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Angola Route Detail

  1. Cape Town to Noordoewer (SA / Namibia border) via the N7
  2. Noordoewer to Oshikango (Namibia / Angola Border) via the B1
  3. Hand docs to agent and wait in queue and wait for customs to clear
  4. Once cleared, truck crosses to Angolan side where docs are again submitted to customs for clearance
  5. Once cleared, the driver must leave the camp area before 17h00, otherwise he has to wait until the following day
  6. From the border to Xangongo the road is fairly good and is tarred
  7. From there you cross the Kunene river over a low water bridge which can be under water during the rain season, one then has to wait until the water subsides before driving across. A new bridge is under construction
  8. From Xangongo to Chitemba, approximately 100 km, the road is very bad and in certain places one cannot travel faster than 20kph, and in the rainy season it is even worse
  9. From Lubango to Cacula the road is tarred
  10. Past Quilengues is a small mountain pass that is very difficult to negotiate when it is raining. Trucks can be delayed for more than a day at this point
  11. After the pass the road is a dirt road up until about 100 km before Benguela where the road is tarred
  12. There is another mountain pass just before Sumbe which becomes very slippery during the rainy season and also causes delays
  13. From there on to Luanda the road is good

Tracking

  1. Mobile reception areas: Oshikango, Cahama, Xangongo, Lubango, Benguela through to Luanda
  2. Satellite tracking not 100%
  3. Radio communication with supervisor
  4. Road Bond – R5 000 000.00
  5. Border Agents – SA NAM & Jan Snyman

Botswana Route Detail

  1. N4 from Gauteng to Zeerust
  2. R49 from Zeerust to Kopfontein (SA / Botswana border)
  3. A1 from Gaborone to Mochudi, Mahalapye, Palapye, Serule, Francistown
  4. A3 from Francistown to Sebina, Maun
  5. A1 from Gaborone to Ramotswa, Lobatse
  6. A2 from Lobatse to Kanye, Jwaneng, Kang, Tshootsha and A3 to Ghanzi
  7. A1 from Gaborone to Palapye, Palapye to Serowe, Orapa
  8. A1 from Gaborone to Serule, Serule to Selebi Pikwe
  9. A1 from Francistown to Nata, north from Nata to Kasane
  10. A12 from Gaborone to Molepolole

Botswana’s total road network is approximately 18 000 kilometres, of which approximately 6 000 kilometres is paved.

Botswana has become an important trade gateway between Gauteng and the West Coast via the Trans-Kalahari Corridor, a 1 900 kilometre road link from Johannesburg / Pretoria to the Port of Walvis Bay.


Democratic Republic Of Congo (DRC) Route Detail

Via Zimbabwe

  1. N1 from Gauteng to Beitbridge (SA / Zimbabwe border)
  2. A4 from Beitbridge to Harare
  3. A1 from Harare to Chirundu (Zimbabwe / Zambia border)
  4. T2 from Chirundu to Lusaka and Kapiri Maposhi via Kabwe
  5. T3 from Kapiri Maposhi to the Copper Belt
  6. T3 from the Copper Belt to Kasumbalesa (Zambia / DRC border)
  7. N1 from Kasumbalesa to Lubumbashi – Likazi – Tenke – Kolwezi

Via Botswana

  1. N4 from Gauteng to Zeerust
  2. R49 from Zeerust to Kopfontein (SA / Botswana border)
  3. A1 from Gaborone to Francistown
  4. A3 from Francistown to Nata
  5. North from Nata to Kazungula (Botswana / Zambia border)
  6. M10 from Kazungula to Livingstone
  7. T1 from Livingstone to T2 intersection via Choma and Mazabuka, left onto T2 to Lusaka and Kapiri Maposhi
  8. T3 from Kapiri Maposhi to the Copper Belt
  9. T3 from the Copper Belt to Kasumbalesa (Zambia / DRC border)
  10. N1 from Kasumbalesa to Lubumbashi – Likazi – Tenke – Kolwezi

Roads in the DRC are generally in poor condition and are often impassable during the rainy season.

The road between Kasumbalesa and Lubumbashi is paved and in fair condition. The road from Lubumbashi to Kolwezi is in very poor condition


Kenya Route Detail

  1. N1 from Gauteng to Beitbridge (SA / Zimbabwe border)
  2. A4 from Beitbridge to Harare
  3. A1 from Harare to Chirundu (Zimbabwe / Zambia border)
  4. T2 from Chirundu via Lusaka and Kapiri Mposhi to Tunduma (Zambia / Tanzania border)
  5. A104 from Tunduma to Chalinze
  6. A14 from Chalinze to Nkunjini (Tanzania/Kenya dorder) via Segera
  7. A14 from Nkunjini to Mombasa
  8. A14 from Chalinze to Segera
  9. B1 from Segera to Arusha
  10. A104 from Arusha to Longido (Tanzania/Kenya border) to Nairobi
  11. B3 from Nairobi to Nakuru
  12. B4 from Nakuru to Eldoret

Kenya has approximately 63 265 kilometres of interurban roads of which approximately 8 933 kilometres are paved.

There is over 100 000 kilometres of rural roads and 14 500 kilometres of urban roads creating a total road infrastructure of 177 765 kilometres.

Kenya has some of the busiest roads south of the Sahara but maintenance is often neglected.

Lesotho Route Detail

  1. N1 / N8 from Gauteng via Maserubrug (SA/Lesotho border) to Maseru
  2. A2 from Maseru to Mazenod and Mafeteng
  3. A20 from Mafeteng to Mohales Hoek
  4. A2 from Mohales Hoek to Quthing
  5. A3 / A5 from Maseru to Roma
  6. A1 from Maseru to Teyateyaneng – Maputsoe – Leribe – Butha Buthe

Lesotho has a network of over 2000 kilometres of tarred road which is supplemented by over 6000 kilometres of gravel roads and (murrum) dirt roads.

The tarred roads connecting the major towns are good.

The use of large vehicle combinations, ie tri-Axles, superlinks etc. are subject to the location of the destination town. A lot of the towns are situated in outlying areas which are accessible by very narrow and winding mountain roads.


Malawi Route Detail

  1. N1 from Gauteng to Beitbridge (SA / Zimbabwe border)
  2. A4 from Beitbridge to Harare
  3. A2 from Harare to Nyamapanda (Zimbabwe / Mozambique border)
  4. Route 103 from Nyamapanda via Tete to Mwanza (Mozambique / Malawi border)
  5. M6 / M1 South from Mwanza to Blantyre
  6. M2 from Blantyre to Luchenza
  7. M3 from Blantyre to Zomba and Mangochi
  8. M6 / M1 North from Mwanza to Dedza, Lilongwe, Kasungu, Mzuzu and Karonga
  9. M6 / M1 / M5 from Mwanza to Salima

The road network in Malawi comprises of approximately 14000 km of which about 3000 km is tarred.

Malawi’s main highways are in a generally fair condition. The secondary roads are in a poor state of repair and are in the main impassable during the rainy season (November to April).


Mozambique Route Detail

  1. Johannesburg to Lebombo / Ressano Garcia (SA / Mozambique Border) via N4
  2. Ressano Garcia to Maputo via EN4
  3. At Ressano Garcia customs will process a Memorandum document which is issued to the driver enabling him to proceed to Frigo in Maputo for final customs clearance
  4. Cargo has to be cleared at Frigo before moving on to final destination
  5. Customs clearance at Frigo can take between 24 – 48 hours
  1. Maputo to Beira via EN1 to Inchope, EN6 from Inchope to Beira
  2. Maputo to Chimoio via EN1 to Inchope, EN6 from Inchope to Chimoio
  3. Maputo to Quelimane via EN1 to Inchope up to Caia to Inguadala to Quelimane
  4. Maputo to Tete via EN1 and EN6 towards Bandula and route 102 north to Tete
  5. Maputo to Nacala via EN1 to Inchope up to Caia to Inguadala, EN7 from Inguadala to Nicuadala, route 104 from Nicuadala to Alto Molòcué, route 232 from Alto Molòcué to Namialo, EN8 from Namialo to Nacala
  6. Maputo to Pemba via EN1 to Inchope up to Caia to Inguadala, EN7 from Inguadala to Nicuadala, route 104 from Nicuadala to Alto Molòcué, route 232 from Alto Molòcué to Namialo, route 106 from Namialo to Pemba

The road network in Mozambique is about 30 000 kilometres of which only 10 000 kilometres is tarred. The road network is now 90% passable compared with only 65% in 2004.

A new bridge over the Zambezi river, linking Sofala and Zambezia provinces has recently been completed. This bridge is a key link in the countries main South – North highway and has replaced the unreliable ferry service over the Zambezi.


Namibia Route Detail

  1. Cape Town to Vioolsdrift / Noordoewer (SA / Namibia Border) via N7
  2. Johannesburg to Skilpadshek (SA / Botswana Border) via N4
  3. Skilpadshek to Buitepos (Botswana / Namibia Border) via the Trans Kgalagadi Highway
  4. Buitepos to Gobabis / Windhoek via B6
  5. Noordoewer to Windhoek, Otjiwarongo, Tsumeb and Oshikango via B1
  6. Noordoewer to Lderitz via B1 to Keetmanshoop and B4 from Keetmanshoop to Luderitz
  7. Noordoewer to Gobabis via B1 to Windhoek and B6 from Windhoek to Gobabis
  8. Noordoewer to Swakopmund / Walvis Bay via B1 to Windhoek and B2 from Windhoek to the coast
  9. Noordoewer to Rundu via B1 to Otavi and B8 from Otavi to Rundu

The Namibian road network consists of 42 260 kilometres of road of which about 6 000 kilometres is surfaced. The surfaced roads consists of selected and well compacted natural gravel materials covered with a bituminous top layer as well as about 200 kilometres of salt road along the coastline.


Swaziland Route Detail

From Gauteng

  1. N17 from Gauteng to Oshoek (SA / Swaziland border)
  2. MR3 from Oshoek to Ngwenya – Mbabane – Ezulwini – Matsapha – Manzini – Siteki
  3. MR4 from Matsapha to Malkerns
  4. MR19 from Mbabane to Bhunya
  5. MR1 from Ngwenya to Piggs Peak
  6. MR9 from Matsapha to Hlatikulu – Nhlangano
  7. MR3 from Manzini via MR8 – Big Bend
  8. MR3 from Manzini to Siteki – Simunya

From Durban

  1. N2 from Durban to Golela (SA / Swaziland border)
  2. MR8 from Golela / Lavumisa to Big Bend
  3. MR16 from Big Bend to to Siteki – via MR3 – Simunya
  4. MR8 from Big Bend via MR3 to Manzini – Matsapha – Ezulwini – Mbabane
  5. MR11 from Lavumisa to Nhlangano & MR9 from Nhlangano to Hlatikulu – Manzini – Matsapha

Swaziland has a classified road network of about 3 800 kilometres, a third of which is paved.
60% of the paved network is in a good condition.


Tanzania Route Detail

  1. N1 from Gauteng to Beitbridge (SA / Zimbabwe border)
  2. A4 from Beitbridge to Harare
  3. A1 from Harare to Chirundu (Zimbabwe / Zambia border)
  4. T2 from Chirundu via Lusaka and Kapiri Mposhi to Tunduma (Zambia / Tanzania border)
  5. T1 from Tunduma to Mbeya and Dar es Salaam
  6. T1 from Tunduma to Morogoro, T3 from Morogoro to Dodoma
  7. T1 from Tunduma to Chalinze, T2 from Chalinze to Segera, T13 from Segera to Tanga
  8. T1 from Tunduma to Chalinze, T2 from Chalinze to Arusha
  9. T1 from Tunduma to Mbeya, T8 from Mbeya to Mwanza

Tanzania’s total road network is approximately 86 472 kilometres. The trunk and regional road network consists of approximately 29 847 kilometres of which approximately 5 708 kilometres is paved. The remaining 56 625 kilometres is made up of urban, district and feeder roads.

70% of the trunk and regional roads are in good condition while the remainder varies from fair to poor condition. Dirt roads can become impassable during the rainy seasons.


Uganda Route Detail

  1. N1 from Gauteng to Beitbridge (SA / Zimbabwe border)
  2. A4 from Beitbridge to Harare
  3. A1 from Harare to Chirundu (Zimbabwe / Zambia border)
  4. T2 from Chirundu via Lusaka and Kapiri Mposhi to Tunduma (Zambia / Tanzania border)
  5. A104 from Tunduma to Chalinze
  6. A14 from Chalinze to Nkunjini (Tanzania/Kenya dorder) via Segera
  7. A14 from Nkunjini to Mombasa
  8. A14 from Chalinze to Segera
  9. B1 from Segera to Arusha
  10. A104 from Arusha to Longido (Tanzania/Kenya border) to Nairobi
  11. B3 from Nairobi to Nakuru
  12. B4 from Nakuru to Eldoret
  13. A104 from Eldoret to Malaba (Kenya/Uganda border)
  14. A109 from Malaba to Bugiri – Iganga – Nejeru – Lugazi – Mukono – Kampala

Uganda has a network of over 2 000 kilometres of paved roads and is supplemented by over 6 000 kilometres of good quality murram (dirt) road and feeder routes.


Zambia Route Detail

Via Zimbabwe

  1. N1 from Gauteng to Beitbridge (SA / Zimbabwe border)
  2. A4 from Beitbridge to Harare
  3. A1 from Harare to Chirundu (Zimbabwe / Zambia border)
  4. T2 from Chirundu to Lusaka and Kapiri Maposhi via Kabwe
  5. T3 from Kapiri Maposhi to the Copper Belt

Via Botswana

  1. N4 from Gauteng to Zeerust
  2. R49 from Zeerust to Kopfontein (SA / Botswana border)
  3. A1 from Gaborone to Francistown
  4. A3 from Francistown to Nata
  5. North from Nata to Kazungula (Botswana / Zambia border)
  6. M10 from Kazungula to Livingstone
  7. T1 from Livingstone to T2 intersection via Choma and Mazabuka, left onto T2 to Lusaka

Zambia’s road network comprises 21 000 km of main, trunk and district roads, 16 000 km of urban and feeder roads and 30 000 km of un-gazetted roads.

The roads between the main centres are mostly tarred and are in fair condition whilst the remainder of the network is in a generally poor state of repair.


Zimbabwe Route Detail

  1. N1 from the Cape and Gauteng and N3 and N1 from Kwazulu Natal to Beitbridge
  2. Beitbridge to Masvingo and Harare via A4
  3. Beitbridge to Bulawayo via A6
  4. Beitbridge to Gweru and Kwekwe via A6 to Bulawayo and A5 from Bulawayo to Gweru / Kwekwe
  5. Beitbridge to Mutare via A4 to Masvingo and A9 from Masvingo to Mutare

The Zimbabwean road network consists of approximately 18 340 kilometres of road of which about 8 692 kilometres is tarred.

Road conditions along the main routes are generally in a fair but deteriorating and potholed condition.