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Road safety driving from Durban to East London

Durban, South Africa
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Road safety driving from Durban to East London

Please help with the safest route driving from Durban to East London

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1. Re: Road safety driving from Durban to East London

I don't see any other than driving the N2, that during the day is usually safe.

Drive slowly since the Eastern Cape is hilly and there are a lot of up and down and people and animals crossing the road as well.

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2. Re: Road safety driving from Durban to East London

I forgot to say don't drive in the dark!

Durban, South Africa
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3. Re: Road safety driving from Durban to East London

Thank you for your feedback. It’s appreciated. Unfortunately I have to drive at night as I need to be in East London by13h00. Thanks

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4. Re: Road safety driving from Durban to East London

It's safere to go there 1 day before.

Gauteng, South...
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5. Re: Road safety driving from Durban to East London

The don't drive at night warning is appropriate when advising tourists but I'm sure a South African (which you are Minesh, correct?) knows how to handle night driving here. With respect to your initial question (safest driving route), and other than the obvious N2, I think Gerald D is really the only forum member who may be able to provide experienced comment.

Durban, South Africa
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6. Re: Road safety driving from Durban to East London

Thank you, appreciate your feedback

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7. Re: Road safety driving from Durban to East London

The safest route is the N2 because it gets the best maintenance. It is wider and has better markings. For night driving suggest you stay 20km/h under the speed limit and have an alert co-driver with you. Stray animals and not sober pedestrians are the biggest concern.

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8. Re: Road safety driving from Durban to East London

I wasn't driving, but long distance buses do it at night, and it was fast, there wasn't any issue.

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