Michele du Plessis
The Round Table White River 64 recently announced the “save the date” for the Sabie Tube Race 2021 for the 5th and 6th of February 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the devastating effect it has had on business across South Africa, the White River 64 table (the host of the event) felt that this event was needed more than ever, to spark tourism in Sabie, to provide much-needed cash injections into local businesses and to try and unite people by providing a save, fun-filled weekend in the beautiful Town of Sabie.
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the second wave of infections, the STR has been postponed to the weekend of March 12 and 13, 2021.
“Due to the cost of this event (production, infrastructure and band), it all will depend on President Ramaphosa on opening up the country and providing the opportunity to have more guests. We require the country to be opened for the event to be a success. Without this, the event will be postponed until where it makes financial sense to host it. However, due to the continued health risks that Covid 19 will still impose, sanitizer stations and screening will still be done at the check-in as well as masks will be required. These regulations will be met if it is still imposable by law,” Johannes Coetzee said.