Road Trip's Podcast - Travel, Touring and Holidays in South Africa

The N3 Highway - Part 1 - Johannesburg to Howick - Aeroplanes, Jockeys, "Hendsoppers & Joiners" - and we get to the "Natal Battlefields"

March 02, 2022 Road Trip Season 1 Episode 23
Road Trip's Podcast - Travel, Touring and Holidays in South Africa
The N3 Highway - Part 1 - Johannesburg to Howick - Aeroplanes, Jockeys, "Hendsoppers & Joiners" - and we get to the "Natal Battlefields"
Show Notes

The N3 of 589km connects Johannesburg and Durban - respectively South Africa's largest and third largest cities, and probably our busiest highway.

Leaving the busy Witwatersrand behind you, the first town is Heidelberg - once proudly a capital city, then miles of flat maize-covered farmland. Some fascinating Anglo-Boer War history reveals itself around Balfour - "Hendsoppers & Joiners" - still a legacy of the war that rankles today. The town of Cassel that never was, petrified trees in Harrismith and then we enter the area called "The Natal Battlefields".

We have a brief look at "The Midlands Meander" - the ideal getaway for a weekend, and we almost get to Howick.

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