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post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by clx View Post
thanks man. ill look you up.
Things to remember when heading this way....

Watch out for trucks, overloaded taxis, bakkies!!!!!
The N4 is the only route for the people that travel to and from Mozambique.

Toll fees:
N4 - Middelburg = R 45 - 00
N4 - Machadodorp = R 67 - 00

Not sure where in JHB you from, but if you fill up your bike somewhere in the east rand or Pretoria, you should make N4 Alzu Petroport easily.

http://www.alzupetroport.co.za/

While there, you could also check out the rhinos and other wildlife while taking a leak!

When you topped up your bike there (Alzu is half way between JHB and Nelspruit) you should make Nelspruit and surroundings easily.

When you go through the Toll/Plaza at Machadodorp, you will see a split in the N4.
The R36/R539 goes left and the N4 goes right.

Take the R36/R539. It meets up with the N4 25KM before you get Nelspruit.
Its a new road, much better and no trucks ect.
Also full of twisties!!!

Once the R36/R539 meets up with the N4, watch your speed! Not only will the trucks, taxis and overloaded bakkies be back again, but a lot of police, traffic officers and then the RED BERETS......Now these are traffic cops on steriods.

They have more power than the normal police and traffic cops.....

Watch out for the cross where N4 meets the R36/R539.
Watch past first bridge.
Watch out for them again when you get to Alkmaar.
Watch out for them when you go past the MBombela stadium and Halls.

They are all over the N4 around here due to the traffic moving in and out of Mozambique. Drugs, firearms, wanted people, and and and.

If you want more info, just let me know!

Ag oom spietkop....moenie my jaag nie asb!
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