Walk Information

ABOUT THE WALK

The 2018 Chief Albert Luthuli Walk will be held on Saturday 21 July 2018.  The 11, 5 km walk will commemorate Chief Luthuli's final walk to the railway bridge where there was allegedly a train accident that led to his untimely death.

Chief Albert Luthuli Fun Run

The Fun Run will start at the Chief Albert Luthuli statue on Chief Albert Luthuli Street. Down the street into the R102 and turn off at Gledhow Mill Road. It passes the Gledhow Mill over the railway track and past Nonhlevu store, formerly  the shop of Chief Albert Luthuli. From the shop and ends at the Memorial Site.

Chief Albert Luthuli Walk

The walk will be from the Luthuli Museum on Nokukhanya Luthuli Street to the Memorial Site returning via Chief Luthuli’s gravesite at the Groutville United Congregational Church to the Groutville Sports Field. This year marks 51 years after the tragic death of Chief Albert Luthuli on 21 July 1967.

On the route is the Aldinville Primary School, where Chief Luthuli started schooling. Next to it is the King Shaka Observation Rock where king Shaka used to sit and watch his warriors in Hlomendlini and his cattle in Shakaskraal. The Charlotedale level crossing and railway station is also a site of significance.