The busiest days to travel in South Africa after New Years day 2018

Sanral has published its expected traffic flows across South Africa’s busiest highways as holidaymakers return home in January.

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)

1 January 2018 – 7 January 2018

8 January 2018 – 14 January 2018


Johannesburg/Pretoria to Durban

1 January 2018 – 7 January 2018

8 January 2018 – 14 January 2018


Johannesburg/Pretoria to Port Elizabeth

1 January 2018 – 7 January 2018

8 January 2018 – 14 January 2018


Johannesburg/Pretoria via Polokwane to Beitbridge

1 January 2018 – 7 January 2018

8 January 2018 – 14 January 2018


Johannesburg to Sun City via Rustenburg/Brits

1 January 2018 – 7 January 2018

8 January 2018 – 14 January 2018


Johannesburg/Pretoria to Kruger National Park/Maputo

1 January 2018 – 7 January 2018

8 January 2018 – 14 January 2018


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

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