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    Default Brits - Thabazimbi

    Hi Guys and Gals

    How is the road between Brits ant Thabazimbi nowadays?

    It was a potholey nightmare last time I drove it. That's alongish time ago.

    Please advise

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    Default Re: Brits - Thabazimbi

    It is much improved, especially that section near the grain silos.

    Drove it about 6 months ago so things might have changed at the end of the wet season.
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    Default Re: Brits - Thabazimbi

    i drove most of it on Sunday, it was very patched,but not many holes

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    Drove up and down that stretch of R511 many times last month for work. Yes, uneven and patchy but not many potholes. But narrow, BUSY as truck (yes, many trucks on it at any given time) and hardly any overtaking opportunities on the 40 km stretch between Brits and Beestekraal. Take it easy and be vigilant! Some madam in a Corolla thought it wise to overtake a truck around a blind corner near Greens, almost ramming head-on into the Sprinter bus I was driving. That is such an important road for heavy vehicles heading to and from Thabazimbi and Botswana; why don't they ever widen it?!? There are always some roadworks going on there; why not just redo it entirely and get it over with? The amount of traffic it carries certainly justifies at least a wide pair of shoulders all the way to Thabazimbi... And the Assen-Leeuwpoort road should be tarred as well. Rant off.
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    I have completed a reseal on the R511 from the NW border to the T-Junction 10km before Thabazimbi

    The section from 5km outside Brits to Beestekraal should be done this year, I think by WBHO ?

    The section from Beestekraal to the NW Border is close to tender stage, but SANRAL is still busy with design/costing etc I think. It might just go out on tender late this year.... big maybe


    The R511/Northam turn-off alone handles 380 super-links on a daily basis .... and that's just the trucks going to Mamba Cement mine/plant.
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    Default Re: Brits - Thabazimbi

    Updates on this route please?

    What is the best route to Thabazimbi? Via Brits or BelaBela?
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    There are a gazillion stop-goes on the R511 North between Brits and Thabas. The easiest route will be via Bela-Bela.

    Personal opinion - that is what I would do.
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    Default Re: Brits - Thabazimbi

    Via Bela Bela yes, Stop & Go's on that road is rough, 4 of them.

    You can also do some dirt road travelling if you don't mind the gravel, via Lethlabile/Assen/Rooiberg. We did is over easter weekend, on our way to Marakele and back, was not bad !
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    N4 - take sun city off ramp and then R510. Road is quite good at the moment.

    Brits road has you many roadworks and you can add 20-30 min to your trip.

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    Default Re: Brits - Thabazimbi

    Thank you all.

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    No I dont mind gravel road. I have used that road before in fact. Nice alternative route. But I will have a friend following me with a normal road caravan. Don't hink his caravan will like the gravel.
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    Default Re: Brits - Thabazimbi

    The Bela route is the best at present while they are rebuilding the Brits - Thaba road. The only bad section is the 10km between N1 offramp and Bela with lots of potholes in various states of repair (or not). The rest of the road is well maintained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariuslg View Post
    The Bela route is the best at present while they are rebuilding the Brits - Thaba road. The only bad section is the 10km between N1 offramp and Bela with lots of potholes in various states of repair (or not). The rest of the road is well maintained.
    That is quite a detour, almost an hour and 20 min more
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3771M View Post
    Updates on this route please?

    What is the best route to Thabazimbi? Via Brits or BelaBela?
    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    That is quite a detour, almost an hour and 20 min more
    Andrew - I responded based on this. I presume W3771M will be coming from Pretoria based on his location. In this case, the easiest road is going to be via Bela Bela.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Therackermann View Post
    N4 - take sun city off ramp and then R510. Road is quite good at the moment.

    Brits road has you many roadworks and you can add 20-30 min to your trip.
    Quote Originally Posted by iandvl View Post
    Andrew - I responded based on this. I presume W3771M will be coming from Pretoria based on his location. In this case, the easiest road is going to be via Bela Bela.
    LOL!!!
    I looked at the first post of the thread without looking at the date.. My bad

    But even then I would rather follow the route as described by Therackerman, it will save at least an hour, and the road is fine, with no potholes
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