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Old September 4th, 2008, 11:16 PM   #161
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Nice pic coming into DuToitskloof Pass (N1 highway) between Worcester and Cape Town Taken this week, Tuesday (2nd Sept)
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Old September 7th, 2008, 02:27 PM   #162
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 03:27 PM   #163
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N3 between Durban and Harrismith (halfway to Johannesburg). Courtesy of Durbsboi.






































From Harrismith onwards, the N3 is rather uninteresting.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 04:53 PM   #164
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Old November 7th, 2008, 11:11 AM   #165
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Flickr has some great historical photos of Cape Town's highways. I found these gems the other day while looking for information on highway construction in Cape Town; I was born there and I've always had an odd passion for roads, so it's something that really interests me.

Here is the set that they come from.

N1 freeway at the foot of Tygerberg Hill, 1950
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I love this one - De Waal Drive (M3), early 1920s
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Settlers Way (N2) as it passes Athlone Power Station, 1965
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Rhodes Drive (M3) as it passes Mostert's Mill, 1955
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Another shot of the N1 freeway in 1950
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Hospital Bend (N2/M3 duplex), 1967
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Chapman's Peak Drive (M6), 1952
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Eastern Boulevard (N2), 1967
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UCT in 1985, with Rhodes Drive (M3) in the foreground, 1985
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Cape Town CBD in 1980, with the elevated section of Table Bay Boulevard (N1/N2 duplex) easily visible
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De Waal Drive (M3) blocked in June 1974
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Old November 7th, 2008, 11:13 AM   #166
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They often compare Johannesburg to Los Angeles, and it's good to see why.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 11:40 AM   #167
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Awesome photos Robosteve! Thanks!
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Old November 7th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #168
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Nice pic coming into DuToitskloof Pass (N1 highway) between Worcester and Cape Town Taken this week, Tuesday (2nd Sept)
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Oh fark, I never knew there was any snow in South Africa. I always thought snow was limited to Kilaminjaro (sic?) and South Africa was too flat for any.

You learn something new every day!

S. Africa is such a diverse, stunning country.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 01:17 PM   #169
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Upgrade of Hospital Bend in Cape Town

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Old November 7th, 2008, 02:54 PM   #170
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I'm glad they're upgrading Hospital Bend; it's been that way since the late sixties, hasn't it? I always thought it was a bad design, the way that N2 and M3 traffic have to merge across each other to stay on their respective routes. Come to think of it, most of Cape Town's freeway interchanges aren't particularly good, such as the N1/M5, N1/N7 and N2/M5 interchanges - not that Sydney's are any better, mind you.

I have quite a few questions regarding Cape Town's roads, mostly to do with their history and future plans - I don't know very much about that as my family moved away from there when I was nine years old and I've only been back once since then, but I don't know if this would be the best place to ask them. Could someone perhaps direct me to the most appropriate thread if it is not? Thanks.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 03:19 PM   #171
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I'm glad they're upgrading Hospital Bend; it's been that way since the late sixties, hasn't it? I always thought it was a bad design, the way that N2 and M3 traffic have to merge across each other to stay on their respective routes. Come to think of it, most of Cape Town's freeway interchanges aren't particularly good, such as the N1/M5, N1/N7 and N2/M5 interchanges - not that Sydney's are any better, mind you.

I have quite a few questions regarding Cape Town's roads, mostly to do with their history and future plans - I don't know very much about that as my family moved away from there when I was nine years old and I've only been back once since then, but I don't know if this would be the best place to ask them. Could someone perhaps direct me to the most appropriate thread if it is not? Thanks.
Cape Town is seeing major upgrades to its roads, railways and public transport. If you'd like to ask those questions, try this thread.


Moving on...a highway in Woodstock, Cape Town. Rundown area at the moment that is finally seeing some awesome development (thanks to Annman for the pic).

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Old November 7th, 2008, 03:23 PM   #172
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Wow. South Africa is more developed than I once though.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 03:59 PM   #173
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Coega Industrial Development Zone in Port Elizabeth

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Old November 7th, 2008, 04:02 PM   #174
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N3 Highway Interchange in Gauteng

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Old November 7th, 2008, 05:38 PM   #175
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Oh fark, I never knew there was any snow in South Africa. I always thought snow was limited to Kilaminjaro (sic?) and South Africa was too flat for any.
Well, it is Africa, but the thing with Kilimanjaro is that it's near the Equator, that's why it's so stunning to see snow and ice there. And Mt. Kenya lies literally (almost) on the Equator (although I'm not sure if it's covered with snow).

Great highways!
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Old November 7th, 2008, 05:50 PM   #176
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Short video clip of a ride though the Huguenot Tunnel (on the N1 at Paarl, 70km outside Cape Town), accelerated in places.



A longer clip (9 min) heading in the same direction, taken from the toll plaza is here.

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Old November 8th, 2008, 12:22 AM   #177
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Awesome video thanks.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 09:04 AM   #178
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Old April 10th, 2009, 03:37 PM   #179
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Time for some updates!

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*See Previous page for latest R300 Construction Update.

N1 (Huguenot Tunnel) Western Approach and North Bore upgrade
Construction has recommenced and seems the 2nd tunnel is a go!





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N1 Upgrades: Table Bay Boulevard to Koeberg Interchange







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N2 (Hospital Bend)






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Airport Approach Rd/N2 interchange


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Old April 12th, 2009, 02:34 PM   #180
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Impressive motorways and projects, go South Africa
How many kilometers have the Southafrican motorways network, please ?
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