CAPE 1000 Welcomes the Public!

South Africa's most beautiful drive is back with the Cape 1000 Road Rally, showcasing South Africa's finest automotive machines. The event's second edition promises to be even bigger and better than the previous one, with an exceptional line-up of vehicles from the last 70 years set to participate.

The Cape 1000 is about displaying rare and exotic cars and allowing owners to compete and enjoy their machines across the scenic Western Cape. This year's event, scheduled to take place from 19-23 March 2023, will include a Bugatti Veyron, a Ferrari Daytona, a Bentley Blue Train, a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, and a Datsun Y 1600 SSS, among others.

"With such an incredible line-up of some of the rarest vehicles in South Africa, we thought it would be amazing to share the opportunity to see them in the flesh with the public," said Vanessa Crichton, Cape 1000 Event Director. 

The event will host various driving challenges, including a timed rally, mountain passes, a track day, and a long-haul driving adventure.

The Cape 1000 Road Rally offers an exceptional opportunity for spectators to see some of the most spectacular cars South Africa has to offer. The event will feature a selection of free viewing areas where visitors can watch the competitors in action or get up close and personal with the vehicles.

The event schedule and viewing locations are subject to change, but as of now, they are as follows:

19 March 2023

14h00-17h00 Quay 6: V&A Waterfront in front of Table Bay Hotel – Dress Code: Vintage Sunday (registration)

20 March 2023

08h30-09h30 Quay 6: V&A Waterfront in front of Table Bay Hotel (watch the start)

10h00-10h30 Victoria Road/M6 Camps Bay (driving)

11h30-12h00 Muizenburg Baden Powell Dr (beach parking)

12h45-14h00 Clarence Drive – Between Gordon's Bay/Kleinmond (driving)

21 March 2023

07h30-08h30 Gearing's Point Hermanus (parked vehicle & start Day 2)

11h15-12h30 Old Jail Coffee House Riversdale

16h00-17h00 Checkers Parking York Street (Parade)

22 March 2023

09h00-09h30 Depart Fancourt Hotel (start Day 3)

11h45-13h00 Karoo Art Hotel (stop)

13h40 R62 Montagu (driving)

23 March 2023

09h00-09h30 Huguenot Str. R45 Franschhoek (driving)

16h00 Silo Precinct V&A Waterfront (end of the rally)

The Cape 1000 Road Rally will take place around Cape Town and Hermanus, heading towards George and then Franschhoek and back to Cape Town, offering an excellent opportunity for car enthusiasts to witness Africa's most beautiful drive.

For those who can't attend the event, there are several ways to follow the action on social media under Cape 1000, and the live viewing areas are available online at Interested parties can also see the entry list at

Instagram: @thecape1000

Facebook: @thecape1000

Hashtag: #Cape1000

Furthermore, TopGear South Africa will participate in the event behind the wheel of a stunning 1957 MGA Roadster 1600.

The Cape 1000 Road Rally is an event that car enthusiasts wouldn't want to miss. So bring your family and friends to enjoy Africa's most beautiful drive.