It will probably come as no surprise that given the current havoc & uncertainty that COVID-19 continues to wreak, both in South Africa and around the world, the bi-annual Namibia Crossing that was set to take place in June this year, is being postponed to June 2022.
Uniquely, this 5 day, 200km wilderness running race through the oldest and most biologically rich mountain desert in the world, traverses over an official land border between South Africa and Namibia.
The real feature & crux of this race is crossing over from South Africa into Namibia at what is known in official immigration circles as an ‘undesignated’ border crossing point. Practically speaking, an ‘undesignated’ crossing is moving from one country to another via an unofficial immigration point that is in effect in the middle of nowhere, an activity for which we are required to get special permission from both governments. This is a process that requires long lead times and comes with very strict protocols.
The current COVID-19 situation means that, right now we have zero certainty over whether or not we would get permission for this undesignated crossing, or even to cross the border at all. With this, and all other COVID-19-related potential impacts considered, we are left with no option but to postpone.
We are confident, however, that the the remainder of 2021 will see a return to travel certainty, allowing for more confidence in international travel come 2022.
The dates for next year are 19-25th June 2022. All existing entries will be carried over to 2022 and there will be no increase in the entry fee. Entries for 2022 are open and we encourage all potential new entrants to book your spot now (button below), as places are limited!
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