The Bloodhound Project BLOODHOUND 500 - FAQs

What dates will BLOODHOUND SSC be running?

As an event such as this has so many variables, we are currently only able to confirm that BLOODHOUND 500 will take place between mid-October and the end of November. Final dates and package details will be announced in April, giving enough time to book flights and transfers to Upington.

The safe running of BLOODHOUND SSC is weather dependent.  While we will make every possible effort to run the Car on the prescribed date, the safety of our driver, team, spectators and local residents will take precedence.

What time of day will runs take place?

It is likely that runs will take place during the cool early mornings.

How close are the viewing areas? Can I see the Car running?

The planned viewing areas are approximately 2km from the “flying mile” and are on slightly raised ground.

Will there be access to the Car and team for photos etc?

The BLOODHOUND Project is delighted to offer a truly unique opportunity: the chance to experience this historic occasion as part of the desert team, with privileged ‘All Areas Access’ (AAA). See www.bloodhoundssc.com/BLOODHOUND500  for more details.

Can a freelance photographer apply for media accreditation?

Yes, details will be published nearer the time.

How do I get there?

a. From UK: By air to either Johannesburg or Cape Town
b. From Johannesburg: Internal flights are available to Upington or you can drive (this takes about a day).

Do I need any special travel permits?

This depends on your country of departure and your nationality. It is recommended that you check with the South African Embassy in your country of residence.

What are the weather conditions at that time of year?

At the start of October, temperatures range from just over 5ºC (dawn) to a maximum of around 25ºC (afternoons). It becomes warmer in November, potentially up to mid-30s with nights in the mid-teens. We do not expect any rain when we are there.

Is it a malaria area?


Is the event suitable for children?

The primary objective of the BLOODHOUND project is to inspire children in STEM subjects. Children are most welcome!

How do I get more information?

Keep coming back to our website as it is updated regularly.