The use of a GPS is compulsory at the Roof of Africa.
We recommend that you use one of the following Garmin GPS’s – Etrex 10, Etrex 20, Etrex 30, Etrex 22x, Etrex 32x, Etrex 35, Etrex 25, Foretrex 401 and Foretex 601.
If the Garmin GPS you wish to use is not on the list please email us at email@example.com to ensure the GPS will be accepted.
A good GPS mount is essential – please ensure you get this before the event and test with it beforehand to ensure everything is in good working condition.
Ensure that you bring additional and sufficient batteries for the duration of the event – these will not be supplied.
Stay tuned for our special how-to-video coming soon.
If you are unsure if you GPS battery will last the entire day, then bring spare batteries. Also test the type of batteries used for longevity.
Being comfortable in using your GPS is essential, we suggest testing rigorously before the event to ensure you understand your device.
**Note that additionally all routes will be thoroughly marked using a neon pink, biodegradable spray paint, the GPS is used as a safety and confirmation tool.