n3tc update banner

N3TC Update #21DayLockdown

posted Thursday 9 April 2020

Quiet roads this Easter Weekend.

Quiet roads this Easter Weekend.

Time to dream about your future travels.
Time to dream about your future travels.
Stephen Pryke - Babbling Brook - cropped
5965a0f5dd77b-Champagne david mullin ballooning
7D240095 F 1920
SP A12 - Autumn Leaves

Peak traffic conditions on the N3 Toll Route over the Easter long weekend have always been the norm. For as long as we can remember, this weekend has been one of the busiest travel periods in our region, with all the stops pulled out to ensure that traffic keeps flowing and the route remains safe to thousands of travellers.

Not this year.

With South Africa under lockdown, and only authorised vehicles being allowed to travel the N3 Toll Route as per the current COVID-19 regulations, traffic conditions will be very different.

However, staff of N3 Toll Concession (N3TC), the company managing the N3 Route between Cedara in KwaZulu-Natal and Heidelberg in Gauteng, will still be out there to perform their duties in the interest of all frontline and essential service providers having to make use of the N3 to keep our country moving and safe.

While our ordinary way of life has, for now, been suspended, we know that someday soon, we will have the opportunity to travel again, to meet up with our loved ones and friends, to enjoy their companionship and the freedom to explore. 

Wherever you are, whether you are on the frontline or staying at home, N3TC thanks you for doing your part to keep our nation safe. 

Let us know how you are spending your time this Easter weekend, and what are your plans for when you can take a road trip again; which favourite places would you like to visit and people you are looking forward to see. 

03 Hooi Baal tussen Kosmos - Landscapes - Francois v Jaarsveld
06 Overall Winner Feeling the passion website dave mullin
12 Runner-up Travelling Buddies amanda van blerk
Landscape Winner by Leon Heyes The Dargle (2)

Take a virtual tour

In the meantime, we warmly invite you to take a virtual trip with N3 Radio or N3 Gateway. Download N3 Radio free from your app store and immerse yourself in beautifully narrated stories from our region, or discover authentic travel experiences on www.n3gateway.co.za.

Specifically designed for the lockdown period, enjoy #21days21stories on Twitter: @N3RadioApp or @N3Gateway.

You can also follow N3TC on Twitter, @N3Route, for regular traffic and route updates.

May you enjoy a blessed Easter weekend.

Until we meet again, stay well. 

The N3TC Team 

Photo credits:
Row 1, left to right: Stephen Pryke, Dave Mullin, Desdot photography, Stephen Pryke
Row 2, left to right: Francois van Jaarsveld, Dave Mullin, Amanda van Blerk, Leon Heyes

N3TC Update #21DayLockdown


posted Friday 3 April 2020

Thank you to the helpers

In his lifetime, Fred Rogers, an American writer and television producer, shared a piece of wisdom from his mother. When he was a boy and whenever tragedy struck or world news would scare him, his mother comforted him with these words: “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

It is this simple piece of wisdom that currently gives solace in an unknown world. And it is these helpers that the staff of N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) sees in action daily on the N3 Toll Route, and amongst the communities who reside between Cedara and KwaZulu-Natal and Heidelberg in Gauteng.

“While the world has slowed down, and uncertainty about our tomorrows looms large, N3TC would like to acknowledge the exceptional work that is being done by so many frontline individuals to look after the health and well-being of our nation, and to keep us safe,” says commercial manager, Con Roux.

“Thank you to all healthcare workers, emergency services, paramedics, police, law enforcement officers, truckers, doctors, pharmacists, food stores, till operators, bank tellers, security services, and many others who are keeping our nation going during this time. As the company who manages the N3 Toll Route, a strategic transport link between South Africa’s inland provinces and the Port of Durban, N3TC also appreciates the hard work and commitment of our staff and service providers who are assisting us to keep the N3 operational and safe for all its users.”

For route updates or roadside assistance on the N3 Toll Route, contact N3TC’s 24-hour helpline: 0800 63 4357.

Essential support services are available here:

SA Coronavirus Updates, Regulations and Guidelines: www.sacoronavirus.co.za

Coronavirus Hotline:  0800 029 999

Coronavirus WhatsApp:  060 012 3456

Support for SMMEs in Distress:  0860 663 7867

National Crisis Line:   0861 322 322

Be safe, South Africa. Stay well.

N3TC Update #21DayLockdown


posted Monday 30 March 2020

30 March 2020

As South Africans are settling into the national lockdown, it abundantly clear that the most effective way to contain the spread of the coronavirus is to remain at home and to physically distance yourself from as many people as possible.

Stringent travel restrictions are in place to keep our nation at home.

Only frontline operators, including health, safety, law enforcement, emergency services providers and transporters of essential goods are allowed to travel during the lockdown period.

Anyone travelling during this time will be required to carry personal identification and an official permit clearly authorising them to travel. No movement of people is allowed between South Africa’s provinces, districts or cross border, except for the delivery of essential services.

The SA Police Service (SAPS) supported by Traffic Law Enforcement and the National Defence Force are enforcing lockdown regulations. Various road blocks and check points will be in place throughout the lockdown period.



SA Coronavirus Updates, Regulations and Guidelines:   www.sacoronavirus.co.za

Coronavirus Hotline:    0800 029 999

Coronavirus WhatsApp:    060 012 3456

Support for SMMEs in Distress:   0860 663 7867

National Crisis Line:   0861 322 322



N3TC wishes to sincerely thank everyone who is making a sacrifice, big or small, to give our nation the best chance to overcome this debilitating threat to our country. Whether you are doing your bit by staying home, or if you are at the frontline offering emergency support and delivering essential goods and services, we salute you.

Thank you for playing your part. When South Africans come together, as we are doing now, we are unstoppable. Be safe. Stay well.

N3TC Travel Alert #21DayLockdown


posted Thursday 26 March 2020

26 March - 16 April 2020

During the period of lockdown, persons are confined to their place of residence. The ONLY exceptions are persons authorised to travel in terms of the Regulations issued under the Disaster Management Act. The travel ban is to help prevent the spread of the #Coronavirus

N3TC wishes all our citizens well in the weeks ahead.