Starting at Gariep Motors Kimberley
The Amageza Rally is one of the biggest off-road rallies in Africa and a seeding race for the Dakar.
Founded in 2011 by Alexander Nel, the Amageza Rally will celebrate its 5th Anniversary in 2015.
The Course will run from Kimberley (Gariep Motors Kimberley) in the Northern Cape from the 29th of August 2015 to Southern / Central Botswana and Springbok in Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, then return to Kimberley (Gariep Motors Kimberley) on the 5th of September 2015. (Approximately 4911km)
Amageza is the local Southern African (Xhosa) word for “crazy” a vital ingredient you will need to brave this gruelling rally challenge and win through for a coveted Finisher’s Medal.
Facing long marathon stages, competitors traverse “liaison” and “special” race sections in the rally adventure style similar to the Dakar Rally event.
First run in 2011, the Amageza Rally is Southern Africa’s only multi-day/stage rally, with a daily moving bivouac that crosses a breath-taking, diverse variety of terrain: Mountain Ranges, dense African Bush, giant Salt Pans, Karoo semi-dessert, the world renown Namib-Kalahari Dessert and the unforgiving Skeleton Coast.
Stage 1 & 2: Kimberley (Gariep Motors Kimberley)- Kang
Stage 3 & 4: Kang- Ghazi-Kang
Stage 5 : Kang-Hakskeenpan
Stage 6 : Hakskeenpan – Springbok
Stage 7 : Springbok – Kimberley (Gariep Motors Kimberley)
Gariep Motors Kimberley (Jeep) will host the start and finish of the 2015 Amageza Rally, with special V.I.P Guests, participants of the rally, Ministers of Botswana, (Minister of Tourism and Wildlife, Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture) and South Africa as well as top clients.
Scrutinizing and presentations limited to motorcycle and selective categories of rally cars, pre-race documentations, vehicle and competitor scrutineering, briefings and presentations run from 08:00 to 21:00 on the 29th of August 2015 at the 2015 Amageza Rally opening bivouac at Gariep Motors Kimberley, 112 Long Street, Kimberley.
Top Motorcycles, Side-by-Side riders and cars from South Africa and Multiple winners from Roof of Africa and participants of the Dakar Rally, who participate in the 2015 Amageza Cross Country Rally, will be hosted here at Gariep Motors Kimberley on the 29th of August 2015. Public are all welcome: Boerewors Rolls, Music and Cold Drink will be available. We regret, there is no parking available on the premises, yet parking is available across the road of Gariep Motors Kimberley.