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Rally Round Africa

1-27 October 2018


An exhilarating and luxurious safari from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town

The Adventure of a Lifetime

We invite you to join us on an exhilarating new expedition – Rally Round Africa 2018. Exploring the iconic landscapes, cultures and wildlife of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland and South Africa, the 6700km route from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town features everything from lush forests to awesome deserts, fertile vineyards, vibrant cities, legendary coastlines and fabulous game reserves – the four-week itinerary includes no fewer than six safari drives, so you are sure to see Africa’s ‘big five’ game animals (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros) and much more besides. Staying in fabulous lodges and hotels, and dining in style, it will surely be the adventure of a lifetime.

The Rally Round team has extensive experience of organising events in Africa. Director and Royal Geographical Society member Liz Wenman has worked in South Africa and with Free The Children in Kenya, whilst Rally Coordinator Heidi Winterbourne and internationally renowned Route Designer and Clerk of the Course Kim Bannister have together run a number of very successful African rallies.

In keeping with our established philosophy, Rally Round Africa will be a luxurious, relaxed and highly sociable event, suitable for expert and novice crews alike and open to any vintage or pre-1975-type classic car. Rally Round maintains a safety record second to none, and there will be no hazardous speed sections, night driving, car-breaking terrain or trick navigation – the entire route will be set out in a comprehensive and straightforward roadbook.

Spectacular drives will be spiced with timed regularity (time-speed-distance) sections for those who wish to compete but there will be alternative routes for those who prefer to tour, with plenty of rest days for all. As ever, we will be accompanied by fully qualified medical personnel and mechanical support teams, and you may rely on our expert advice and assistance with everything from car preparation to shipping and insurance. You’ll find more details including the event regulations in the Rally Round Africa brochure, which you may download via the link on this page

The rally will be a truly international affair, as we already have crews from the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and the UK – our latest entrants are Jeremy and Oliver Holden in a 1955 Morgan Plus 4 and Gary Anderson and Count Harry Dobrzensky in a 1930 Ford Model A Cabriolet. Kim and Nikki Bannister are presently in Africa conducting a detailed route recce, and you can follow their progress via Rally Round’s Facebook page. Do please note that there is a limit to the number of cars we can accommodate on this event, so if you would like to take part or have any questions we recommend you contact the Rally Office as soon as possible via the Enquiry button at the top of this page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Latest Entries

 DriverCo-DriverCarEngine Size (cc)Category
David Berks (CAN)Barbara Berks (CAN)1929 Chrysler 754600Vintage
Gary Anderson (CAN)Count Harry Dobrzensky (CAN)1930 Ford Model A Cabriolet3300Vintage
Mark Winkelman (USA)Dorinda Winkelman (USA)1932 Plymouth PB33213Vintage
Alec Hammond (GBR)Barbara Hammond (GBR)1937 Alvis Speed 253571Vintage
Laurie Lyford (USA)Pamela Lyford (USA)1938 Chevrolet Fangio Coupe3540Vintage
Chris Beighton (GBR)Judy Beighton (GBR)1940 Bentley4000Vintage
Mathew Telling (AUS)Will Keogh (GBR)1950 Bentley MkIVTBCClassic
Tony Allen TBC1951 Bentley Tourer4556Classic
Johannes Lips (BEL)TBC1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 B Cabriolet2195Classic
Jeremy Holden (GBR)Oliver Holden (GBR)1955 Morgan Plus 42000Classic
Dr Karl Schafer (DEU)Stephanie Schafer (DEU)1958 Mercedes-Benz 220 S2195Classic
Philip Lindsten (SWE)TBC1959 MGA Twin Cam1950Classic
Claudine Bloom (GBR)Andrew Twort (GBR)1965 Volvo 122 Amazon1800Classic
David Owens (USA)Scott Owens (AUS)1965 Ford Mustang Convertible2600Classic
Marc De Nil (BEL)Michel De Nil (BEL)1971 Porsche 911 T2200Classic
Steve Lambert (AUS)Ruth Lambert (AUS)1973 BMW 2002 Touring1990Classic
Lorenzo Castellini (ITA)Paolo Mellonoi (ITA)1973 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 1.3 1290Classic
Serge Berthier (FRA)Jacqueline Berthier (FRA)1973 Cotroen Maserati SM2670Classic
John Davis (AUS)Colleen Davis (AUS)1974 Mercedes-Benz 2302300Classic
Francis Verbeiren (BEL)Ilse Raemen (BEL)1976 Porsche 911S2700Classic
Paul Smith (AUS)Hilarie Smith (AUS)1977 Mercedes-Benz 280E2800Classic
Johan Gitsels (NLD)Walter Op T'Roodt (BEL)TBCTBCTBC

Rally Round AfricaRally Round Africa will visit some of the world’s most spectacular locations, such as the Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga, above