The busiest days to travel on South Africa’s main highways before Christmas and New Years

Sanral has published its expected traffic flows across South Africa’s busiest highways for the remainder of December.

The data takes into account previous year’s traffic flows and current traffic trends, and is based on the amount of cars travelling through one of South Africa’s toll gates on any given day.

BusinessTech looked at the busiest days and routes on South Africa’s highways this festive season.

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Johannesburg/Pretoria to Cape Town (through Bloemfontein)

11 December – 17 December 2017

18 December 2017 – 24 December 2017

25 December 2017 – 31 December 2017


Johannesburg/Pretoria to Durban

11 December – 17 December 2017

18 December 2017 – 24 December 2017

25 December 2017 – 31 December 2017


Johannesburg/Pretoria to Port Elizabeth

11 December – 17 December 2017

18 December 2017 – 24 December 2017

25 December 2017 – 31 December 2017


Johannesburg/Pretoria via Polokwane to Beitbridge

11 December – 17 December 2017

18 December 2017 – 24 December 2017

25 December 2017 – 31 December 2017


Johannesburg to Sun City via Rustenburg/Brits

11 December – 17 December 2017

18 December 2017 – 24 December 2017

25 December 2017 – 31 December 2017


Johannesburg/Pretoria to Kruger National Park/Maputo

 11 December – 17 December 2017

18 December 2017 – 24 December 2017

25 December 2017 – 31 December 2017


Read: How much you will pay in tolls when you head to your holiday destination this year

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