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Nelspruit to Durban
« on: October 12, 2012, 06:45:48 pm »
Friends from the UK wanna drive from Nelspruit to Durban in a normal car. Any route suggestions and how long do you think it'll take?
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Re: Nelspruit to Durban
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 08:16:07 pm »
It's normally 700 kms. ;)

I travel Nelspruit - (Barberton) Badplaas- Lochiel - Amsterdam - Piet Retief - Paul Pietersburg - Vryheid - and then I can't remember that well!

You will have to check on road works...plenty stop and goes! >:(

One could also travel through Swaziland! :thumleft: Nelspruit - Bordergate/Managa in, and out at Golel. Then back onto the N2, South of Pongola. You still have to check for road works, from entering the N2, towards Durban! >:(
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Re: Nelspruit to Durban
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 09:02:28 pm »
JJ,

Check out the Swaziland section on the 4x4 Community Forum - there are lots of info and feedback on trips via Swaziland. You might also find reports in the RSA section:

http://4x4community.co.za/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=174 

Feel free to ask, the guys will gladly help.
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Re: Nelspruit to Durban
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 02:19:31 am »
If they want to break the trip they may want to do a 'Battlefields' tour which isn't far off the route from Vryheid.
 

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Re: Nelspruit to Durban
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 06:00:41 am »
Chopper pilots route is the same one I use , drove it 2 months ago and there were a few stop an goes , but otherwise all good , after vryheid , you go Melmoth , Eshowe , Gingigglovo and then on the N2 to Durbs. Between vryheid and Melmoth they are now tripping quite a lot , especially in the 80 zones and going into Memoth. Between Melmoth and Gingin are a bunch of permanent cameras that you can't see so take it easy.
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Re: Nelspruit to Durban
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 08:00:25 am »
The road between Nelspruit and Barberton is clean, no roadworks or stuff going on. The N11 might be another story.
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Re: Nelspruit to Durban
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2012, 05:59:57 pm »
Chopper pilots route is the same one I use , drove it 2 months ago and there were a few stop an goes , but otherwise all good , after vryheid , you go Melmoth , Eshowe , Gingigglovo and then on the N2 to Durbs. Between vryheid and Melmoth they are now tripping quite a lot , especially in the 80 zones and going into Memoth. Between Melmoth and Gingin are a bunch of permanent cameras that you can't see so take it easy.

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Re: Nelspruit to Durban
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2012, 05:34:49 pm »
It's normally 700 kms. ;)

I travel Nelspruit - (Barberton) Badplaas- Lochiel - Amsterdam - Piet Retief - Paul Pietersburg - Vryheid - and then I can't remember that well!


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Re: Nelspruit to Durban
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2012, 05:36:53 pm »
Apologies , only saw Braamn 's post now..... :o
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Re: Nelspruit to Durban
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2012, 08:04:02 pm »
Apologies , only saw Braamn 's post now..... :o

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