Calling all thrill-seekers: 5 places to go karting in Johannesburg

Posted by Taylah Strauss on 21 December 2021

Go-karting takes place typically on small circuit tracks for family fun, but since its inception in the United States in the 1950s, it has become recognised as a professional sport worldwide, according to Britannica.

Since go-karts or shifter karts are open vehicles, there is no protection for the driver besides protective gear and a helmet. Naturally, kart racing has become a popular choice amongst adrenaline junkies seeking their next fix.

The good news is you don’t need to be a professional to get behind the wheel. There are many informal kart racing tracks in South Africa, so if you’re seeking your next thrill in the City of Gold, look no further. We have compiled a list of places to go-kart racing in Johannesburg.

1. Randburg Raceway

This venue is ideal for any occasion, from corporate team building to children’s parties. Randburg Raceway imports karts from Italy, and caters from ages seven to 70. Operating seven days a week from 10am until late, they guarantee an adrenaline-pumping experience that will leave you coming back for more.

Rates: To view their rates, visit their site here.
Address: 9 Samantha Street, Randburg.
Contact details: Call 011 792 2260 or email [email protected]

2. GZ Adventures

GZ Adventures proudly boasts well-maintained go-karts that allow you to either take a leisure cruise around the tracks, or speed around challenging tracks according to your rider level. All protective gear required to ride is provided by them, and they take on groups of any size.

In addition to go-karting, GZ Adventures also offers the following activities: abseiling, archery, hiking, geckoing, horseback riding, paintball, quad biking and river rafting.

Rates: To request a quote visit their site here.

Address: Pelindaba Road, Lanseria

Contact details: Call 067 727 6521 or email [email protected]

3. Compu-Kart Indoor Go-Karting

This indoor race track offers all kinds of specialised events: from birthdays to bachelor’s parties, from team building to just ‘arrive and drive’, they’ve got it all. Compu-Kart imports specifically designed karts to grace their challenging 300m circuit – which is maintained daily.

Rates: To view their rates visit their site here.

Address: Stoneridge Shopping Centre, c/o Modderfontein & Hereford Roads Greenstone Park, Edenvale

Contact details: Call 011 609 0076 or email [email protected]

4. IndyKart Indoor GoKarting

IndyKart proudly offers a wide array of functions that they cater to, such as parties, league events, team building events and bachelor parties. With a 200m track, IndyKart offers one other unique feature: They have four locations across Johannesburg, so you can take your pick!

Their karts are enhanced with the latest SODIKART technologies to optimise both safety, performance and maintenance. They welcome beginners, amateurs and professionals.

Rates: To view their rates, visit their site here.

Address: To view the locations of all four tracks, click here.

Contact details: Call 011 764 2771 or email [email protected]

5. Kyalami Indoor Karting

Kyalami Indoor Karting is an upmarket indoor karting circuit, offering packages for all types of events. They do not have a height requirement, but all riders are required to be 12 years old or older.

Their packages include arrive and drive, grand prix, and super grand prix. With each package both the number of people and the difficulty increase.

Rates: To view their rates, visit their site here.

Address: Entrance 16, Level C4, Mall of Africa, Midrand

Contact details: Call 076 212 2209 or email [email protected]

Pictures: Supplied


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