King of the Fort 2016 Flyer

About King of the Fort

King of the Fort is a Downhill Skateboarding and Luge race and freeride event hosted by First Nature at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa. 2016 will mark the 7th anniversary of KOTF.

Open Downhill Skateboard Podium King of the Fort 2015 web

#KOTF2016 will be held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of July 2016. The Schedule is roughly as follows:

Saturday: Sunday:
7:00: set-up 7am: Set-up
8:00: Rider Check-in
8am: Warm-up runs begin
10:00: Practice Runs begin 11am: Final Racing begins!
12:00: ish: Round Robin Racing!   Racing order (TBC):
17:00 pack up for the day.     Street Luge
      Masters Downhill Skateboard (DHSB)
      Classic Luge
      Junior 1 DHSB
      Junior 2 DHSB
      Open DHSB

Prize giving will follow straight after the final race. We expect that to be sometime between 3pm and 5pm but can't confirm exactly due to the nature of the sport.

Follow First Nature on social media for live updates from the event. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.


King of the Fort Gravity Race 2015 Sponsors

King of the Fort offers brands and companies a unique sponsorship opportunity where they can market directly to the most enthusiastic and influential downhill skateboarders in the country. These are the guys who are most active on social media which means that if your brand is visible at KOTF, it’s sure to be caught in videos and photos that will flood the internet during and after the event. KOTF is a unique event in that for the past 6 years the winner has gone on to become the SA champ of that year meaning that it is a very technical hill to win but since the maximum speeds reached are very low (+- 60km/h) it is not intimidating for beginners. That's what makes KOTF a favourite for pros and beginners alike, giving brands the opportunity to advertise to a wide range of skateboarders and spectators.

Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring King of the Fort 2016 or future events.

These are our confirmed sponsors for #KOTF2016:
Longboarding SA, Sector 9 Skateboards, G-Form, Black Sheep, Rockstar Energy, Gunslinger Longboards, Fat Ant Bushings, Action Gear, Niva Surf Co., Pioneer Dj Institute.    

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Voortrekker Monument

Eeufees Rd, Pretoria


A special thanks to Longboarding South Africa for this awesome website!