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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Sat May 30, 2015 7:21 pm

RobertT wrote:

This is my preferred route for Letaba/Phalaborwa gate and above coming from Fourways area. The highway up to Polokwane is in good condition and also the road works on Magoebaskloof were finished. You just need to watch out between Polokwane and Moria, they regularly trap there especially the one section by Nobody. Then I take Magoebaskloof at split by Haenertsburg, love going down the pass and looking over the valley or even have a cup of coffee at Magoebaskloof hotel on deck overlooking the valley. Road from Tzaneen to Gravelotte is also decent, just watch out for speed trap as you enter Gravellote.

Also the reverse is good. The trip normally takes me around 5-30 minutes, I do push limits in terms of speed limits, so 6 hours or so is fair.


Thank you Robert - that answers my question too. :thumbs_up:

Boslaaitie, we drove to Dullstroom in January - and the road there (except for a small section through Belfast) was fine. The road between Lydenburg and Dullstroom has been quite potholy when we drove it before - but that was more than a year ago. Maybe someone can give you a more recent update...
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Re: Road R71

Unread postby karibaeve » Sun May 31, 2015 5:02 pm

:gflower: Thank you all for your info. i will only be going in August but feel beter about the road
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread postby Schnooks » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:15 pm

Thanks RobertT :thumbs_up:

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Re: Road R71

Unread postby cheetahlady » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:39 am

We will drive that route in 6 days time. Will provide some feedback.
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread postby Theassassin » Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:30 am

Hi all

We are now just a couple of weeks away from a long-planned and awaited trip to Kruger!! :dance:

We have two nights in Lower Sabie, three nights in Olifants and then need to drive to Eastgate airport. A couple of questions:

1. How long should we budget for the long drive from Lower Sabie to Olifants? Any suggestions on routes? I am assuming it will take us basically the whole day.

2.What is the best route / gate to drive from Olifants to Eastgate airport? Google maps suggests a few different routes but some of these seem to cut across Timbavati which I presume we won't be able to access?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:34 am

Theassassin wrote:1. How long should we budget for the long drive from Lower Sabie to Olifants? Any suggestions on routes? I am assuming it will take us basically the whole day.

Lower Sabie to Olifants is 153 kms which is I am presuming using the H10 up towards the H1-2 before Tshokwane.
But if you were prepared to leave camp early you could even take the other longer route up towards the H12 high level bridge and round that way.
I guess it really depends on how soon you want to arrive at Olifants, check in and relax.
I can't comment on the route to Eastgate airport as I don't travel that way but sure others who do will add comments.
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Re: R71 to Phalabora

Unread postby cheetahlady » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:27 pm

Drove this route today. Road condition is good. Some roadworks between University of Limpopo turnoff and Moria turnoff. Road from Gravelotte to Phalaborwa in reasonable condition. A few small potholes.

We did see quite a few traffic police on the road generally.
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread postby Bartman » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:06 am

Hi, has anyone driven the route from Rouxville (N6) to Clarens/Golden Gate recently? Last year I returned from KNP via this route and the road was shocking in places with major potholes as has been the case for a few years now.
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread postby minettest » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:08 am

Question busy with my trip planing what's the best road from bloemfontein to kruger park. N5 or n1 or n1 and n12
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread postby Albert » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:52 am

N1 and N12/N4
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