Approach to Finish

Approach to Durban for Spectators via Springfield Park

The most convenient way to arrive at the finish area is to take the N3 Toll Road from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.

DO NOT TRY TO FOLLOW THE CYCLISTS ON THE ROUTE – YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO USE THE ROADS!

Avoid the M13, as the cyclists will use this route and it is closed to traffic!

  1. When coming from PMB, quite soon after the Pavilion Shopping Centre on your right, the Highway will split.
  2. Take the left split and keep left to NORTH COAST.
  3. Continue northwards along this Highway Northerly direction and exit at INANDA ROAD/SPRINGFIELD PARK/UMGENI ROAD.
  4. You will continue past SPRINGFIELD PARK SHOPPING COMPLEX for about 5kms
  5. The road then splits, take the RIGHT FORK and go under the flyover.
  6. You will notice it has a fence dividing the road in two and a train line on your left.
  7.  When you reach the GOBLE ROAD traffic light you will take the left slipway into Goble Road.  There is a golf course on your left and you will see the Kings Park Rugby Stadium on your right.
  8. Keep left and turn into NMR Ave at a T-junction and traffic light. Immediately move into the right hand lane as you will turn right at the Engen Petrol Station.
  9. DO NOT GO OVER THE UMGENI BRIDGE.
  10. Once you have turned right you will drive along Athlone Road towards the beachfront area at Blue Lagoon.
  11. You will go under the M4 highway and then immediately after that you will reach a circle where you will turn right.
  12. You will continue along with the sea on your left until you see Suncoast on your left.
  13. Carry on past Suncoast and on your right you will see the parking area – the old Natal Command fields

Approach to Durban for Spectators via Tollgate Bridge/Ridge Road/Argyle Road

The most convenient way to arrive at the finish area is to take the N3 Toll Road from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.

  1. When coming from Pietermaritzburg take the TOLLGATE OFF-RAMP – you will see the cyclists on your right going down into town.
  2.  Immediately turn left into RIDGE ROAD.
  3.  Continue along RIDGE ROAD in a northerly direction, past Overport Centre on your right.
  4.  You will continue along RIDGE ROAD for about 5 km, through 5 traffic lights.
  5.  The road then splits, with a low red brick wall.  At the end of this wall you will turn right into SPRINGFIELD ROAD.
  6.  You will continue down SPRINGFIELD ROAD towards the sea, through 7 traffic light intersections – this becomes ARGYLE ROAD.
  7.  You will go over the railway lines and then over NMR Ave, where you will see the cyclists below you.
  8. . The end of Argyle Road is closed for the cyclists, so you must turn right at the circle outside Blue Waters Hotel.
  9. Park anywhere from here as you are within easy walking distance to the finish area.
  10. Parking is available in the street and there are usually car guards around.
  11. This parking is not as secure as the old Natal Command Parking which is accessed via Springfield Park directions.