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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:08 am 
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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
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:58 am 
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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
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:59 am 
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Carol g wrote:
Penolva there are 3 Woolies food stores in Nelspruit

Thanks carol g which one has the biggest food hall? It's difficult to find out this end. Had a look at the shopping for Kruger thread which helps but the Woolworths info is a couple of years old. Thanks Pen


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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
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:08 pm 
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Carol g wrote:
Penolva it is called Crossings centre, it on the corner of the N4 and Madiba drive, you stay on the N4 into Nelspruit, it's on the corner on the left hand side, you can't miss it, there is a sign saying crossings shopping centre too, it's a nice store with a wide selection of foods

Thanks so much carol g. I will find it on Google and take the directions with us. :D thanks so much for your help. Pen


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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:56 pm 
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Hello all

I want to do the White River Phabeni Gate route on 01 July. Who can I phone or contact to check if all is well on that route? I would like to avoid the delays on the Malelane route but will take the delay over unrest!

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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
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Just put the phone down with a friend, he has been waiting at the stop/go for 90 minutes :wall: :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Roadworks between Nelspruit and Malelane
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I haven't been on the forum for a while so I knew not of the road works. Exited Croc Bridge on Monday to head back home to johannesburg. Sat for about 50 minutes. :wall:

if you can, rather drive through the park and exit one of the more westerly gates

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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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but the stop-and-go is in operation even during the days of vacation (Public holiday) ?

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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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