The riders will have to evaluate the border opening and closing times for their race strategy of the Trans Afrika Bike Race. Some border posts are open 24 hours a day and others are only open restricted hours. The following websites have good country information and the border operating times. www.aa.co.za and wikipedia , www.golesotho.co.za and www.sntc.org.sz . The choice of border post to use may also influence what tyre choice the rider uses as some of the borders are on tarmac and the others maybe on dirt. Riders from outside of South Africa need to check if they need visa’s for South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. South African passport holders do not require visa’s.