Our Checkpoints are located at the heart of each incredibly unique country. So you can expect to see and experience the very best of Southern Africa's animals, natural beauty, her people, their cultures, traditions and way of life. 

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The success story of the last 20 years! In 1994 South Africa, once led by international icon and national treasure Nelson 'Tata Madiba' Mandela, who created a 21st century democracy which today stands as a beacon of hope and freedom to the world!  

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The country's populations is completely and utterly sports mad, and it's not surprising the country has successfully hosted Rugby, Cricket and Football World Cup tournaments.  Famous for the "Rainbow Nation", hundreds of tribes, rich cultures, traditions, customs and beliefs, mind-blowing landmarks, wild animals, beautiful scenery..

Population: 50 million
Languages: 11 Official. Mostly English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu.
Currency: Rand
Which side of the road: Left
Road Condition: Excellent
I’ll get locked up for: Saying the word “Nkandla!"

Top Attractions: Table Mountain, shark-cage diving, Springboks, Bafana Bafana, Chad Le Clos, Chad's Dad, Charlize Theron, Sharlto Copley, Kruger Park, Leon Schuster.


Checkpoint Namibia

This country prides itself on being peaceful, forgiving, making good food, surrounding yourself with plenty of relaxed people and giving you access to more open space and wild animals than anywhere in the world.

Population: 2 million
Languages: 9 Official, mainly English, Afrikaans and German
Currency: Namibian Dollar / South African Rand / US Dollar
Which side of the road: Left
Road Condition: Excellent (Long LOOOONG straights!)
You'll get locked up for: Getting out your car in a National Park!

Top Attractions: Fish River Canyon, world famous red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, Etosha National Park, the Kalahari Desert & the Skeleton Coast, deserted mining towns and the Dragon's Breath (the largest underground fresh water lake and river system in the world)


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The mighty Zambezi is the lifeblood of the country with millions of people coming to Livingstone each year to experience the Victoria Falls! (and the famous 'Mosi' beer!). The country's Agriculture, Mining and Tourism industries are booming, driving Zambia's economy, a country that is on-the-up in a big way!

Population: 12 million
Languages: 11 Official,  mainly English, Bemba, Nyanja
Currency: Zambian Kwacha (now with 3 less zeros)
Side of the road: Left
Road Condition: Excellent, a but narrow after Lusaka.
I’ll get locked up for: possessing naughty plants (*especially if you drive a red city golf.)

Top Attractions:  The magnificent Zambezi River and the incredible Victoria Falls! Crocodiles, hippos, elephants, man-eating fish! White River Rafting, Bungee Jumping and plenty plenty of activities to satisfy your adrenaline cravings!


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"Malawi Malawi" (as it has become affectionately known by Put Footers) will surprise you beyond measure. Some of the poorest people you will ever meet, yet quite possibly the friendliest and kindest people on the planet, with a reputation that far precedes their talents, whether it be crafting wood, metal, fabrics or even making tasty food!  Home of the Nali Peri Peri Sauce,"The hottest peri-peri in Africa!".  You will never want to leave this beautiful land nor its people.

Population: 15 million
Languages: 2 Official,  mainly English, Chichewa
Currency: Malawi Kwacha / U.S Dollar / SA Rand
Which side of the road: Left
Road Condition: Good... but be careful, because there are people everywhere.
I’ll get locked up for: speeding and not having 3rd party insurance.

Top Attractions:  Lake Malawi, Peri-Peri, Home-baked bread, beaches, diving, fishing, boating and the people!


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Arguably Africa's best kept secret. The most beautiful coastline, warm waters and golden beaches in the world. Delicsious freshly baked bread, seafood pulled from the sea daily, and coconut filled plams trees... this land can only be described as a true African paradise! 

Population: 15 million
Languages: 1 Official: Portguege, some English here and there..
Currency: Mozam Metical / U.S Dollar / SA Rand
Which side of the road: Left
Road Condition: Not so good! Potholes and huge speedbumps
I’ll get locked up for: speeding, incorrect vehicle papers, cheekiness.

Top Attractions:  The best peri-peri chicken, beaches, warm sea waters, tropical climate, and the best seafood in the world!