Toll Tariff Adjustment 

SANRAL (South African National Roads Agency) is adjusting toll tariffs in line with Consumer Price Index as of 1 March 2019.
The details below are only for explanatory purposes and does not replace the government gazette.
Please note the following changes:

  • Toll Tariff adjustment
  • Frequent User Discount (Monthly Cap) adjustment for the Gauteng e-roads.

In light of the new tariffs, the agency advises all road users to amend their low balance threshold online at under Manage SANRAL Account so that it can notify customers when their account balance runs low.
Standard toll tariffs at conventional toll plazas

N1 Huguenot Mainline R39.50 R110.00 R172.00 R278.00
Verkeerdevlei Mainline R57.00 R114.00 R172.00 R241.00
Vaal Mainline R66.50 R125.00 R150.00 R200.00
Grasmere Mainline R20.00 R60.00 R70.00 R92.00
Ramp (S) R10.00 R30.00 R35.00 R46.00
Ramp (N) R10.00 R30.00 R35.00 R46.00
Stormvoël Ramp R9.50 R23.00 R27.00 R32.00
Zambesi Ramp R11.00 R28.00 R32.00 R39.00
Pumulani Mainline R12.00 R30.00 R35.00 R42.00
Wallmansthal Ramp R5.60 R14.00 R16.50 R19.50
Murrayhill Ramp R11.00 R28.00 R33.00 R39.00
Hammanskraal Ramp R26.00 R89.00 R96.00 R111.00
Carousel Mainline R56.00 R150.00 R165.00 R191.00
Maubane Ramp R24.00 R65.00 R72.00 R83.00
Kranskop Mainline R45.00 R114.00 R153.00 187.00
Ramp R12.50 R33.00 R39.00 R59.00
Nyl Mainline R58.00 R108.00 R131.00 R175.00
Ramp R18.00 R33.00 R39.00 R50.00
Sebetiela Ramp R18.00 R33.00 R42.00 R56.00
Capricorn Mainline R46.50 R127.00 R149.00 R187.00
Baobab Mainline R45.00 R122.00 R168.00 R202.00
R30/R730/R34 Brandfort Mainline R45.50 R91.00 R137.00 R193.00
N2 Tsitsikamma Mainline R53.00 R133.00 R319.00 R450.00
Ramp R53.00 R133.00 R319.00 R450.00
Izotsha Ramp R9.50 R17.00 R23.00 R39.00
Oribi Mainline R29.50 R53.00 R73.00 R118.00
Ramp (S) R13.50 R25.00 R34.00 R53.00
Ramp (N) R16.00 R28.00 R39.00 R73.00
Umtentweni Ramp R12.50 R22.00 R31.00 R50.00
King Shaka Airport Ramp R6.00 R12.00 R19.00 R25.00
oThongathi Mainline R11.50 R24.00 R31.00 R45.00
Ramp (S) R5.50 R12.00 R16.00 R23.00
Ramp (N) R5.50 R12.00 R16.00 R23.00
Mvoti Mainline R13.50 R38.00 R51.00 R76.00
Mandini Ramp R7.50 R14.00 R17.00 R23.00
Dokodweni Ramp R20.00 R39.00 R45.00 R62.00
Mtunzini Mainline R46.50 R89.00 R106.00 R158.00
Ramp (S) R38.50 R72.00 R87.00 R125.00
Ramp (N) R8.50 R17.00 R20.00 R33.00
N3 Mariannhill Mainline R12.00 R22.00 R27.00 R42.00
Mooi Mainline R51.00 R125.00 R176.00 R238.00
Ramp (S) R36.00 R88.00 R123.00 R167.00
Ramp (N) R15.00 R38.00 R53.00 R71.00
Treverton Ramp R15.00 R38.00 R53.00 R71.00
Bergville Ramp R22.00 R26.00 R48.00 R73.00
Tugela Mainline R73.00 R121.00 R190.00 R264.00
Tugela East Ramp R45.00 R75.00 R111.00 R155.00
Wilge Mainline R69.00 R118.00 R157.00 R223.00
De Hoek Mainline R49.00 R77.00 R117.00 R168.00
N4 Pelindaba Mainline R6.00 R11.00 R16.00 R20.00
Quagga Mainline R4.50 R8.50 R12.00 R16.00
Swartruggens Mainline R75.00 R187.00 R227.00 R267.00
Kroondal Ramp R15.00 R36.00 R40.00 R47.00
Marikana Mainline R22.50 R53.00 R60.00 R71.00
Buffelspoort Ramp R15.00 R36.00 R40.00 R47.00
Brits Mainline R15.00 R52.00 R57.00 R67.00
K99 Ramp R15.00 R37.00 R43.00 R52.00
Doornpoort Mainline R15.00 R37.00 R43.00 R52.00
Donkerhoek Ramp R13.00 R18.00 R26.00 R49.00
Cullinan Ramp R16.00 R26.00 R38.00 R63.00
Diamond Hill Mainline R37.00 R52.00 R98.00   R162.00
Valtaki Ramp R29.00 R41.00 R59.00 R134.00
Ekandustria Ramp R22.00 R34.00 R46.00 R93.00
Middelburg Mainline R62.00 R134.00 R204.00 R268.00
Machado Mainline R93.00 R257.00 R374.00 R535.00
Nkomazi Mainline R70.00 R142.00 R206.00 R297.00
N17 Gosforth Mainline R12.50 R33.00 R37.00 R50.00
Ramp (W) R7.00 R14.00 R19.00 R24.00
Ramp (E) R5.50 R21.00 R23.00 R31.00
Dalpark Mainline R11.50 R24.00 R31.00 R42.00
Denne Ramp R10.00 R19.00 R25.00 R34.00
Leandra Mainline R36.50 R92.00 R138.00 R184.00
Ramp R22.00 R56.00 R83.00 R111.00
Trichardt Mainline R18.50 R46.00 R70.00 R92.00
Ermelo Mainline R33.00 R83.00 R124.00 R164.00

Discounts offered at specific toll plazas for frequent and local users still apply. Application for discounts can be made at the toll plaza offices.
Standard toll tariffs on the Gauteng e-roads
For transactions paid within the grace period

N1 1: Barbet R2.23 R3.71 R9.28 R18.55
2: Mossie R2.23 R3.71 R9.28 R18.55
3: Indlazi R2.16 R3.60 R9.00 R17.99
4: Pikoko R2.16 R3.60 R9.00 R17.99
5: Ivusi R2.05 R3.41 R8.53 R17.07
6: Flamingo R2.05 R3.41 R8.53 R17.07
7: Ihobe R2.49 R4.16 R10.39 R20.78
8: Sunbird R2.49 R4.16 R10.39 R20.78
9: Tarentaal R1.91 R3.19 R7.98 R15.95
10: Blouvalk R1.91 R3.19 R7.98 R15.95
11: Owl R2.38 R3.97 R9.91 R19.83
12: Pelican R2.38 R3.97 R9.91 R19.83
13: King Fisher R2.11 R3.52 R8.81 R17.62
14: Ukhozi R2.11 R3.52 R8.81 R17.62
15: Fiscal R1.87 R3.12 R7.79 R15.58
16: Stork R1.87 R3.12 R7.79 R15.58
17: Ilowe R0.45 R0.74 R1.86 R3.71
N3 18: Leeba R1.60 R2.67 R6.68 R13.36
19: Ibis R1.60 R2.67 R6.68 R13.36
20: Kiewiet R1.71 R2.86 R7.14 R14.28
21: Kwikkie R1.71 R2.86 R7.14 R14.28
22: Starling R1.83 R3.04 R7.61 R15.21
23: Rooivink R1.83 R3.04 R7.61 R15.21
24: Mpshe R1.47 R2.45 R6.12 R12.24
25: Oxpecker R1.47 R2.45 R6.12 R12.24
N12 28: Phakwe R1.65 R2.75 R6.86 R13.73
29: Thaha R2.34 R3.90 R9.74 R19.48
30: Lenong R2.49 R4.16 R10.39 R20.78
31: Lekgwaba R1.80 R3.01 R7.51 R15.03
32: Loerie R2.45 R4.08 R10.20 R20.41
33: Gull R2.45 R4.08 R10.20 R20.41
34: Ilanda R1.80 R3.01 R7.51 R15.03
35: Bee-eater R1.80 R3.01 R7.51 R15.03
47: Ugaga R2.05 R3.41 R8.53 R17.07
R21 37: Hadeda R1.80 R3.01 R7.51 R15.03
38: Ntsu R1.80 R3.01 R7.51 R15.03
39: Heron R2.20 R3.67 R9.17 R18.35
40: Bluecrane R2.20 R3.67 R9.17 R18.35
41: Swael R3.12 R5.19 R12.99 R25.97
42: Letata R3.12 R5.19 R12.99 R25.97
43: Swan R2.56 R4.27 R10.67 R21.33
44: Weaver R2.56 R4.27 R10.67 R21.33
45: Hornbill R1.36 R2.26 R5.66 R11.32

The time-of-day discount percentages for the different vehicle classes and the early payment discount applicable to alternate users remain unchanged.
Monthly caps are applicable per vehicle, provided the transaction is paid within the grace period.

Vehicle class Cap
A1 Motor cycles R153.00
A2 Light motor vehicles R276.00
B Small heavy motor vehicles R1 073.00
C Large heavy motor vehicles R3 556.00

Detailed information on toll tariffs, discounts and vehicle classes is available in Government Gazette, 42209 of 01 February 2019 on
Should you need any further assistance, please contact the SANRAL Customer Services:
Phone the Call Centre on 0800 726 725 (06h00-22h00)
Visit a Customer Service Centre located at most Toll Plazas and along the Gauteng Freeway

SAVRALA Contests Claimed Toll Benefits

SAVRALA (Southern African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association) representing approximately 450,000 vehicles continues to be surprised by the ongoing e-Toll benefit motivations presented by SANRAL, its principal, the Department of Transport and more recently, Transport Economist Dr Roelof Botha.
These parties often refer to a Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) 8.4 benefit cost ratio. Simply put, this hypothesis claims that for every R1 spent on the tolls, motorists will receive a benefit of R8.40. This claimed benefit is sourced from the Economic Analysis of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Scheme prepared in August 2010 by the Graduate School of Business (University of Cape Town) for both the South African National Roads Agency (Pty) Ltd and the Provincial Government of Gauteng. This claimed benefit cost ratio was also presented in last year’s GFIP Steering Committee Report.
As this claimed benefit is one of the key motivations for the e-Tolling project, SAVRALA would encourage these parties to take note of the Minister of Transport’s reply, tabled on 31 October 2011, to a Democratic Alliance question on the claimed GFIP benefits raised at the National Assembly (Question no 2598);
“As can be seen, the key assumption of the 2007 feasibility study was that the GFIP Project would reduce congestion. In my considered view, and in retrospect, the original feasibility study did not sufficiently weigh up international evidence suggesting that freeway expansion often does not in the medium term resolve congestion challenges, and often induces greater demand.
It also failed to consider alternative solutions to congestion – improved public transport provision, moving more freight onto rail and a curb on urban sprawl. The project benefits to road users may, therefore, unfortunately not be forthcoming. This is the subject of further assessments and consultations by the Department of Transport and a Cabinet Task Team”.
The claimed GFIP benefits of time savings, reduced vehicle expenses and lower accidents are again based on questionable assumptions derived in many instances from information unchallenged by SANRAL itself. It is also important to note that the Economic Analysis of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Scheme did not request any input from any of the affected stakeholders like SAVRALA.
Surely it is time for a proper public and independent economic analysis to be conducted. It is also essential to separate the actual construction of the roads from their funding model. SAVRALA agrees with SANRAL on the need for the GFIP and that it will provide some benefit, but how much and at what cost is now a moving target. In reality, the viability and efficiency of the proposed e-Tolling model is now well beyond any economic argument.
After the Minister of Finance last month contributed almost R6 billion from Treasury to fund SANRAL’s outstanding GFIP debt, the balance now due is approximately R14 billion (excluding interest payments). Unfortunately, SANRAL have not made the actual impact of the contribution from the Minister of Finance to the total GFIP debt public. This means one has to determine the relative economic efficiencies of the e-Toll model at a rather crude level. However, the message is clear: economically, it is irrational to continue with a revenue collection scheme that will very conservatively cost the GFIP users just over R6 billion (although it has been estimated to be as much as R11 billion), to collect the outstanding R14 billion, resulting in an e-Toll administration cost to revenue ratio of 43 percent.
This is an unacceptable percentage for administration costs and contradicts the Minister of Finance’s earlier call this year for all parties to be wise with scarce resources.
SAVRALA, and many other business and civil associations, have never disputed the need to pay for the costs of GFIP, however, jointly they continue to oppose the unacceptable levels of cost for a wieldy administration imposed by the e-Tolling funding mechanism. SAVRALA therefore calls on the Government to seriously consider other less costly funding models like, the revenue raised from the Fuel Levy, as one of several other funding mechanisms.
Further, SAVRALA remains perplexed as to why the Government remains obstinate in the extreme about the drive to implement such an inefficient and costly system, given the extensive and growing resistance to e-Tolling across South African society, including some elements of Government itself.
It is also of great concern that our Government agencies and their various spokespersons are reverting to verbal bullying and threats against its citizens should they wish to exercise their rights and not register for an e-Tag but rather pay the non-discounted rate given the concerns about individual/account information protection etc.
What is needed is greater transparency regarding the terms and conditions of the ETC (Electronic Toll Collection) tender document and the extent of the potential financial penalties, should the e-Toll project not proceed. The current stance only corroborates Government’s stubbornness to proceed despite all logical and economic reasons to rethink the project.
It has, however, become painfully obvious, that this is the biggest public uprising against a decision taken by government since the birth of our new democracy 18 years ago.

Opposition To Urban Tolling Alliance Formed

Following anger and outrage against the e-Tolling of Gauteng’s freeways, an alliance has been formed to coordinate the strategies of a number of organisations and associations who share a common view about this unjust action.
Numerous organisations have been singing from the same hymn sheet to oppose the e-toll program, yet there lacked a unified platform to share and combine the efforts of business. The launch of OUTA (Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance) will be this platform and will provide a united front which will lend significant support to the cause.
The website URL for the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) is It is a concise informative portal and one where organisations can also sign up and display their support accordingly. It will be dynamic and updated regularly. In addition, individuals can also lend their support on the “support us” page as well as link through to the OUTA Facebook page to express their concerns, comments and views.
While there are a number of electronic petitions and web sites denouncing e-tolling in Gauteng (and these are all very necessary in their respective efforts), this platform is one that will provide clarity around the misleading and ambiguous statements and questions about e-tolling. The public and organisations have a desire and a right to know much more than that which has been ‘fed’ to them by the authorities. The web site will also be the platform where updates of the legal challenge will be posted when this is lodged.
OUTA encourages organizations and the public to take a look and sign up.