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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 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 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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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

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?

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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 chas » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:15 pm

hamboneco wrote:In about a month, we will be spending the night near White River, heading to the Park the next day. I'm debating whether to buy groceries in White River and then proceed to the Numbi Gate, or whether to buy groceries in Hazyview and enter the park thru Phabeni gate. Our destination is Oliphants, but we have most of the day to get there. Any new information on road conditions that I should be aware of, or any opinions on the best route???


Hi Hamboneco

Personally I would buy the groceries in White River, the evening before you enter the Park. Then leave early so you can get to the gates when they open. I am not sure of the road conditions in the area but I like Phabeni gate.

Hazyview for me is just too busy to buy groceries.

My 2 cents worth.

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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:29 am

chas wrote:Hazyview for me is just too busy to buy groceries.
My 2 cents worth. Chas

There is a big new shopping centre opened in Hazyview now which is lovely and spacious.
Pleasure to shop there.
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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by addictedToBirds » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:07 pm

Does anyone know the condition of the road to Punda Maria from Pretoria via Giyani?

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Re: Advisory - road conditions en route to Kruger gates

Unread post by SandyS » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:30 pm

Would also appreciate this information as we are heading to Punda Maria from Cape Town in early May.

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