The shortest and quickest route is to go Numbi gate which quite a few people have taken without major problems.
Its completely up to you whether you want to take the route to Numbi Gate, it was just an advisory that SANParks put out due to road conditions and occasional outbreak of unrest.
But I would definitely not advise it after dark.
How long do we need to allocate to get from Hazyview to Pretoriouskop given that we have to check in at the gate?
As far as I can see from my map its around 23km from Hazyview to Numbi gate and another 9 to the camp.
How long it will take will depend on road conditions and any animal roadblocks once in the park, so difficult to say accurately.
The distance from Hazyview to Phabeni gate is not very far, can't recall exactly how far and once in, if you take the dirt road S3 to P/kop is 26 kms, once again difficult to estimate due to animals etc.
If we're running late, I know they will fine us and we'll only be allowed through Numbi gate. What are the ramifications if we're late at Numbi? What are the ramifications if we go either gate and are late at the Pretoriuskop gate?
You can get a late entry at Numbi Gate Gate Hours and Late Arrival
Think the fee is R200 for an escort to the camp.
You can call the gate beforehand if you know you will be late or arrange it once at the gate.
You can't get this at Phabeni Gate, so if you enter there and they feel you do not have enough time to make it to P/kop you will either not be allowed entry or you will receive a fine on reaching the camp.
Hope this helps.