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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