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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Yoda » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:25 pm

Hippotragus wrote:I beg to differ, elpaco! I always go Schoemanskloof - very pretty and plenty of passing points. Just watch the speed limit - some 100 km/hr and some 120 km/hr. - I got a fine in August and still don't remember actually seeing a camera!!

As far as I know, the distance on "old" N4 and the "new" Schoemanskloof N4 are just about the same.


Thanks Hippotragus :thumbs_up:

In that case, it is a "no-brainer". I will go the Schoemanskloof route.
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Hippotragus » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:40 pm

Yoda - I forgot to mention that at the moment there are huge signs advising you to go Schoemanskloof because of the roadworks. As I said, I always go that way - roadworks or not.

Have a great trip.
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Yoda » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:19 pm

Hippotragus wrote:Yoda - I forgot to mention that at the moment there are huge signs advising you to go Schoemanskloof because of the roadworks. As I said, I always go that way - roadworks or not.

Have a great trip.

I think I know roughly where the turnoff is.
It's not far after "Millies" as you come down the hill?
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Hippotragus » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:52 pm

It's after the toll gate and is very well sign posted!
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Yoda » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:47 am

Hippotragus wrote:It's after the toll gate and is very well sign posted!

Excellent. Thanks :thumbs_up:
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Yoda » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:59 am

So I decided to use the Schoemans Kloof route.
Going to Kruger it was ok, minimal traffic and a pleasure to drive.

Coming home - another story :evil:
It was a Saturday and loads of trucks were using the route. At one point I got stuck behind a train of 5 trucks. The front one was litterally doing 20km/h. At the first passing point, the truck behind him decided he had to pass, but he was only doing about 30km/h.
And so on.
Instead of them letting a massive queue of cars pass (must have been at least 50 cars behind me) , they were all over taking each other. Or attempting to.
I eventually got past just before the N4 again, but it must have added at least 45 mins to my journey.
Anyhow, not much I could have done about it
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Hippotragus » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:06 am

That's a shame, Yoda. It is normally a better option, but, with the current road works on the old N4 route, some of the slow trucks are using Schoemanskloof (they normally go on the old route).

Anyway, a small price to pay for a trip to Kruger!
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Yoda » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:17 am

Hippotragus wrote:Anyway, a small price to pay for a trip to Kruger!


Absolutely.
And we got home safely, which is all that mattered.
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