Best Sporting Events in Botswana


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Makgadikgadi Epic

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The Makgadikgadi Epic is like the name says an epic skydiving event which is taking place this year from 12 - 15 July. It is a once in a lifetime experience that would tie in perfectly with your Botswana holiday whether you are travelling via fly-in, self-drive or guided safari. The Makgadikgadi Epic is hosted on the salt pans which in our opinion is one of the most magical regions of Botswana. Ju... More info

Khawa Dune Challenge & Cultural Festival

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This annual festival is hosted by the Botswana Tourism Organisation together with the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture as well as Botswana Motor Sport. The event is hosted in a small village called Khawa approximately 167 km south-west of Tsabong in the Kgalagadi District. The event is a combination of sports and fun offering a variety of quad and motorbike challenges, camel rides and cultural... More info

Toyota Kalahari 1000 Desert Race

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The Toyota 1000 Desert Race has been taking place for over 35 years on an annual basis and is the biggest off-road race in Africa. It usually takes place at the end of June every year and attracts competitors from all of Southern Africa. With it's growing popularity it draws in over 120,000 spectators with audiences arriving from the surrounding countries as well as overseas.   The competi... More info

Nedbank Tour de Tuli

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The Nedbank Tour de Tuli is an annual bike tour where you will be cycling in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. It is a charitable event contributing towards the Children in the Wilderness and Wilderness Wildlife Trust charity programs.  The Tour de Tuli is one of the few cycling events Botswana has to offer and has been running successfully for the past 14 years. The year 2019 will see ... More info

Mascom National Derby

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The Mascom Derby first started in 2006 and has become an annual event taking place around easter. It attracts a number of competitors both local and from neighbouring countries such as Namibia and South Africa. In the past years it has attracted over 10,000 viewers to see approximately 70 jockeys fight to win in a number of events varying between 800m, 1000m, 1400m, 1600m and 2400m. It gives the B... More info