The final Red Bull Hard Enduro of 2016 heads to South Africa for the mother of ‘em all, The Motul Roof of Africa…

The Roof of Africa had its humble beginnings in 1967 when Bob Phillips, a Roads Engineer working in Lesotho, approached the Sports Car Club in Johannesburg and asked them if they would like to run a race over the worst road in the world that he had just finished building. The Roof of Africa was born! 

The event continued to grow through the 70’s 80’s and 90’s and the legend continued to grow. Up until 1982 the event ran right across Lesotho with overnight stops in either Matatiele or Sani Pass. 



From 1982 the event has been contained within the borders of Lesotho. The Roof of Africa was also attracting overseas interest and regular participation from overseas competitors. 

Worldwide, Hard Enduro or Extreme Enduro has become increasingly popular and the Roof became known as the mother of hard enduro. 

Covering over 425km of the harshest terrain known to man, the Roof of Africa is one of the most treacherous and demanding hard enduro racing routes in the world, and this year’s race is set to be the toughest and most exciting one yet! 

With a few new additions to the course and some old favourites being brought back, this year’s Roof will allow for a lot more spectatorship and action. This year’s Roof of Africa will commence on Thursday 30 November 2016 and will finish on Saturday 03 December 2016.