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The National Route N1 is the longest route in South Africa, stretching 1,945km from Cape Town to Beit Bridge on the Zimbabwean border. The route is mostly tarred and kept in relatively good condition, with the majority of the route having two lanes of traffic in each direction. There are, however, some sections of the route that are only single lane in each direction. The average speed limit on the route is between 80-120 km/h, depending on the section.
In terms of road safety, there are several measures in place to ensure the safety of drivers. The route has a high number of traffic cameras, speed bumps and other traffic calming devices. Furthermore, there are several rest stops and truck stops along the route to allow drivers to rest.
Overall, the condition of the National Route N1 is generally good and offers a safe journey for drivers.
The National Route N1 runs through a variety of climates, ranging from subtropical to semi-arid. The climate along the route is generally hot and dry, with temperatures ranging from 20-35 degrees Celsius. During the winter months (May-August), the temperatures tend to be cooler, with temperatures ranging from 10-25 degrees Celsius. Snowfall is rare and usually confined to the higher elevations.
Rainfall is generally low throughout the year, with the majority of precipitation occurring in the summer months (November-March). Average annual rainfall along the route is between 400-600 mm. During the summer months, thunderstorms can occur, bringing heavy downpours of rain.
The wind is generally light throughout the year, although strong winds and dust storms can occur during the summer months. Wind speed is typically between 8-15 km/h.
Overall, the climate along the National Route N1 is typically hot and dry, with the majority of precipitation occurring during the summer months.
This map shows the current & 7-day weather forecast, road conditions, and weather radar for National Route N1.