All roads lead to Jwaneng in case you didn’t get the Memo. Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO), SA National Off Road Car Racing Association (SANORA) & Mascom annually bring together Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race which takes place in Jwaneng every year in June and the 2016 race is scheduled for the 24-26 June.
This event continues to grow in popularity and it will be in its 35th Year drawing spectators from neighboring countries and abroad. The event has for the past three years been included as one of the feeder races to the Dakar Rally as one of the four events in the world to gain that status. This is the biggest off road race in Africa, with a following of over 120 000 spectators.
This family event starts off in the morning at 0800hrs with an epic and electrifying start that is always witnessed by elders, families and motor sport enthusiasts as well. People literally brave the cold winter mornings to reach the start off point and witness the start
The theme for the 2016 Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race was ‘Don’t Spoil It,’ a safety campaign aimed at the overall preservation of the event. As we all get absorbed in the epic entertainment, we should always remember to stay safe while having fun!