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The Eastern Cape Bajodini Bush Race
 By Winniefield Park   •   4th Feb 2020   •   1,225 views   •   0 comments


Bush racing is common in many areas. These races take place in remote countryside spaces were an impromptu track is set up, and spectators stand on the sidelines, separated by a small rope, if that. One such race takes place in a province of South Africa called The Eastern Cape. Each Boxing Day (December 26) race fans gather to watch umhambro, a race of horses ridden at a brisk rack, long distance racing, and more traditional flat racing. The Bajodini, Eastern Cape
particular race has been held since 1919 and efforts are being made to formalize the races and capitalize on them as tourist attractions.

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