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Driving Sabi Sands to Durban

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Driving Sabi Sands to Durban

Hi all,

need some advice on travelling time in car between Sabi Sands and Durban.

How many hours will the drive take, im no stranger to S.A. roads and it is just a transport leg no stopping except for an overnight stay somewhere at the end of the trip.

Sabi Sands - Nelspruit ?

Nelspruit - Durban ? (Specifically N4 - R541 - N17 - R33 via Piet Retief - N2)

Thanks for your help!

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1. Re: Driving Sabi Sands to Durban

The travelling time is about 12 hours. Yes, the fastest and best road is to travel via Nelspruit and Piet Retief to Durban. I would recommend the N2 as the roads. Even if the N2 is a bit further, you will definitely be faster via the N2.

If you are leaving from a lodge just plan to either leave early and skip the game drive or consider that you won't be able to depart until about 10am.

A stopover is defintely recommended.


Michelle from Cape Town Guide

2. Re: Driving Sabi Sands to Durban

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