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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by andretrees » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:08 pm

I travelled the numbi road from white river a month ago. The road surface is great once you pass peebles but bad potholes for a few kms before that. The road has been resurfaced through the settlement area and is widened to two lanes in some areas to allow for easier overtaking but lacking in actual road markings. Overall a definite improvement from what it was , just remember Friday afternoon will be busier and you will have to have your wits about you. Ps. from Hazyview it's a breeze so it depends which side you are coming from :thumbs_up:

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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:00 pm

Thanks for the feedback Bearcon! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by Viking » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:57 pm

Hello,
We will be driving from OR Tambo to Hazyview in October.
We can use N4, but as we travel with a couple of good friends, who are travelling to South Africa for the first time, we would like to show them the beautiful landscapes by driving though Dullstrom and Lydenburg.

Is it ok to take that road? I'm thinking of road work, pot holes etc.

After 2 days in Hazyview, we will enter KNP. Plan to enter though Phabeni, from where we continue to Satara. We will for sure ask for current road condition at our hotel in Hazyview, but is there any known issues we should be aware of along the Hazyview to Phabeni road?
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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by Reza » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:29 am

Hi Viking

The road from Belfast , through Dullstroom to Lydenburg does have some potholes ,If possible drive it during the day.Not sure if there have been any repairs done since I last travelled that road in May this year . :thumbs_up:

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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by Mischief » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:25 pm

Travelled that road Hazyview to Phabeni just 2 weeks ago.The road surface is in good condition.You should experience no problems en-route.
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Unread post by Leaping Lizards » Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:21 pm

Drove that stretch from Dullstrom to Lydenburg 2 weeks ago. There was a section of bad potholes about halfway between the 2. The section leading into Lydenburg itself is repaired and the best I have seen it in 5 years or so. (We always found the 20kms before and after Lydenburg to be the worst, but this was all repaired and smooth 2 weeks ago)
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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:32 pm

I think the general consensus is that unless there is a current media release out on any problems on the Numbi gate road, of which I haven't heard anything, then its OK to do provided you drive it during the day which one would usually do entering or leaving the park anyway.

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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by Vinnie Viper » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:37 pm

If you are travelling to Pafuri Gate please be aware of road works and detours on the R525. About 20 kms before Pafuri Gate you will need to turn left to Msisi. The signs are not very clearly marked but if you are aware of this you will probably not miss it, like we did and ended up in the direction of Thohoyandou.
Once you turn left there is a farm style gate that is manned and will be opened for you. Just follow the arrow signs for a short while. At times you will find more of a informal pathway rather than a road but the arrows will ensure you stay on course. You will join the R525 after that and it's then a straight drive to Pafuri Gate.
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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:23 am

Warm welcome to the forum Vinnie Viper! :clap:
and thanks for the heads up and info re that route. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:02 am

Please be aware that there are currently major roadworks on the N4 between Malelane and Komatipoort, mostly near Hectorspruit. Speedbumps every few hundred meters making for very slow driving.

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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by Rainman » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:07 pm

Hi - how long are these roadworks supposed to continue?

Any other alternate route to take from Johanbesburg airport to Malelane Gate, or is this still the most direct?

Thanks!

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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:54 pm

Welcome to the forum Rainman, :clap:
as far as I can ascertain the roadworks are mostly after Malelane so I would say using Malelane gate from Jhb will be your best bet obviously dependent on which camp you have booked as your first night in the park.

Have a read through Driving Best route from OR Tambo to Kruger

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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:49 am

The roadworks are only after Hectorspruit on the way to Komatipoort and Crocodile Bridge. No problems with Malelane Gate.
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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by Rainman » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:10 am

Oh thanks guys!

This is an amazing forum I've just discovered.. I'm active on trip advisor and just came across this now. Wealth of information specific to the park

2nd trip to Kruger coming up this month.


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