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Old October 17th, 2009, 08:41 AM   #261
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It looks exactly like a drive through the USA's central and western high plains - the western Dakotas, eastern Montana, etc. Stark, beautiful countryside!

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The Mpumalanga province is very lovely and the network of roads is not bad but could be upgraded. The R33 going through Carolina was upgraded a few years ago but they are yet to upgrade the N17 from Oeshoek to Ermelo. The N4 is high standard all the way to Malelane North of Jeeps Reef.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 04:59 PM   #262
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A few more random pics

The Swaziland side of the N17 as MR3.



A power station in Mpumalanga(Arnot Power Station)



The Arbot Power Station



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before getting to OR Tambo















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Old October 20th, 2009, 10:47 PM   #263
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What's that thread description, it it Afrikaans language ?
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Old October 20th, 2009, 11:06 PM   #264
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Old October 21st, 2009, 12:44 AM   #265
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great pictures, thanks!
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Old October 21st, 2009, 03:41 AM   #266
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South Africa... South Africaaaaaa! my favorite country in the world, soooo beutiful, in my opinion the situation in SA is like in my country.. Mexico. HOLA A TODOS!
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Old October 21st, 2009, 04:11 AM   #267
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great pictures, thanks!
You are most welcome. I am sure it will be awesome in Joburg when the construction is all finished.
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Old October 21st, 2009, 05:54 PM   #268
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N13 and N15

Does anyone know where the N13 and N15 roads are?
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Old October 21st, 2009, 05:55 PM   #269
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A few photos I took around March this year on a short holiday up the Garden Route in the Western Cape:

The N2
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Construction of the Bloukrans Bridge, linking the Western and Eastern Cape (around the 70's I think)
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The finished product
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A bad close-up of the bungee deck below the bridge
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Old October 28th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #270
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Does anyone know where the N13 and N15 roads are?
There are no N13 and N15 nor is there a N16. Its N12, N14, no N17. Thats the highest
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Old October 28th, 2009, 08:57 PM   #271
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and N17 my bad
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Old October 29th, 2009, 06:22 AM   #272
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And hopefully someday there'll be an N21.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #273
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When the southern section of the Johanneburg ring road was built, it was briefly known as the N13 before bieng renamed part of the N12
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Old November 4th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #274
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The finished product
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I remember that bridge.
I didn't jump, but walking on the chicken mesh was scary enough.

Btw, you have a great roads with such a beautiful countryside.
I drove down from Jo'burg thru Drakensberg, Port Elisabeth, Tsitsikama, Garden Road to Cape Town and on my way back from Cape Town thru Kimberley to Jo'burg.
That was my longest car trip ever - I drove myself over 6 000 km.

From there I went to see Kruger Park - 3 days, back to Jo'burg then I went to Victorian falls - 2 days and back to Jo'burg and Europe.

What a trip and what a country!!!

I only wish I had more time to stay in Drakensberg for longer than 2 days and also I've never made it to KwaZulu-Natal and Sun City on the other side of Jo'burg.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 02:53 PM   #275
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Cape Town

Swartklip Interchange (R300 and N2 - R300 currently being upgraded)

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Table Bay Boulevard traffic (N1) - major rush-hour issues!!!

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N2 from the Airport towards the city

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Van Der Stel Freeway (M3) - Cape Town southern suburbs

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N2 (bottom) and N1 (top) snaking their way into the Cape Town CBD

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N2 hugging the mountain at Sir Lowry's Pass (edge of Cape Metropole)

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Old February 1st, 2010, 09:34 AM   #276
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N3 near Harrismith... Highway from Johannesburg to Durban

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N3 approaching Durban's CBD

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N1 at Du Toitskloof Pass (80km from Cape Town)

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N2 highway in the Eastern Cape, 160km west of Port Elizabeth

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N2 in Kwa-Zulu Natal


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N1 highway near Worcester (100km from Cape Town)

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Old February 3rd, 2010, 08:36 PM   #277
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Courtesey MoRush & City of Cape Town

Koeberg Interchange

Some of the worst traffic congestion in Cape Town is experienced at the Koeberg Interchange, where the N1 and N5 highways intersect.
The intersection was designed and built long before the drastic increase in traffic experienced today, and also before the many business, shopping and residential developments such as Canal Walk in the area added to the already busy traffic flow.
A study on the N1 Corridor identified the need for several infrastructural improvements, including this interchange.
The City of Cape Town owns the Table Bay Boulevard section of the N1 between the city centre and Salt River, while the N1 from Salt River to the R300 (including the Koeberg Interchange) falls under the Provincial Government of the Western Cape.
Forces were joined and the implementation of the infrastructural improvements and additions was split into phases. Due to the size and complexity of the project, it has been split into more than one contract.
Tenders for the upgrading of Koeberg Interchange have been called for and work is due to start shortly, while the tender for the upgrade of Table Bay Boulevard was advertised at the end of February; work is expected to get underway in May.
What changes will be made?
Phase 1
  • Directional ramps connecting the M5 with the N1
  • An extra traffic lane on the N1 south-bound
  • Widening the N1 north-bound through Koeberg Interchange to three lane
  • Two extra traffic lanes on the N1 north-bound after Koeberg Interchange
  • An extra lane on Table Bay Boulevard north-bound
  • Relocating existing services and modifying existing structures, and minor realignments
  • Rehabilitation of both carriageways
Phase 2
Implementing the N1 BRT Busway Scheme, which will use the area of the disused Paardeneiland railway line
Phase 3
  • Widening the south-bound carriageway of the N1 through the Koeberg Interchange from two to three lanes
  • Building an extra traffic lane on the south-bound carriageway of Table Bay Boulevard between Koeberg Interchange and Marine Drive Interchange
  • Building of a walkway deck and pedestrian paths
  • Widening of the bridge carrying Table Bay Boulevard over the disused Paardeneiland railway line
What about road closures?
While there will be some road disruptions and fewer lanes, the contractors and city officials will make every attempt to ensure that traffic flow will not be adversely affected, especially during peak hours.
Budget and timing
The Koeberg Interchange project is expected to cost R610-million, while the Table Bay Boulevard rehabilitation project will cost R120-million. Work will be completed by early 2010.
Koeberg interchange construction progress
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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:25 AM   #278
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I remember that bridge.
I didn't jump, but walking on the chicken mesh was scary enough.

Btw, you have a great roads with such a beautiful countryside.
I drove down from Jo'burg thru Drakensberg, Port Elisabeth, Tsitsikama, Garden Road to Cape Town and on my way back from Cape Town thru Kimberley to Jo'burg.
That was my longest car trip ever - I drove myself over 6 000 km.

From there I went to see Kruger Park - 3 days, back to Jo'burg then I went to Victorian falls - 2 days and back to Jo'burg and Europe.

What a trip and what a country!!!

I only wish I had more time to stay in Drakensberg for longer than 2 days and also I've never made it to KwaZulu-Natal and Sun City on the other side of Jo'burg.
I'm glad you enjoyed it, next time you must go up north to Limpopo province and go drive in Magoebaskloof and Venda...I'm told that Magoebaskloof is green all year round...the last time I was there I enjoyed it a lot...morning garden and forest walks, birds singing, frogs oozing, wet leaves, tea gardens, hiking, mountain biking, birding, hiking, abseiling, kloofing, water-tubing, horse and 4x4 trails.

http://www.thabametsi.com/photogallery.htm


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Old March 30th, 2010, 02:27 PM   #279
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Hi,

I've got a question about the highways fares. I have a task on my transport classes, to find out the fare for highways per 100 km in your country, could you give me an answer?
And I also couldn't find any information about the time that need a public transport to ride by 100 km

Thanks in advance
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Old March 30th, 2010, 04:20 PM   #280
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Hi,

I've got a question about the highways fares. I have a task on my transport classes, to find out the fare for highways per 100 km in your country, could you give me an answer?
And I also couldn't find any information about the time that need a public transport to ride by 100 km

Thanks in advance
Hey man

Well the fares on our highways depend on what highway you actually on.
In other words our National Roads Agency gives portions of our intercity highways to external companies to control, maintain and run. For example the N3 between joburg and durban is managed by the N3 toll concession, and the N4 between pretoria and the mozambique border managed by bakwena etc. there are many highways like this and all place toll plaza's along thier route to collect fees. These are all mainly rural highway. Urban metropolitain highways are normally free and manages by the city it runs in for example the Johannesburg Roads Agency. Have a look at the website of the N3 www.N3TC.co.za , bakwena toll concession, platinum and the Jhb roads agency. We dont charge per kilometer rather which portion you drove on. Maranhill plaza near durban will cost R6 but Mooi River in a much rural area will set you back almost R60. Johannesburg will soon start charging the use of its highways using electronic tolling. Refer to the Guateng Highway inprovement project.
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