Did you know?
Kyalami, which is isiZulu for "my home", is indeed regarded as the home of South African motor sport.
Kyalami was a popular Formula One Grand Prix circuit for many years. Although the last Formula One Grand Prix held here was in 1993, Kyalami still hosts A1 racing and superbike events as well as all manner of other motorsports.
The 4.263km anii-clockwise Kyalami circuit includes 11 turns and is a heady mix of long straights, tricky corners and the infamous mine shaft, which continues to test even the world's best drivers.
Kyalami hosts a variety of domestic racing events, as well as driver training and vehicle testing. Most weekends the sounds of racing engines can be heard as fans flock to a variety of events featuring all kinds of wheels from motor bikes to racing cars.
In addition to watching motorsport, you can also test your own skills in various high-speed activities at Kyalami. Super karts can be rented for 30-minute or one-hour sessions, for drivers to test their stamina and reflexes around the circuit. Single-seater racing cars can also be hired through Fantastic Racing.
BMW and Audi also use the track to teach their drivers the skills of defensive driving − skidding, aquaplaning, blowouts.
Kyalami also plays host to corporate events and exhibitions and as it is only 30 minutes away from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, is both central and convenient.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Kyalami Race Track
Tel: +27 (0)11 466 2800
How to get here
Kyalami is 20km north of Johannesburg along the M1. Take the Allandale off-ramp (exit 108) west. The racetrack is straight in front of you at the end of the road.
Around the area
Kyalami Country Club, Beaulieu Nature Reserve.
Try karting, or a single-seater racing car.
What to pack
Ear plugs come in handy.
Where to stay
There are numerous hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Midrand, Pretoria and greater Johannesburg.
Keep an eye on the website for updates about events at Kyalami.