The busiest and most dangerous roads in SA during the festive season

The busiest and most dangerous roads in SA during the festive season

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We are all heading back home to our parents' houses or going away to holiday destinations to relax this festive. There is no doubt that the South African roads will be packed! 

We have some of the routes to make note of as you make your way...

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Traffic on the country’s major routes is expected to increase significantly according to Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa.

They share you can expect traffic volumes to pick up on the following major routes:

The N1 from Polokwane to Cape Town through Gauteng and Bloemfontein

The N2 along the Indian Ocean coastline

The N3 from Gauteng to KwaZulu-Natal

The N4 through Mpumalanga

The N7 from Cape Town through Namaqualand to the Namibian border

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KwaZulu-Natal

  • Nongoma on the R66 in KwaZulu Natal

Free State

  • Harrismith on the N3 in the Free State

Mpumalanga

  • Middleburg on the N4 in Mpumalanga
  • KwaMhlanga on the R573 in Mpumalanga

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North West

  • Potchefstroom on the N12 in North West

Limpopo

  • Mankweng on R71 in Limpopo
  • Musina on the N1 in Limpopo
  • Mecklenburg on the R37 in Limpopo
  • Westernburg on the N1 in Limpopo
  • Modimolle on the N1 in Limpopo

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Eastern Cape

  • Idutywa on the N2 in the Eastern Cape
  • Mbizana on the R61 in the Eastern Cape
  • Mount Alyliff on the N2 in the Eastern Cape
  • Mzamba on the R61 in the Eastern Cape
  • Bityi on the N2 in Eastern Cape and
  • Libode on the N2 in the Eastern Cape
  • Butterworth on the N2 in Eastern Cape
  • Mqanduli on R411 in Eastern Cape
  • Mthatha on R61 in Eastern Cape
  • Mount Frere on the N2 in Eastern Cape

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We hope that these will come in pretty handy for you and yours ahead of Christmas and New Years.

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