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General => About South Africa... => Topic started by: Glieb on January 12, 2012, 09:35:00 am

Title: Road between Johannesburg and Pongola
Post by: Glieb on January 12, 2012, 09:35:00 am
Hi Guys

Did any one of you travel this road over the December period, are they done with the road between Piet Retief and Pongola? Did they start any new road works?

Any input is welcome or sugestions of different routes. We tried Ballfour, Newcastle last year August but they started digging it up as well.
Title: Re: Road between Johannesburg and Pongola
Post by: shark_za on January 12, 2012, 09:42:43 am
The road is in a bad state but its holding together. Weirdest cracks.
Its only bad just outside Piet Retief but when I went through at 4am at the end of December there were no road works.
We went via Amsterdam to miss the works between Ermelo and Piet Retief.
Title: Re: Road between Johannesburg and Pongola
Post by: DR BIG 750 on January 13, 2012, 10:58:41 am
"Ditto" Pongola Piet Rietieff very crappy , also a few stop /go section can slow you down if your timing is out, if towing take it easy ,on the DR would be a breeze
Title: Re: Road between Johannesburg and Pongola
Post by: Glieb on January 14, 2012, 06:36:27 am
Thank you, I will rather go to Xai-Xai/Inhambane because it has been a pain to get to Malongane for the past three years.
Title: Re: Road between Johannesburg and Pongola
Post by: HeadNorth on January 14, 2012, 08:38:38 am
Drove between Piet Retief & Pongola on 27 Dec. The road was the best Ive seen it it years but still not a road for speeding. Goats, donkeys & taxis and still some potholes etc
Title: Re: Road between Johannesburg and Pongola
Post by: roxenz on February 08, 2012, 03:50:56 pm
Thank you, I will rather go to Xai-Xai/Inhambane because it has been a pain to get to Malongane for the past three years.

We've been going via Vrede and Louwsburg for the last 3 years...
Title: Re: Road between Johannesburg and Pongola
Post by: Manic on February 08, 2012, 03:59:55 pm
Problem now is between Bethal and Ermelo. Took me 1h30m to do that 60km.

Best road now to drive/ride, and it aint further is.........

Bethal via N17 from JHB.

Then Hendrina, Ermelo, Amsterdam, Piet Retief, Pongola.
Title: Re: Road between Johannesburg and Pongola
Post by: KTM Kev on February 08, 2012, 04:54:19 pm
Problem now is between Bethal and Ermelo. Took me 1h30m to do that 60km.

Best road now to drive/ride, and it aint further is.........

Bethal via N17 from JHB.

Then Hendrina, Ermelo, Amsterdam, Piet Retief, Pongola.

I concur ...