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9 longest national roads

9. N7

CAPE TOWN – VIOOLSDRIF 679 km 6 hours 40 minutes

The N7 is a freeway that links the Western Cape and the Northern Cape provinces. It runs from Cape Town and hugs South Africa’s entire west coast as it makes … Read More

8. N8


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 … Read More

7. N4

SKILPADSHEK – KOMATIPOORT 715 km 7 hours 29 minutes

The simplest and most convenient road trip between Botswana and Mozambique is on the N4, which cuts right through the North West, Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces. Setting off from the Skilpadshek … Read More

6. N11

LADYSMITH – GROBLERSBRUG 775 km 7 hours 44 minutes

Batswana cross the Limpopo River into South Africa at the Groblersbrug Border Post. From there on, the N11 takes them through the North West province, Mpumalanga and into KwaZulu-Natal. One of … Read More

5. N10

PORT ELIZABETH – NAKOP 1 033 km 9 hours 49 minutes

The origins of the N10 can be traced back to a farmstall known as Nanaga on the outskirts of the city of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. It … Read More

4. N14

SPRINGBOK – PRETORIA 1 198 km 11 hours 47 minutes

This is the only national road on this list that does not connect a coastal town or a border post into a neighbouring country. The N14 starts on the outskirts … Read More

3. N12

GEORGE – WITBANK 1 313 km 12 hours 22 minutes

The N12 is birthed just outside the Garden Route Mall in the coastal town of George (Eastern Cape) and then makes its way inland. This road has a habit of … Read More

2. N1

CAPE TOWN – BEIT BRIDGE 1 944 km 19 hours 20 mins

The N1 is a portion of the lengthy Pan African Highway from Cape Town in South Africa and Cairo in Egypt. The South African section of the road … Read More

1. N2

CAPE TOWN – ERMELO 2 255 km 15 hours 8 minutes

The N2 takes the traveller on a fifteen-hour journey, through the most scenic and picturesque parts of South Africa, from the Mother City in the Western Cape to Ermelo … Read More