KZN South Coast is a motorsports’ enthusiasts’ dream!
The KZN South Coast is an adventure activity hub, home to some of the country’s best hiking, biking and 4×4 trails. But beyond that, the Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom also happens to have the only Motorsport South Africa (MSA)-approved racing track in the province – Dezzi Raceway.
Located in Port Shepstone, Dezzi Raceway consists of a 2.4km purpose-built racing circuit that hosts adrenaline-fuelled motorsport and drifting events. With spectators welcomed back to motorsport events late last year, Dezzi Raceway has an action-packed 2022 competition calendar planned to make up for lost time!
“Whether you’re visiting the KZN South Coast for a relaxed seaside holiday with the family, to explore the hinterland and discover our agri-CULTURE sites, or for fast-speed motorsport events that really get the heart pumping, there is something to keep everyone happy!” said Phelisa Mangcu, CEO of Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT).
“The Dezzi Raceway has a long history of hosting some of the most exciting, high-octane races and it’s really wonderful that we’re able to welcome spectators back for race days, which are held almost every weekend. Visitors can even hire out the raceway for their own competitive racing adventure which is a real bucket list experience.”
Started by the Gutziet family at Dezzi Equipment, Dezzi Raceway has been developed for motorbike, car and drifting events. It’s also hired out as a corporate venue for vehicle testing and exhilarating teambuilding events. Dezzi Raceway consists of two sets of open pits, one lock-up pit, an aeroplane hangar, viewing decks and banks, marshalling towers, hospitality zones, a timing office, briefing room and a large entertainment area.
Dezzi Raceway Upcoming Events
· 9 April: Historic Tour
· 16 April: KZN Drags
· 23 April: KZN RRC
· 28 to 30 April: Bike Week
· 14 May: KZN Road Racing Club
· 21 May: KZN Drags
· 11 June: KZN Road Racing Club
· 16 to 19 June: Supertech/Drags
In addition to Dezzi Raceway, the KZN South Coast welcomes biking and 4×4 enthusiasts to its many hinterland locations. The KwaNzimakwe Multi-Trails, launched in 2019, is one such destination, providing those looking to explore the coastal forests with a range of trails from 4km to 22km in length. The KZN South Coast has played host to national bike festivals and attracts regular breakfast run visitors keen to stop at seaside locations boasting great food, great views and great company.
For a full list of motorsports’ events, download the free ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app from Google Play and Apple stores, or visit www.visitkznsouthcoast.co.za. Alternatively, check out ‘South Coast Tourism’ on Facebook or YouTube, @infosouthcoast on Twitter or Instagram, or ‘Info Ugu South Coast Tourism’ on LinkedIn. Follow the hashtags #outdoorsarein #extendyourstay #beautifulbeaches #kznsouthcoast.