Put your foot to the floorCape Town, South Africa
SUV, RV, scooter, 1970s Volkswagen Beetle – anything goes during the annual Put Foot Rally. And entrants can expect the same loosey-goosey approach when it comes to almost every element of the race, which the coordinators declare is definitely “not a race”. A lack of organisation, resources and a general mentality of insouciance is held in high regard on this “roughly, sort of, in the region of 8000-kilometre” rally, and responsibility for organising the route, accommodation, food and insurance rests with you. Meander through six southern African nations – South Africa (Cape Town is the starting point), Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique – stopping at six different checkpoints for six different parties in 19 days.
The goal of Put Foot is to leave a charitable footprint behind through its foundation. Money raised goes to providing school shoes for children and helping to save endangered animals, some of which you may encounter during your travels. NB: do not feed the wildlife, or allow the wildlife to feed on you.
- This is a road trip like no other traversing 8,000 kilometres and six African nations
- Dressing up for the party at each checkpoint is part of the fun
- This is a really different way to see classic sights like Etosha National Park and Lake Malawi
- You’re responsible for everything, from the car to accommodation, so it’s not something you can do on a whim
From US$430 per person.