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South Africa has 7'000Km of National Routes, and altogether a network of 65'000Km of roads. Here is a summary of the named routes in South Africa.

In the lists places (ie cities, towns, villages and settlements) on a particular route are generally listed in the south-north or east-west direction. For example, the N1 is listed from Cape Town to Musina, and not the other way around. The lists on this page shows only the main centers. For details, see the individual documents.

N-routes

National Route

An N route is a National Route

N1

Cape Town - Bellville - (Paarl) - Du Toitskloof - Worcester - De Doorns - Touwsrivier - Matjiesfontein - Laingsburg - Leeu-Gamka - Beaufort-West - Three Sisters - Richmond - Hanover - Colesberg - Trompsburg - Bloemfontein - Winburg - Ventersburg - Kroonstad - (Sasolburg) - Grasmere - Johannesburg - Midrand - Centurion - Pretoria - (Bela-Bela) - Naboomspruit - Polokwane - Louis Trichardt - Musina - Beitbridge

 

N2

Cape Town - Somerset West - Grabouw - Botrivier - Caledon - Riviersonderend - Stormsvlei - Swellendam - Heidelberg - Riversdale - Albertinia - Mossel Bay - George - Knysna - Plettenberg Bay - Bloukrans - Storms River - Port Elizabeth - Colchester - Grahamstown - King William's Town - East London - Umtata - Kokstad - Port Shepstone - Hibberdene - Amanzimtoti - Durban - Umhlanga Rocks - Ballito - Empangeni - Mtubatuba - Pongola - Piet Retief - Ermelo

N3

Durban - Pinetown - Pietermaritzburg - Hilton - Midmar Dam - Howick - Mooi River - Estcourt - Van Reenen - Harrismith - Warden - Villiers - Heidelberg - Johannesburg

N4

Skilpadshek border post (Botswana) - Zeerust - Groot Marico - Swartruggens - Rustenburg - Hartbeespoort - Pretoria - Bronkhorstspruit - Witbank - Belfast - Machadodorp - Waterval-Boven - Nelspruit - Komatipoort - [Maputo, Mozambique]

N5

Harrismith - Bethlehem - Senekal - Winburg

N6

East London - Stutterheim - Cathcart - Queenstown - Aliwal North - Rouxville - Smithfield - Reddersburg - Bloemfontein

N7

Cape Town - Malmesbury - Moorreesburg - Piketberg - Clanwilliam - Vanrhynsdorp - Garies - Springbok - O'Kiep - Vioolsdrif - Orange River - Namibia

N8

Bloemfontein - Thaba Nchu - Ladybrand - Maseru (Lesotho)

N9

George - Uniondale - Willowmore - Aberdeen - Graaff-Reinet - Middelburg - Noupoort - Colesberg

N10

Port Elizabeth - Paterson - Cookhouse - Cradock - Middelburg - Hanover - De Aar - Britstown - Prieska - Groblershoop - Upington - Nakop border post at Namibia

N11

N3 - Ladysmith - Volksrust - Amersfort - Ermelo - Hendrina - Middelburg - Groblersdal - Marble Hall - Roedtan - Mokopane - Grobler's Bridge Border Post - Botswana

N12

George - Oudtshoorn - De Rust - Beaufort West - Three Sisters - Victoria-West - Strydenburg - Hopetown - Kimberley - Warrenton - Christiana - Bloemhof - Wolmaranstad - Klerksdorp - Stilfontein - Potchefstroom - Johannesburg - Germiston - Boksburg - Benoni - Witbank

N14

Pretoria - Centurion - Muldersdrift - Tarlton - Ventersdorp - Coligny - Sannieshof - Barberspan - Delareyville - Vryburg - Kuruman - Kathu - Olifansthoek - Upington - Keimoes - Kakamas - Pofadder - Springbok

N15

N15 and R60 share surface Swellendam - Ashton - Robertson - Worcester

N17

Johannesburg - Germiston - Brakpan - Springs - Devon - Leandra - Kinross - Trichardt - Bethal - Ermelo - Oshoek border - Mbabane (Swaziland)

R-routes

Regional Route

An R route is a Regional Route. Provinial Routes are also indicated with an R. The signage of these two types of routes differ. A Regional Route (or Minor Route) has a rectangular sign, while a Provincial Route (or Major Route) has a diamond-shaped sign.

See the list of Regional Routes.

R1-R99 | R100 | R200 | R300 | R400 | R500 | R600 | R700

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