The worst roads and hijacking hotspots in Joburg, Pretoria and Cape Town

As we prepare to wind down in anticipation of the festive period, it is important not to let your guard down on the road, especially given the surge in hijackings in the country over the past year amid a depressed economy.

The Automobile Association has warned motorists in South Africa that criminals are more likely to target those who aren’t paying attention – and not let your guard down.

As such vehicle tracking app Pro-Active South Africa has published a series of maps showing the worst hijacking and crime hotspots in the country’s three largest metropolitan areas of Joburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.

Pro-Active said that the theft of motor vehicles/organized crime is a profession like any other and the criminals are engaging in the activities for monetary benefit.

Using data based on published information by the SAPS, tracking companies, and Insurance Crime Bureau, the application has mapped out the areas where people need to be most vigilant.


Johannesburg Roads

  • Pretoria Road , CR Swart
  • Elgin Road and Pretoria Road, Johannesburg
  • Linksfield Road, N3
  • Booysens Road, M1
  • Nelson Mandela Bridge
  • Wolmarans road, Johannesburg
  • Saratoga road, Johannesburg
  • Abel road, Johannesburg
  • Houghton Drive, M1
  • Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg
  • Krause Street, Pageview
  • Heidelberg Road, Johannesburg
  • Kyalami Drive, Johannesburg
  • Beyers Naude road and N1
  • Sunninghill, N1, Rivonia
  • Midrand, Clayville
  • Grayston, Rivonia, 11th Street.
  • Empire Road, Johannesburg
  • Jan Smuts Avenue, William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park
  • Witkoppen Road
  • Bramley, Johannesburg
  • Yeoville, Johannesburg
  • Norwood, Johannesburg
  • Sandringham, Johannesburg
  • 11th avenue and 7th Avenue, Johannesburg
  • Hillbrow Precinct, Upper Houghton, Killarney
  • Saxonworld, Parkwood
  • Christiaan de Wet and Wilgerood road
  • Louis Botha Avenue, M11, Hillbrow, Alexandra
  • Riviera Road and M1
  • 11th Avenue, Fairland
  • 1st Avenue and Pretoria Main road, johannesburg
  • New road and N1, Midrand
  • William Nichol, N1 highway
  • Nelson Mandela Drive, Johannesburg
  • Outside Eskom’s MegaWatt Park. (Maxwell Drive, Sunninghill)
  • Midrand Road and Cedar Road

Cape Town

Cape Town Roads

  • Military Road and Prince George Drive, Cape Town
  • St Stephens Road, Cape Town
  • Alice Street and Voortrekker Road, Cape Town
  • Station Road, Cape Town
  • Klipfontein Road, Cape Town
  • Prestwich Road, Ebenhezer, Cape Town
  • Vanguard Drive, Cape Town
  • R300, N1 Cape Town


Pretoria Roads

  • Es’kia Mphahlele Drive
  • Paul Kruger Street
  • R55
  • Burnett Street
  • Delfi Avenue and Garsfontein Road
  • Stormvoel Road Traffic Lights
  • Watermeyer Street Traffic Lights
  • Nelson Mandela Drive
  • Simon Vermooten Rd & Lynnwood Rd
  • Lynwood Drive and Solomon Mahlangu Drive
  • Justice Mahomed Street (Walker Street)
  • Duncan Street
  • Lynnwood Rd & University Rd
  • Rigel and N1 Off Ramp
  • Pretoria St & Simon Vermooten Rd
  • Simon Vermooten Road and Furrow Road
  • Lynwood Road and N1 Off Ramp
  • Solomon Mahlangu Drive (Hans Strydom) and N4 Off Ramp
  • Solomon Mahlangu and R21
  • Atterbury Road and N1 Off Ramp
  • Pretorius Street Traffic Lights
  • Francis Baard Street & Festival Street
  • Francis Baard Street and Hilda Street
  • Francis Baard Street and Grosvenor Street

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