Stanbic Bank Botswana takes pride in being part of a large banking group rooted in Africa but reaching out to all corners of the world. In 2015, Stanbic Bank Botswana came on board to support the programme by upgrading and expanding existing facilities at Lekgolobotlo Clinic. And expanded their sponsorship to become presenting partner in 2016. Stanbic Bank Botswana supports the race both financially and by showing true support, from the CEO Leina Gabrane and the overwhelming support from the organisation and their teams that take part in the race.






AVANI Gaborone Resort & Casino is our official Hotel & Hospitality Partner and Thursday's Registration will also be hosted at the hotel. A special price for all riders and their families are available! This rate will include an early morning breakfast on Friday morning.View their accommodation special for all riders here



Kgalagadi Breweries Limited, St. Louis Lager and Castle Lite are the official sponsors of the Gem Diamonds Kalahari Challenge presented by Stanbic Bank "Chill Zone"and the free energy and sports drinks for all the finishers! The luxury St. Louis Lager Chill Zone is fully stocked with ice-cold St. Louis Lager and . A sparkling, easy-drinking, thirst-quenching, refreshing beer, ideally suited to the Botswana climate and the perfect way to end of a good days ride in the Bushveld. 








 BOKOMO Botswana is a major producer and distributor of a variety of FMCG products that are enjoyed by the people in Botswana. Bokomo Botswana’s sponsorship with support from Clover ensures that all riders enjoy awesome, nutritious breakfasts at the start of every stage and in their goodie bags. They are also proud sponsors of two Bokomo Botswana teams ready to take on the 2017 race.



GMR Freights, owned by Rob and Andrew Carle, transports goods all over Southern Africa. Rob Carle is a cyclist himself and their sponsorship ensures riders luggage is transported during the race arrives safe and sound. They also proudly sponsor the campsite bike shop. 






Medswana has a growing reputation for supporting and sponsoring sports, health and fitness events across Botswana. Medswana proudly supports the Gem Diamonds Kalahari Challenge with a power filled waterpoint on Stage 2, keeping the riders hydrated with water bottles and all supplying all their USN sport product requirements.






These three great local bike shops have offered their time, expertise and special mechanical support packages for the race.