23 Jan 2017 @ 20:22:04 pm
As Freda said, lots said lately about Transkei.
From Port Edward there is a secondary road towards Kokstad, probably half way, more or less which joins the Kokstad to Port Shepstone main road. It is narrow and had more than its fair share of potholes when I last drove it, so it could only have got worse.
From Shepstone to Kokstad is a good highway, but do stick to the speed limit, especially through the villages, some of which have permanent camers.
Be careful through the Transkei. Speed bumps before and well after Mthatha. The roads are good but the towns are Chaos. Leave nothing visible in your vehicle or caravan, otherwise you could have the goods stolen. Keep doors and windows locked through towns especially.
You can stop for a comfort break south of Mthatha just after biggish robot, after which you will get a petrol station on your right.
I think it has a Steers and Wimpy, toilets are clean and you can park on north side of petol pumps to keep eye on vehicle while inside.
Cannot remember the brand, probably Total, but not sure.
Even the small towns are busy.
Best if you can go through on a Sunday.
Baviaans not really suitable for caravan, so go to Willowmore in the west and camp there, doing baviaans as a day trip.
If you want to get through and back in a day, you must not sleep in.
Return along the Hiway N2 or R62 I think it is.
If you want to do it the opposite way, camp at Jeffreysbay, but Freda will help you here with the best and closest camp sites to Patensie, to do Baviaans from the east.
Take it easy. Even where the roads are under water, they are hard underneath and you should not get stuck, even if traveling alone.
Maybe leave the caravan at either end and spend the night in the kloof, so that you do not need to rush.
Very second place has accommodation, just ask around or read up on the area.