SO HOW MUCH RONT / WONGA / BUCKS ARE YOU GOING TO NEED?
Trying to work out a budget for any social rally is not as easy as predicting a Zimbabwean general election. In fact there are tons of things worth taking into account while planning.

THE ENTRY FEE A highly sought after, limited entry to the Put Foot Rally. 18 days of fantastic exploring across Africa surrounded by like-minded adventurers, having the time of your life! Budget: $400pp / R6000

THE ENTRY FEE
A highly sought after, limited entry to the Put Foot Rally. 18 days of fantastic exploring across Africa surrounded by like-minded adventurers, having the time of your life!

Budget: $400pp / R6000

ACCOMMODATION It is completely up to you where you sleep each night, and Checkpoints will have options for everyone.  Hotels, Motels, Safari Lodges, Camp Sites, even backpacker hostels are awesome! Grab a room and shove all 5 of your Crew in.  Budget:  $5-$50pp / day R75 - R750 / day

ACCOMMODATION

It is completely up to you where you sleep each night, and Checkpoints will have options for everyone. 

Hotels, Motels, Safari Lodges, Camp Sites, even backpacker hostels are awesome! Grab a room and shove all 5 of your Crew in. 

Budget: 
$5-$50pp / day
R75 - R750 / day

YOUR VEHICLE You can take the easy route, a comfortable, fully functioning wagon or buy an old banger, give it a ridiculous paint job and hope like hell it gets to the Finish Line! Budget: Buy or Rent.

YOUR VEHICLE
You can take the easy route, a comfortable, fully functioning wagon or buy an old banger, give it a ridiculous paint job and hope like hell it gets to the Finish Line!

Budget: Buy or Rent.

FOOD AND DRINK The choice of food across Africa is astounding! Why not try out the local dishes and  beers in each country? P.S It is super easy to feed your Crew on the road. Stop at a local market and grab local produce for at least one good meal a day. Be healthy! Budget:  $5-$20pp / day R75 - R300 / day

FOOD AND DRINK

The choice of food across Africa is astounding! Why not try out the local dishes and  beers in each country?

P.S It is super easy to feed your Crew on the road. Stop at a local market and grab local produce for at least one good meal a day. Be healthy!

Budget: 
$5-$20pp / day
R75 - R300 / day

PETROL AND DIESEL Well, it depends very much depends on your wheels, and how heavy your foot is: feather foot or lead foot! Petrol and Diesel prices vary in each each country.  Budget: $600 / R9000

PETROL AND DIESEL
Well, it depends very much depends on your wheels, and how heavy your foot is: feather foot or lead foot! Petrol and Diesel prices vary in each each country. 

Budget: $600 / R9000

BORDER CROSSINGS AND VEHICLE INSURANCE It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that every driver in your Crew is insured to drive in each country you enter. Caution: Police, Security Services, Roadblock opportunists... EVERYONE WILL CHECK to your drivers license and insurance are valid. Please don't risk it. Budget: $300 / R6000.

BORDER CROSSINGS AND VEHICLE INSURANCE

It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that every driver in your Crew is insured to drive in each country you enter.

Caution: Police, Security Services, Roadblock opportunists... EVERYONE WILL CHECK to your drivers license and insurance are valid. Please don't risk it.

Budget: $300 / R6000.

THINGS THAT WILL AFFECT YOUR BUDGET
Before you let your bean-counting co-pilot start hustling you for the last few coins in your underpants drawer, lets take a look what will influence your budget:

  • Vehicle: hiring or buying
  • Accommodation: camping or rooms
  • The number of people in your vehicle
  • The route that your take, more countries, more border post costs
  • How thirsty your vehicle is
  • How thirsty your Crew is

TIPS ON SAVING MONEY

  • You can feed 5 people on $10/R100 per day.
  • You really don’t need $10/R150 per day per person.
  • Camping is cheaper, rooms are more expensive. Camping is more fun.
  • Fuel is cheaper in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. 
  • Fuel is expensive in Zambia and even more so in Malawi.
    • Fill jerry cans before entering Zambia.
  • Currency: Always keep US$100 in cashin case of emergency.
  • You can swop currency in each country. NEVER change more than you need.

Petrol/Diesel - it makes sense to take a jerry can or two to reduce your costs. Prices start from (prices change daily, so check and budget accordingly): 

  • South Africa - R12,10/l
  • Namibia - R10,74l
  • Zambia - R12.60 /l
  • Malawi - R15.50/l
  • Mozambique - R11.10/l
  • Botswana - R10,30/l

BORDER CROSSING COSTS
You will need to pay for entering at each Border Crossing. The costs are generally per vehicle and cover a TIP (Temporary Important Permit), Road Tax, Carbon Tax etc. Keep all your documents,stamps and receipts. 

THIRD PARTY INSURANCE
One last word of caution.
  Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique require ‘Third Party’ insurance. Not your South African insurance, but an insurance that is purchased at the border crossing.  MAKE SURE YOU BUY IT! Regardless of your South African fully comprehensive insurance. They WILL check for this insurance at every Police road-block. And you will go to jail. And we all know… bad things happen in jail. Especially in Africa! Even to Put Footers!

ALWAYS HAVE A "PLAN B"
As Leo Di Caprio once said 'TIA - This Is Africa' and anything can happen, most probably will happen... when you least expect it. It won't hurt to have a back-up plan and a few extra $$ tucked away just in case you need a new tyre or an extra ferry ride.