Route: Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth

Niren_M

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Doing the Garden Route self drive.

So, I want to know which is the best route from Johannesburg to PE with regard to good road surface and travel time?
 

hambone

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N1 to Colesburg then N9 though Graaf Reinet, R75 to PE.

N9 leg is likely to have delays, but considerably fewer than the alternative via N10 and N2.
 

MKFrost

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Agree, N1, N9, R75. Not sure the distance and whether you plan to overnight. If so then look at Gariep, just outside Colesburg and just off the N1. I stayed over in Colesburg before and was not very impressed. Gariep far better.

Graaff Reinet also very nice place for stay-over but guess its to close to final destination.
 

Niren_M

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Thanks for the tips fellows, b.t.w I am planning on doing the trip in a day.
 

ISP cash cow

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yep agree with the N1, N9 and R75 trip. used to do it quite often in the past and the trip used to take about 10-12 hours depending on how many stops
 
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