The Kyalami Racetrack is South Africa's premier motor racing circuit in Kyalami, centrally situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Once a popular Formula One Grand Prix circuit, the track now provides great entertainment for motor sport enthusiasts with a variety of domestic racing events, as well as driver training, vehicle testing, exhibitions, and corporate events.
Kyalami, which is Zulu for "my home", is considered to be the home of South African motor sport. The track hosted the South African Grand Prix between 1967 and 1985, and although the last Formula One Grand Prix was held here in 1993, Kyalami still hosts international racing events such as the A1 Grand Prix and World Superbike Championship.
The 4.2km anti-clockwise circuit includes 11 turns, long straights, tight corners, and the infamous mine shaft, which continues to test even the world's best drivers. Amateurs can test their mettle on this track by hiring a single-seater race car.
Kyalami’s popular Kart Circuit is inside the main track and is used for both four-stroke “leisure kartingâ€ and the highly professional two-stroke league karting. Visitors are able to hire super karts on an hourly basis to test their stamina and reflexes around the circuit; an activity that has proven to be popular with corporate team building.
The Kyalami Driving School offers driver training and education, as well as vehicle testing. Car manufacturers such as Audi and BMW use the track for defensive driving courses to teach their customers to deal with issues like aquaplaning, skidding, and blowouts. The track is home to a car club and hosts “super carâ€ days that serve to make Kyalami a vibrant community centre for motoring enthusiasts.
Theatre on the Track, in the neighbouring Kyalami Business Park, is a privately owned events and conferencing venue. The banquet seating facility makes it popular for dinner and entertainment events, such as fundraisers and functions, and the catering services are superb.