GROBLERSHOOP – MASERU BRIDGE BORDER POST
7 hours 18 minutes
About two kilometres from its junction with the N10 in the Northern Cape, the N8 climbs onto the Groblershoop Bridge, one of the many crossings of the majestic Orange River. After that it is a drive of an hour and fifteen minutes to the next small town of Griekwastad. Other small but significant towns along the way include Campbell and Schmidtsdrif, where it crosses the Vaal River. Just before it crosses into the Free State, the N8 also goes through Kimberly, the capital of the Northern Cape. From Bloemfontein, the N8 meanders through farmlands and rural villages to its final destination, the Mohokare River, which borders South Africa and Lesotho.