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February 25, 2023 2 min read

Karting, also known as go-karting, is a popular motorsport activity in Cape Town and South Africa. Karting involves racing small, open-wheel cars, known as karts or go-karts, around a track. These cars are powered by small engines, usually around 100cc, and can reach speeds of up to 160km/h.

In Cape Town, there are several karting tracks available for racing enthusiasts. The Killarney International Raceway, located in Milnerton, is one of the most popular and well-known karting tracks in the city. This track has been in operation since the 1940s and has hosted many local and international racing events.

Other popular karting tracks in Cape Town include the Kenilworth Karting Circuit, located in Kenilworth, and the Century Karting Circuit, located in Century City. These tracks offer a range of different karting experiences, from casual racing to more competitive events.

Karting is also popular throughout South Africa, with many tracks located in major cities such as Johannesburg, Durban, and Port Elizabeth. The Kyalami Karting Circuit, located in Midrand, is one of the most well-known karting tracks in the country. This track has hosted many national and international karting events and offers a range of different karting experiences for both beginners and experienced racers.

There are also several karting clubs and associations in South Africa, such as the ROK Cup, South African Rotax Max Challeng,  and the Western Province Karting Club. These organizations provide a platform for karting enthusiasts to compete and connect with other like-minded individuals.

Karting is a popular activity for people of all ages in Cape Town and South Africa, with many karting tracks and events catering to both casual and competitive racers. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner looking to try something new, there are plenty of opportunities to experience the thrill of karting in this part of the world.

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