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Chapman's Peak Drive, near Cape Town - Coppermine - 23342.jpg
Chapman's Peak Drive, near Cape Town

Chapman's Peak Drive, near Cape Town, South Africa. Picture taken 3 February 2006.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 15, 2009 by SDL
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BW A1 Kalahari Junction

Botswana's A1 meets its A2 here at this dramatic roundabout junction - Zeerust in South Africa (left) is a short hop away en route to Johannesburg and Pretoria, as is Mafikeng in South Africa (straight). However, the next remotely large settlement turning right is Windhoek in Namibia, nearly 1300km away, along the relatively recently surfaced Kalahari Highway. Not a place for a wrong turn, then...!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 11, 2008 by IJP1
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BW A1 Lobatse

Route sign on Botswana's A1 at Lobatse (Zeerust is in South Africa).

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 11, 2008 by IJP1
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ZA NW N4 Brits

Exit sign on N4 near Brits in South Africa's North West Province.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 11, 2008 by IJP1
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ZA GP N4 Pretoria

South African toll road sign at N1/N4 multiplex in Gauteng Province.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 11, 2008 by IJP1
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M30 sign

Sign confirming you are on the M30 in Johannesburg, these signs appear at regular intervals in South African cities and tell you whether you're heading (approximately) N, S, W or O-E (oost/east). In the background can be seen chevrons warning of a sharp bend in the road.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 18, 2007 by scynthius726
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Traffic lights (robots)

This photo shows a stunning example of the different kinds of traffic light heads used. The top set are intended to look a bit like Mellors I think, and have an amber and a flashing green arrow for right turners. The bottom set are called Redwood Road I think, being on the left hand side of the road they don't have the turning arrows. If there is a farsiderepeater on the opposite side of the road it will probably show either three balls plus two arrows, or simply two arrows.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 18, 2007 by scynthius726
Example of metropolitan route marker ... in johannesburg. The M indicates metropolitan. It's blue because this is a motorway, and the N indicates North. - Coppermine - 11208.JPG
example of metropolitan route marker ... in johannesburg. The M indicates metropolitan. It's blue because this is a motorway, and the N indicates North. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2007 by michaelsa
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similar sign ... note how junction number has decreased ... you can see the noticible patching. this was to allow for fact that motorway used to end abt 5km here, however toll road was built of about 50km of motorway, and so yellow disk with T had to be included, rather than buying anew sign just patch. (unbelievable!) Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2007 by michaelsa
Sign at motorway intersection ... in RSA we don't have roundabouts. - Coppermine - 11205.jpg
Sign at motorway intersection ... in RSA we don't have roundabouts. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2007 by michaelsa
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This is actually my interest ... trying to get pictures of old RSA road signs. This was a rare one that I found. You have to do some real digging to get these. Note how in teh past the route numbers were all in white !! then they all went to yellow. most cases it was just patching. I am battling to find old sign pictures. (This style of sign actually is out of place in the area). Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2007 by michaelsa
Example of distance sign in SA ... note route number is part of sign, and in yellow, distances in km. - Coppermine - 11203.JPG
example of distance sign in SA ... note route number is part of sign, and in yellow, distances in km. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2007 by michaelsa
From the other end ... another mistake is that the toll road actually continues to Harrismith, so a yellow disk should be shown. good example of how route number remains the same. - Coppermine - 11202.JPG
From the other end ... another mistake is that the toll road actually continues to Harrismith, so a yellow disk should be shown. good example of how route number remains the same. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2007 by michaelsa
This is interesting ADS, again for the start of the motorway section of tollroad. Note the blue background on green sign. However route number stays the name and in yellow even if no motorway. - Coppermine - 11201.JPG
This is interesting ADS, again for the start of the motorway section of tollroad. Note the blue background on green sign. However route number stays the name and in yellow even if no motorway. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2007 by michaelsa
At the other end of the motorway ... note that the route to Johnannesburg now has the yellow disk. - Coppermine - 11200.JPG
At the other end of the motorway ... note that the route to Johnannesburg now has the yellow disk. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2007 by michaelsa
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at the same intersection ... all signs are either blue if on motorway or green background. routes are distinguished in importance by letter prefix. N would be a national road, R would be a minor road (two types). You can guess that the Route number (R) was changed recently. Note again that although the N3 is the main route ... the yellow disk T indicates the start of the toll road. NB: Actually this sign should be changed, because 1km down the road he N3 becomes motorway to Johannesburg !! Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2007 by michaelsa
At intersection ... turn right to get to Harrismith .. but it is a toll road, and you will be paying. - Coppermine - 11198.JPG
at intersection ... turn right to get to Harrismith .. but it is a toll road, and you will be paying. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2007 by michaelsa
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Another example of ADS ... this is actually for the start of a toll road. Note that the toll road is indicated by the yellow disk with a black T - this is standard - and follows the route name. The blue disk with white T indicates that if you go staright you are going to reach atoll plaza and have to pay - so if you dont want to pay you must exit here. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2007 by michaelsa
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you will notice different fonts used on signs ... this was an older font which seems to be in the phasingout stage. only difference here is that it is a green background as the road is not a freeway. The N3 is the main road from Johannesburg to Durban. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2007 by michaelsa
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Example of ADS (I think!) in South Africa ... some similarities. Notice all route numbers in yellow - whether on motorway or normal road. Junction numbers have been based on distances to provincial borders ! So this intersection is 90km away from the provincial border to the south - which happens to be a river. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2007 by michaelsa
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Here is a typical gantry sign in South Africa - at one of busiest motorway intersections - indicates how the lanes will split at the point of intersection !! Not necc the lanes at the time. Very clear. Also note route numbers ... N1 would be used for example for the whole stretch of national route one - here it happens to be motorway, but could also be freeway. M1 is the metropolitan motorway running direct through Johannesburg - not a national road! Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2007 by michaelsa
07-01-13 ZA WP N2 Grabouw - Coppermine - 9848.jpg
07-01-13 ZA WP N2 Grabouw

The N2 within 100km of Cape Town becomes a dualled pass built into a mountainside - a remarkable feat of engineering.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 17, 2007 by IJP1
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R600 (I think)

I think this is the R600, in any case it's near Winterton in the Drakensberg

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 24, 2006 by signol
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Baboons on road

Baboons roaming in the wild on the road to Cathedral Peak Hotel, Drakensberg, KZN

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 24, 2006 by signol
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Durban suburban

City street in the Berea area of Durban, looking out to the city centre skyscrapers

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 24, 2006 by signol
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N2

Sunrise over the N2 between Durban and the Mozambique border. It's S4 at this point.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 24, 2006 by signol
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N3 over nature reserve

South Africa: Paradise Valley Nature Reserve in the Durban suburbs, with the N3 motorway bridge throughthe middle...

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 24, 2006 by signol

 

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