N10 road (South Africa)

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The National Route 10 (short- N10) is a South African national road that begins near Port Elizabeth on the Indian Ocean and extends to the border crossing between South Africa and Namibia until after Nakop.


The N10 has its southern end point at the junction with the N2 east Port Elizabeth at Ncanaha. It goes from there north to Paterson and crosses the Olifantskoop pass in the Zuurberg Mountains. Then the road drops into the plane of the Little Fish River and the Great Fish River.

In the town of Cookhouse regional road branches R63 towards Somerset East from. From Cookhouse the N10 runs on to Cradock and reached further north in Middelburg approach leading from the west N9. The latter leaves after a few kilometers the common routing towards Colesberg. The N10 turns to the branch office of the national roads to the northwest, crossing shortly after the provincial border between Eastern Cape and Northern Cape and will cruise at Hanover the N1. After this crossing point they reached De Aar, where she now arrives on parallel to a railway Brittown. Here the N10 crosses the N12, one of the Gauteng province around Johannesburg leading in the Western Cape Province National Road.

In Prieska the N10 reached the mining area with once economically important deposits of crocidolite in the vicinity of this city. From here it leads to Marydale where near running across the street railway line turns westward towards Upington. In Groblershoop the approach leading from East regional road R64 branches off the N10 and now accompanies the river on its west bank of the Orange River and Upington. A few kilometers northwest of Groblershoop she crosses the harbor from Sishen to Saldanha railway line leading the Orex line.

In Upington the N10 crosses the running of Springbok in the west to Pretoria in the northeast N14. From this intersection point she now leads in almost westerly direction towards the Namibian border, which they reached in the border town Nakop. Its continuation is now the national road B3 to the vicinity of the village of Grunau.

Track Removal

In its southern sections of the road is two-lane, single lane from Middelburg, partly just me soft shoulders. A road widening was carried out in the winelands of Orange River Valley. The carriageway of the N10 is paved throughout. So far, there are no toll roads on the N10.