Toll Fees Set To Rise In April

According to the Department of Transport, in lieu of the 1% VAT increase, toll tariffs are set to go up after Easter.
Jason Snyman
2018-04-05
There are 36 main toll roads in South Africa. Toll tariffs on these national roads are about to be adjusted for the 2018/19 tax year. According to the Minister of Transport, Blade Nzimande, the price hike will come into effect on April 12. These new toll tariffs will also apply to the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project toll roads (the much-loathed E-tolls). SANRAL has stated that the CPI adjustment will also have an effect on the monthly toll caps applicable to the GFIP roads.
“The monthly toll cap for compliant users of Class A2 (light) vehicles is adjusted from R250 per month to R266 per month.”
Discounts for everyday users as well as qualifying local users will continue to be valid.
“The adjustments are made on an annual basis to keep the toll tariffs aligned with inflation,” said SANRAL. “The one percentage point VAT increase is added to the toll tariff and contributed to the upward adjustment.”
CompareGuru will inform our readers of the new prices when they are announced. For now, let’s take a look at where the toll gates are and how much they cost the average vehicle driver. Remember to bring cash or credit card! Most toll gates do not accept debit. I learnt this the hard way.
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Toll Gates In South Africa

Please note that the prices given below are for standard vehicles. Should you be driving a lorry or a vehicle with two axels or more, Drive South Africa is a valuable tool when working out your route.

Fees In Johannesburg, Gauteng:

  • De Hoek, N3, fee = R44
  • Grasmere, N1, fee = R18
  • Gosforth, N17, fee = R11
  • Dalpark, N17, fee = R10

Fees In Pretoria, Gauteng:

  • Diamond Hill, N4, fee = R34
  • Doornpoort, N4, fee = R13
  • Quagga, N4, fee = R4
  • Pelindaba, N4, fee = R5
  • Pumulani, N1, fee = R11
  • Carousel, N1, fee = R50

Fees In North West:

  • Brits, N4, fee = R13
  • Marikana, N4, fee = R20
  • Swartruggens, N4, fee = R75

Fees In Limpopo:

  • Kranskop, N1, fee = R40
  • Capricorn, N1, fee = R41
  • Baobab, N1, fee = R40
  • Nyl, N1, fee = R5

Fees In Mpumalanga:

  • Leandra, N17, fee = R33
  • Trichardt, N17, fee = R16
  • Ermelo, N17, fee = R29
  • Nkomazi, N4, fee = R63
  • Machado, N4, fee = R83
  • Middelburg, N4, fee = R56

Fees In KwaZulu-Natal:

  • Tugela, N3, fee = R66
  • Mooi, N3, fee = R46
  • Marianhill, N3, fee = R11
  • Oribi, N2, fee = R26
  • oThongathi, N2, fee = R10
  • Mvoti, N2, fee = R12
  • Mtunzini, N2, fee = R41

Fees In Free State:

  • Wilge, N3, fee = R62
  • Vaal, N1, fee = R59
  • Verkeerdevlei, N1, fee = R51

Fees In Western Cape:

  • Chapmans Peak, M6, fee = R38
  • Huguenot, N1, fee = R35
  • Tsitsikama, N2, fee = R47
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Free Rides

According to Drive South Africa, there are no listed toll roads for the Northern Cape or Eastern Cape. However, the aforementioned Tsitsikama gate in the Western Cape allows access to the Eastern Cape. Some toll-free routes you might enjoy include:
  • Johannesburg to Pretoria, if you’re based in city centre;
  • Anywhere from the Northern Cape to Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Bloemfontein;
  • Johannesburg to Rustenburg;
  • Port Elizabeth to Bloemfontein;
  • Upington to Rustenburg;
  • Polokwane to Nelspruit;
  • Cape Town to the Garden Route via the N2 highway.