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frequently asked questions

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO CROSS THE BORDER WITH MY BIKE OR VEHICLE?

When arriving at the border on the South African side, please ask for a TEP form for your bikes. This document will need to be shown on the Botswana Customs Office. It will also be needed so that you can take your machines back into South Africa without being charged VAT.

DO WE NEED TO ARRANGE OUR OWN ACCOMMODATION FOR THE NIGHT BEFORE THE START OF THE RALLY?

Yes. Our package only constists of accommodation during the rally. If you are self camping, you can camp at the start line.

If you are not camping and are lodging the whole way, a good option to stay at is Town Lodge Gaborone.

How many kilometers do we cover each day?

One day 1, the distance is approximately 300km. Day 2 is 110km and Day 3 is 180km. The optional breakfast ride is less than 100km.

do our back-up cars follow the route?

No, your back-up vehicles will follow along the main roads to each overnight stop. You do not need a 4×4, but it would be a good idea to have a vehicle that has enough ground clearance for travelling on a dirt road.

What is the programme of events?

Please click here for a copy of the programme.

WHAT IS THE WELCOME EVENING ALL ABOUT?

At the Welcome Evening, which will be held at Melo Park, riders and drivers will be introduced to the public and will also have the opportunity to have some racing fun. There will be:

  • Enduro-cross for the two-wheelers
  • Oval flat track for quads 
  • Junior circuit for the juniors
  • Mud run for the 4x4s
  • Short circuit race for the Side-by-Sides

are there any other costs?

Yes. If you have not booked your meals with us, you will need to pay for those seaparately at each venue.

Entry into Melo Park is not covered in our entry fee, the fee is P40, please bring cash for this.

Your drinks are not included, so you will need to settle your bill at each venue before checking out.

What covid regulations are there when crossing back into my country of residence?

You should check with the border that you are entering home through to find out what the COVID regulations are there.

However, upon our own questioning, you need a PCR negative test result to get back into our neighboring countries.

What are the current COVID requirements to get into Botswana?

The following gazette was issued by the Botswana government. Please click here for a link to the gazette.

where is the start line?

The start line is at Melo Park. Please click here for the location pin for Melo Park.

WHAT SHOULD WE bring?

Please click here for a list of possible items that you should bring with for the event.

do the adventure riders/drivers follow the same route as the competitors?

Yes. Everyone will follow the same route. Competitors will be sent off first, so as to not get tangled up with competitors.

What are the rules?

Yes. Please click here for a copy of the Supplementary Regulations.

How does the fuel work?

The fuel is sponsored by TswanaFuel. At the Welcome Evening we will fill your jerry cans for Day 1 of the rally. Thereafter, every evening jerry cans will be refilled for the next day.

will there be food and drinks at Melo Park for the Welcome EVening?

Yes. There will be food on sale and a cash bar available.

where can i get a covid test done so that i can go home?

We are currently organising for a COVID testing team to meet us at Kwa Nokeng to do COVID tests for those who need in order to get back home.

Should this not happen, the closest place to get a test done is Palapye, if you are going to exit at Martins Drift.

If you are planning to exit at Thlokweng border which is closest to Gaborone, then Gaborone would be the best place. The cheapest place is Optimum Health, you can contact them on +267 3115478 to confirm hours of operation and result times.

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