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River Crossing Bed & Breakfast

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Directions
From Johannesburg:

A. Freeway route

- From Johannesburg International Airport take the road to Johannesburg.
- Take the left turn at the sign N3 South (Durban / Germiston).
- Follow the N3 towards Durban.
- Go through the main Tugela Plaza - do not turn off at the Plaza. Take the first off-ramp after the Tugela Toll Plaza and then turn left towards Ladysmith.
- After approx 4km take a right turn to Winterton on the R600.
- In Winterton opposite the Engen garage, take the R600 Central Berg road - you will go over a railway line.
- Approximately 13 km you will pass through a crossroad junction and on your left is the Thokosiza curio/shopping/information centre/restaurant, well worth a pop-in for lunch.
- Approximately 5km thereafter you will see signs for signs "Cayley Lodge" and Bell Park Dam. Turn right here onto the D53.
- Approximately 3km you cross a river and shortly thereafter again a Cayley Lodge sign to the right which take onto the D277.
- Shortly after turning, cross over another river and approximately 200 yards on the left you will see a smallish white sign for River Crossing. Turn left onto the dirt road and depending on arrangements, you will either be staying at the first or the second cottage.
B. Scenic Route from Johannesburg (do not follow this route in wet or freezing conditions).
- N3 Johannesburg towards Durban.
- At Harrismith take the N5 offramp then turn right towards Bethlehem/Bloemfontein.
- After approx 5km turn left onto the R712 Qwa-Qwa/Bergville road.
- After approx 10km turn left again onto R74 Bergville/Oliviershoek pass road. NB .Take care as there are pot holes.
- Pass by Sterkfontein Dam, Oliviershoek Pass, Bergville towards Winterton.
- In Winterton opposite the Engen garage, take the R600 Central Berg road - you will go over a railway line.
- Approximately 13 km you will pass through a crossroad junction on your left is the Thokosiza curio/shopping/information centre/restaurant well worth a pop-in or lunch.
- Approximately 5km thereafter you will see signs for signs "Cayley Lodge" and Bell Park Dam. Turn right here onto the D53.
- Approximately 3km you cross a river and shortly thereafter again a Cayley Lodge sign to the right which take onto the D277.
- Shortly after turning, cross over another river and approximately 200 yards on the left you will see a smallish white sign for River Crossing. Turn left onto the dirt road and depending on arrangements you will either be staying at the first or the second cottage.
From Durban:

A (Recommended Daytime only - shortest)
Note that this is a road through a rural area with a number of goats, cattle and traffic calming humps.

- N3 to JHB. Take offramp at Giants Castle/Estcourt North. At intersection of offramp, take left hand turn to Loskop.
- Approximately 26km onwards take a left hand turn onto the R600. Once you have turned, you will see the Thokosiza curio/shopping/information/restaurant on your left.
- Approximately 5km thereafter you will see signs for signs "Cayley Lodge" and Bell Park Dam. Turn right here onto the D53.
- Approximately 3km later you cross a river and shortly thereafter again a Cayley Lodge sign to the right which take onto the D277.
- Shortly after turning, cross over another river and approximately 200 yards on the left you will see a smallish white sign for River Crossing. Turn left onto the dirt road and depending on arrangements you will either be staying at the first , second or 3rd Villa.
B ( Day or night)

- N3 pass Shell Ultra City and take EXIT 194 the Winterton/Bergville/Colenso (R74) off ramp and turn left to Winterton which is about 20km away.
- In Winterton opposite the Engen garage, take the R600 Central Berg road - you will go over a railway line.
- Approximately 13 km you will pass through a crossroad junction. *On your left is the Thokosiza curio/shopping/information centre/restaurant, well worth a pop-in or lunch.
- Approximately 5km thereafter you will see signs for signs "Cayley Lodge" and Bell Park Dam. Turn right here onto the D53.
- Approximately 3km later you cross a river and shortly thereafter again a Cayley Lodge sign to the right which take onto the D277.
- Shortly after turning, cross over another river and approximately 200 yards on the left you will see a smallish white sign for River Crossing. Turn left onto the dirt road and depending on arrangements you will either be staying at the first, second or 3rd Villa.