WATCH: Protestors close off N3 Toll Route At Van Reenen’s Pass


Protestors have blocked the N3 Toll Route in both directions at Van Reenens Pass between Harrismith and the Tugela Toll Plaza / Ladysmith.

Law enforcement and emergency services have been deployed to the area, but at this stage there is no indication when the road will be re-opened.


Motorists are advised to avoid travel to this area.

Should it be essential to depart whilst the situation is not yet resolved, the following routes can be considered as alternatives:

R74 – via Oliviershoek Pass
R34/N11 – Vrede/New Castle/Ladysmith
R23 – via Heidelberg/Standerton/Volksrust/Ladysmith

Obtain essential traffic information in advance of departure.

N3 Toll Concession (N3TC), the company managing the N3 Toll Route between Cedara in KwaZulu-Natal and Heidelberg in Gauteng, requests all travellers to obtain verified real-time traffic updates by contacting the 24-hour N3 Route Helpline on 0800 63 4357; or get traffic updates an Twitter: @N3Route. Any other problems or emergencies on the N3 Toll Route can also be reported to this number or via Twitter.

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