Located in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand near Johannesburg is re-entering the world stage of motorsport for the first time since its renovations were completed in 2016. The race track is famous for having hosted the South African Grand Prix and one of the old highlights on the annual sportscar calendar: The Kyalami 9 Hours endurance race – the first of which at this circuit was held in 1961 and the last in full duration in 1988. This race is now being resurrected by the Intercontinental GT Challenge.
The circuit’s name, Kyalami, which comes from the word “Khaya lami” means “my home” in Zulu, one of South Africa’s eleven national languages. With a length of 4.522 kilometres, the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit still retains a section of the original layout from when it was originally opened in 1961.