Tag: Polokwane

  • SAPS to the rescue!

    After the chaos on the N1/R101 (see previous post), I wasn’t prepared to take a chance by returning on the same route.  (And just as well — I heard of others who took four hours for the 50km journey.) I couldn’t find a phone number for a Limpopo Traffic Management Centre and Radio Jacaranda wasn’t […]

  • Chaos & anarchy in Limpopo

    Driving to Polokwane on Sunday morning, I saw something that is commonplace on Limpopo’s roads, in fact it’s the norm. I was overtaken on a blind rise with a double barrier line by a gunmetal VW Golf, registration number 333 BEE L. Cynical irritation! Does BEE mean you own the roads? Does 333 mean you…

  • Route 71 to Tzaneen – a different world

    [mappress] If you’re coming from Johannesburg, the road to Tzaneen takes you past the outskirts of Polokwane, Limpopo’s capital, and then east. Surprisingly, it’s a proper dual carriageway with a wide median down the middle — not something I’ve seen very often around here – probably because I avoid toll roads because I they show…