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.
How many kilometers do we cover each day?
One day 1, the distance is approximately 250km. Day 2 is 110km and Day 3 is 180km. These may change depending on the rivers closer to the time.
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?
An up-dated programme of events will be sent out closer to the time of the event.
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.
where is the start line?
The start line is at Melo Park. Please click here for the location pin for Melo Park. Please note that due to the distance of Day 1, we may change the start line.
WHAT SHOULD WE bring?
Your adventure face! Please also bring your two stroke oil mix, toolboxes and any other equipment you feel you’ll need to maintain your bike or vehicle.
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?
Have fun! We are time conscious in order to make sure everyone gets home whilst it is light, so please make sure you are on the start line at the right time. NO ALCOHOL DURING THE RIDE/DRIVE.
How does the fuel work?
Our fuel carrier is Motul. They will go ahead to each fuel stop and they will refuel you at that stop. Each fuel stop is approximately 50km.
If you have a two stroke please bring your own jerry cans, so that we can pre-mix your fuel the night before each riding 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.