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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by chas » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:05 pm

Thanks chirinda, most appreciated.

I will take the road, if no-one else has got any more comments and will let everyone know when I get back if it was great or a disaster :shock:
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by chas » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:54 am

Hi Guys

Just to let everyone know that the R71 to Phalaborwa is not bad except the last 30 km which has 2 stop and go's, about 20 mins waiting period each.

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Hippotragus » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:55 am

Thanks for the feedback, chas! The condition of the roads is always changing, so it is nice to have up-to-date feedback.
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by arks » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:14 pm

I will be driving from Joburg (Melville) to Nelspruit and on to Croc Bridge next week, travelling on the N12 and N4. Any stop and go patches or other potential problems that I should know about?
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by chas » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:19 pm

Hi Arks

I drove from Belfast (N1) then via N12 , no problems.

They are working on the road (N1) but no stop and goes.
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by George_Brits » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:29 pm

Arks, based on the latest road report of the AA (yep the car guys not the other uhm AA :lol: ) indicate the following:

N4
WITBANK / MIDDELBURG


Early mornings and late afternoons mist and fog which make visibility very poor. Motorists are advised to exercise caution and to use their headlights and increase following distances.

N4
WONDERFONTEIN / BELFAST


Rehabilitation is in progress and lane closures and delays may be encountered. Expected date of completion is August 2010.

Nothing for the N12, but I suspect it might be the same with regards to fog that could decrease visibility early in the mornings.

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Hippotragus » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:11 pm

George_Brits - I agree that fog/thick mist can be a problem in the early morning at this time of year on the N4.

We didn't encounter any problems at all when travelling to Malelane gate in early March.

The road works you mention didn't cause any problems - no-one even slowed to the recommended 80 kph!!
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by arks » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:11 pm

Thanks, George and Hippotragus, for the current information, very helpful.

@ George: If AA is saying that the roadworks are to be finished in August 2010 ... well, I suppose it's 'African time'? :roll: :wink:
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Cape Bulbul » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:27 pm

Good afternoon

Can any of the Western Cape mites traveling with a caravan give me advice on places to stay over on the way to Malelane gate. My plan is to do a one stop trip (N1/N4) but after Bloemfontein I am not sure if there are any good/safe caravan parks.
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:14 pm

Please send any non SANParks recommendations to Cape Bulbul by private message! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Nkulu » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:44 pm

Some serious advice needed please. I am booked in at Tamboti on 22nd and normally (well normal for me) I would drive from Pretoria to Malelane leaving 2am, then think nothing of driving through the park to Satara - Orpen - Tamboti. However I am slightly tired at present and need to be sensible (well as sensible as I can be :lol: )
1. Pretoria -to Phalaborwa gate and south to Satara or
2. Pretoria via Phabeni gate (which route please)
3. Pretoria to Orpen (again which route is recommended)
Please remember I travel solo and would need to take a break during daylight hours (brunch?)
My choice would be 2 - Phabeni, but which route and what are the conditions of the road?

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by LindaS » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:49 pm

Roadworks have started on the N4, just after Hectorspruit towards Komatipoort, to widen the road.

Expected duration of the roadworks is 18 months, but apparently there will be no stop and goes.

Speed limit is reduced to 60 km, but very few drivers adhere to this. :)
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by johanclassen » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:54 pm

Hi all,
Can someone please tell me how "safe" the route from Thsipise to Pafuri Gate is, at this moment?
I have not travelled this road for some time. Appreciate your input and thanks in advance :D

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:22 pm

Johan, unless we get notification in here it will usually be OK but I would check in before you leave and also maybe a call to the local police station or the Pafuri gate just to make sure. 013 735 5574
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by johanclassen » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:45 pm

Elsa wrote " "> Johan, unless we get notification in here it will usually be OK but I would check in before you leave and also maybe a call to the local police .........""

Thanks Elsa, this will be the way to go I suppose. I posted this just in case there was something missed by me. Appreciate :clap:


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