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    Default Route from JHB to Clarens

    Hi All,

    Could someone who knows this route quite well advise me as to which is best? I will be travelling from the East Rand (Benoni) to Clarens next week Thursday for the long weekend.

    I know the 'original' route (getting off at villiers and then using the R26) is laden with horrible potholes and general a poor state of affairs. Thus I habe been advised to have a look at 2 other routes.

    #1: Get off at Warden, make use of the R714 and then the R712
    #2: Get off at Harrismith, use the R74 to R712 through Golden Gate.

    Which is best or is there an even better route?

    TIA

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    Default Re: Route from JHB to Clarens

    R59 to Sasol, then Heilbron, then Bethlehem, then Clarens.
    My parents stay in Bethlehem and thats our route.

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    Default Re: Route from JHB to Clarens

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    R59 to Sasol, then Heilbron, then Bethlehem, then Clarens.
    My parents stay in Bethlehem and thats our route.
    Also did this route and last time we used it, it was in a much better condition than it used to be, especially between Heilbron and Frankfort.
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    Default Re: Route from JHB to Clarens

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    R59 to Sasol, then Heilbron, then Bethlehem, then Clarens.
    My parents stay in Bethlehem and thats our route.
    Yep, that's the one.
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    Default Re: Route from JHB to Clarens

    Quote Originally Posted by Juddvdb View Post
    Hi All,

    Could someone who knows this route quite well advise me as to which is best? I will be travelling from the East Rand (Benoni) to Clarens next week Thursday for the long weekend.

    I know the 'original' route (getting off at villiers and then using the R26) is laden with horrible potholes and general a poor state of affairs. Thus I habe been advised to have a look at 2 other routes.

    #1: Get off at Warden, make use of the R714 and then the R712
    #2: Get off at Harrismith, use the R74 to R712 through Golden Gate.

    Which is best or is there an even better route?

    TIA
    We used the R714 in December/Jan and it was fine

    Harrismith is longer but a more scenic route through Golden Gate
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