Road Condtions - N12/N4

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Road Condtions - N12/N4

Post by Dzombo » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:28 am

So my trip to SA & Kruger is almost here O\/

In 10 days time I will be travelling from Edenvale (Jhb) via the N12 and then the N4 through to Melalane.
What are the current road conditions like?
Roadworks / Stop-and-go on the route?
Tunnel or Schoemans Kloof?

Any input appreciated.
Thanks

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Re: Road Condtions - N12/N4

Post by Richprins » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:44 am

My Mom did Schoemanskloof on the way down last month, Dzombs, and it is a nightmare with the number of trucks coming from Lydenburg now! @#$

She braved the stop and go on the Machado/tunnel side on the way back and it was quiet, but a 20min wait.

leachy should know the latest! :-0
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Re: Road Condtions - N12/N4

Post by RogerFraser » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:22 pm

Dzombo I did the N4 Schoemanskloof from the R36 join to Nelspruit then up to Hazeyview last week . We found that section of road in fairly good condition (worst road is just after the toll booths where the trucks pull over ) and fortunately did not have too many Trucks on the road . I tend to stay away from any Stop and go as usually I end up there just as it shuts and end up waiting long ...... O**

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Re: Road Condtions - N12/N4

Post by Dzombo » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:56 am

RP, Roger - thanks for the input.

I am inclined to go the Schoeman route.
I am travelling on a Sunday, so hopefully there will be less traffic???
And also, I would rather be travelling slowly then be not moving at all for a long period of time.

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Re: Road Condtions - N12/N4

Post by Richprins » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:09 am

Ok! leachy should be around at some stage! :-0
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Re: Road Condtions - N12/N4

Post by Dzombo » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:49 pm

I see on News24 that there is protest action on the N4 at Machadodorp and that it has been closed 0*\

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Re: Road Condtions - N12/N4

Post by Richprins » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:18 pm

Ja, it was more off the N4 and they rubberise the protestors quite rapidly...it is political silly season. :O^

Anyway, leachy is off to Kruger and says the trucks are on the Schoemanskloof road 24/7. There is one stop and go on the tunnel side, on the JHB side of the Kaapsehoop turnoff, and he suggests that (ironically if you take the Kaapsehoop road you come out at Brewers! ..0.. )

I reckon do the tunnel side, (not necessarily including Kaapsehoop as there aren't stop/go's after that), but it is much of a muchness. (Remember, you may hit the stop-go open! :-0 )

One can phone TRAC, the highway people info line upon departure: 0800872264 (They are good and I know people there! ^0^ )
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Re: Road Condtions - N12/N4

Post by Dzombo » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:40 pm

RP - thanks for the feedback \O

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