Given an affine system on a full-dimensional polytope, the problem of reaching a particular facet of the polytope, using continuous piecewise-affine state feedback is studied. Necessary conditions and sufficient conditions for the existence of a solution are derived in terms of linear inequalities on the input vectors at the vertices of the polytope. Special attention is paid to affine systems on full-dimensional simplices. In this case, the necessary and sufficient conditions are equivalent and a constructive procedure yields an affine feedback control law, that solves the reachability problem under consideration. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.