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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
Unread postPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:57 am 
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We have just got back from Kruger and the stop goes caught us every time, average time we had to wait was 30-40 mins

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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
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There is only one stop go so the total time in one direction was 30-40 mins, in other words going there 30-40 mins and coming back the same You may be lucky and catch it open, we didn't :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
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The stop is between Nelspruit and Malelane,the road between Malelane and CB is also under construction, but you can bypass it by taking the road left past Ngwenya lodge, there is a sign up showing you where to turn left off the N4, you come out between Komatipoort and CB gate, good road and no extra distance

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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
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Hi, does anyone know when these roadworks are due to finish? We are travelling in September and am wondering if we need to consider the potential delay here?

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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
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You can look at the website for the N4 - www.tracn4.co.za or email them on helpdesk@tracn4.co.za and ask them when they think the roadworks will be finished. We initally were told August 2014 but dont think that will be the case.

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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:55 am 
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penolva wrote:
Any up to date news? Will be driving from Old Joes Kia to Melanie 3 September. Which is the best Woolworth's store for stocking up for two weeks? Is there one in Nelspruit? Thanks Pen

We went through the stop and go coming back home on 3 June - we waited about 40 min. I noticed the sign said "Average waiting time - 90min" :shock: :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
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:doh: Will be travelling there on Sunday. I know that there is a stop and go between Malelane and Croc Bridge and Carol g has given me good advice on the detour there.

We will be travelling the road from Carolina, Badplaas and Barberton, coming into the N4 just before Malelane.

Where exactly is this stop between Nelspruit and Malelane? Very near to Malelane?

Always better to know beforehand what is waiting :D

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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
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The stop and go is in the "gorge" section of the road, so well on the Nelspruit side of the Nkomazi toll plaza.

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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
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On www dot tomtom dot com /livetrafffic/, it seems that the roadworks is between Krokodilpoort and Kaapmuiden. And delays can be from as short as 10 minutes to as long as 108 minutes (gasp!).

Has anyone tried taking the D286 through Krokodilpoort Nature Reserve to avoid the roadworks? From googlemaps streetview, it seems that this road is in good condition, albeit narrow. Likely it will involve slow travelling as it goes through a nature reserve, but slow travel is better than sitting and waiting for a 'stop' sign to turn into a 'go' sign for 108 minutes...


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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
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Leanawel wrote:

We will be travelling the road from Carolina, Badplaas and Barberton, coming into the N4 just before Malelane.



We used this route in December.
There was an accident near Millies in the N4, so used this alternate route.
The roads were in a good condition, though it adds 100km to the journey.
You join the N4 just before Melalane, so can do some shopping there.


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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
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Last time I exited Malelane enroute Joberg, I went via Barberton. Good roads, scenic drive and maybe 20 mins longer? Rejoined N4 at Machadodorp.


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 Post subject: Roadworks on N4 (Nelspruit-Malelane) bad?
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Apparently the stop/go system on the N4 is a nightmare and stoppages of up to 90 minutes can be expected. Is it really that bad? What are the alternatives? We stay at Biyamiti - perhaps enter at Numbi gate or do the detour via Barberton?


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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks on N4 (Nelspruit-Malelane) bad?
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When we went to Kruger in May, we never waited longer than between 30 - 40 mins to get through, we traveled the road 4 times as we had to go to nelspruit halfway through our trip, never did we wait longer, we traveled that road on a Friday morning and afternoon which is a busy time, never had to wait for 90 mins

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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
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NogardGio wrote:
but the stop-and-go is in operation even during the days of vacation (Public holiday) ?

Yes as far as I know 24/7

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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
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Some areas are single lane only through the roadworks, so the stop/go has to be 24/7

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