Tariffs are determined by the Minister of Transport in accordance with a predetermined, tendered formula and once gazetted, are adjusted annually, usually in March of each year.
Four tariff groups are defined:
- Class 1: Light Vehicles
- Class 2: Heavy Vehicles (with 2 axles)
- Class 3: Heavy Vehicles (with 3 or 4 axles)
- Class 4: Heavy Vehicles (with 5 or more axles)
- Mariannhill Toll Plaza falls outside of the N3 Toll Concession. It is provided here for information purposes only. The N3 Toll Route starts at Cedara in KwaZulu-Natal and ends at the Heidelberg South Interchange in Gauteng.
- The tariffs above are explanatory and do not replace the Government Gazette No. 50084 on adjusted toll tariffs as published on 6 February 2024.
- Highlighted rows indicate Mainline Toll Plazas.
Calculation of toll tariffs
The N3 Toll Route has been divided into a number of sections. It should be noted that the toll plazas are not necessarily placed at the start or end of each of the toll sections. The different toll sections from Cedara to Heidelberg are:
- Mooi toll section with ramp plazas at the town Mooi River
- Tugela toll section with ramp plazas at the Tugela East and Bergville interchanges
- Wilge toll section
- De Hoek toll section
Accepted payment methods
- Tags (electronic payment)
- Mastercard and Visa cards
- Garage cards
Debit Cards NOT accepted as a method of payment for any class of vehicle.
Diners Club, American Express and all other international cards are NOT accepted methods of payment for any class of vehicle.
Toll tariffs working for you
Toll tariffs collected on the N3 Toll Route are used to finance, build, upgrade, maintain and operate this portion of the N3 as defined in the concession contract between N3TC and SANRAL.
N3TC only derives its income from toll revenue. It does not receive government subsidies.
In addition to using the tariffs collected to ensure a high-quality road, improved road safety, reduced travelling distances and substantial savings on the running costs of vehicles, N3TC also spends a percentage of the income on socio-economic enterprise development projects.
As toll concessionaire, N3TC is committed to provide world-class road infrastructure and a pleasant driving experience to our users by limiting inconvenience and enhancing safety through its programme to regularly maintain, rehabilitate and upgrade the N3 Toll Route.