What You Should Know About Toll Roads in South Africa

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Why have toll roads fees in South Africa?

Toll road fees are used as a continuous revenue stream and means that there will always be funds to insure that the national roads you travel on are optimally maintained. After a while, the condition of the road deteriorates due to high volumes of traffic and weather conditions, therefore continuous maintenance is necessary for the safety of all commuters in South Africa.

Furthermore, toll roads fees make provision for the following:

  • The effective drainage of rainwater
  • The sealing of cracks and potholes
  • The cutting of grass on either side of the road or on islands in the middle of the road, which may cause veld fires or reduce visibility
  • The Maintenance of  and additional signage on the road
  • The cleaning of debris caused by unfortunate road accidents
  • The resurfacing of the road on a regular basis
  • The adding of additional lanes where required

Payment Methods

Class 1-4

For All Vehicle users can pay Tolls fees using:

  • Cash (South African Tender)
  • Mastercard or Visa Credit Cards issued by South African Banks
  • Garage cards or Petrol cards issued by South African banks or
  • Fleet cards issued by South African fleet cards users

Class 1

Light vehicles for light vehicle users can pay Toll fees using:

  • Cash (South African Tender)
  • Mastercard or Visa Credit Cards issued by South African Banks
  • Garage cards or Petrol cards issued by South African banks or
  • Fleet cards issued by South African fleet cards users

Class 2-4

For Heavy Vehicles users can pay Toll fees using:

  • Cash
  • Fleet cards issued by South African fleet card issuers
  • Zimele toll debit cards

Payment methods not accepted

  • Diners Club, American Express and all other international cards are not acceptable methods of payment for any class of vehicles
  • Mastercard,  visas and garage cards are only accepted for Class 1 vehicles