love, thank you for the companionship, beauty, mystery and the kindness of strangers we experienced along the Camino. You have filled our hearts with wonder, joy and gladness! May we take the Camino to the World!’

Terranova Pilgrim house in Santiago & facebook page, a lovely meeting place for pilgrims with useful services.
Rúa Nova, 19, Bajo
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
+34 981 58 57 88
Friends of Pilgrim House play a vital role in the sustainability and operation of the welcome center. Every annual gift provides support towards continuing the Camino spirit through conversation, community, and prayer. We welcome everyone who has an interest in providing a welcoming space for pilgrims when they arrive in Santiago to become a Friend of Pilgrim House.

Services offered:
– Free WiFi
– A living room
– A kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator
– Message board
– Quiet spaces: reflection room and patio

We also offer the following services for a suggested donation:
– Printing/ photocopying: 0,20€ per page
– Backpack storage: 1,50€ per pack, per day; 0,50€ walking sticks only
– Laundry: 5€
– Coffee, tea, or Cola Cao: 1€ per cup

American Pilgrims on the Camino
American Pilgrims on the Camino is a non-profit organization whose objective is to facilitate communication within the community of North American pilgrims, particularly those in the United States. American Pilgrims continually seeks meaningful ways to support the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.
The Canadian Company of Pilgrims:
The Canadian Company of Pilgrims (CCoP) is a non-denominational volunteer-run association that supports Canadians planning the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. We share the Canadian representation with l’Association québécoise des pèlerins et amis du Chemin de Saint-Jacques
Buddy System for Women on the Camino
The Buddy System is a Facebook page for women travelling the Camino.
Here is the CSJofSA pdf for safety tip for camino with useful and important telephone numbers, and the South African Embassy details for Spain, France and Portugal.