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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Hippotragus » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:23 pm

Yes - the N4 is great now. Last week I did Kyalami to Malelane gate in 4 1/2 hours with one brief comfort stop.
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by normana53 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:53 pm

We will be traveling from OR Tambo to Orpen Gate next Thursday, would it be better to go to Nelsruit and up through Hazyview, or go through Lydenburg? We will need to stop at a Spar or somewhere for supplies.
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by arthas » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:21 am

Hello!

The Lydenburg route is lovely, I would highly recommend it.

You can stop for supplies at the Highveld Mall in Witbank (eMalahleni).

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Hippotragus » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:37 pm

We left Kruger via Orpen Gate last Thursday and travelled to our farm just outside Lydenburg for the weekend and then on Monday travelled Lydenburg-Dullstroom-Belfast and then N4 home

The road from Hoedspruit to Lydenburg did have a few potholes, but was not nearly as bad as it has sometimes been! Just watch your speed so that you can avoid any potholes that do appear. Ditto the road from Lydenburg to N4 via Belfast - not as bad as it has been in the past. There was evidence of potholes having been fixed recently - good news. I gather, from the radio, that there are road works on the Bambi Inn - Lydenburg road, so turn off the N4 at Belfast, not the later option.

We shopped at the Pick 'n Pay in Hoedspruit on our way past - good selection of stuff and we got all we needed for the days at the farm.
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by arthas » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:27 pm

Hello!

Unless you need to shop in Hoedspruit, I suggest you cut it short following the indications to Klaserie well before you arrive in Hoedspruit: you'll save 30 minutes or so, and the road is excellent.

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by arthas » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:59 pm

Hello!

Hippotragus wrote:If they are coming straight from OR Tambo and going via Lydenburg, they will have to shop somewhere. Is the Witbank Mall the one near the highway?


Yes, it's just off the N4, so very easy and quick to reach. A lot of shops too, including Pink'n'Pay, Woolworths, Dischem and tens of others. I stopped there when driving that same route in May.

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Tessa G » Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:35 pm

Could we have some advice please. Dave and I are due to arrive at Punda on 15/12 (yes I know its more than a month away, but you know what it is like when you are discussing and planning :lol: :lol: )

Originally we had decided to go via Louis Trichardt/Thohoyandou/Punda Gate, but looking at Google Maps, they advise going via Polokwane/Giyani/Punda Gate as this is the shorter route. Does anyone have any advice on this with regard to the state of the roads and safety?

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Hippotragus » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:18 pm

We have been fine, several times, going Polokwane-Giyani-Punda Maria gate. Most of the road has recently (last couple of years) been upgraded and the rest wasn't too bad. Good fast road most of the way. Maybe just check whether there are any "non-delivery" protests going on!!
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Mfezi » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:04 am

Hi Everyone

I will be travelling from KNP to St Lucia soon. What will be the best route to go if I don't want to travel through Swaziland?

Thanks in advance for all the advice. :thumbs_up: :D

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by sandeep » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:52 am

Hi Mfezi

If you leave from either Crocodile Bridge or Malelane Gate, take the N4, then R38 via Barberton, R 541, N17, then R33 on to N2 all the way to the St Lucia exit, which is exit 375. Finally the R618 to St Lucia.

If you leave from Paul Kruger Gate, then go via Nelspruit on to R40 before you hit R 38 and then same as above.

I will be doing the same on 23rd Dec :D

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Bushbuck » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:47 pm

How long does it take from Biyamiti to Kruger/Neslpruit airport?

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:39 pm

I would estimate it's about 40kms or so from Biyamiti to the Malelane gate depending on which route you take and then another 60 odd to the Travelling to KMIA To/From Kruger
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Best route from Graskop to Waterval Boven

Unread post by Dikkes » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:48 pm

Some advice please. I have to pick up a friend at Waterval Boven coming from Graskop. Then we go to Crocodile Bridge. I am not sure of the road from Graskop to Waterval Boven. Help please.

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Re: Best route from Graskop to Waterval Boven

Unread post by WernerPE » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:00 pm

Hi Vettie

From Graskop, take the R532, after Sabie take the R37 South, then take the R539 towards Sudwala Caves until you reach the N4.

I used those roads in December.

The roads are all in a very good condition, not sure about the N4 towards Waterval-Boven, as we used the Schoemanskloof road, but I assume that stretch of the N4 should be in a very good condition as well.
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Re: Best route from Graskop to Waterval Boven

Unread post by Madalla » Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:02 pm

I use viamichelin.co.uk for route planning, even in SA, and can recommend it to anyone.

From Graskop take the R537 and then R37 and then R539 and finally N4. Distance 146 Km travelling time 2h14.

or

From Graskop travel via Sabie, Long Tom Pass, Lydenburg, N4 towards Waterval Boven: Distance 144 Km travelling time 2h17.

I had a look the other day:

From Pretoria to Olifants camp via Pietersburg: Distance 534 Km.

Pretoria to Olifants Camp via Phabeni Gate: Distance 582 Km

From Pretoria to Stilbaai: (Via George)

Via Bloemfontein, Graaff Reinet: 1365 Km
Via Bloemfontein, Beaufort West: 1376 Km
Via Kimberley, Beaufort West: 1410 Km
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