An Alternative Route to The Oaks The Roads Department is currently regrading and tarring the R56 from the turnoff from the N3 to Richmond. There are four (4) stop-go posts along this road and these can be very slow, especially when heavy traffic is underway or large vehicles. Below is an alternate route which uses the road to Eston and is around 15 minutes more travelling time on a fairly good tar road with less sharp bends and no stoppages. DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS OR GARMIN UNLESS YOU WISH TO VISIT UMBUMBULU! From Durban: After taking the N3 as usual, turn off earlier at the Camperdown turnoff, turning LEFT. Follow the road to a T-junction, then turn LEFT into the R603. Follow this road until you reach the sign for Eston and the R624. Turn RIGHT onto the R624. Head along the R624 until the T-junction with the R56. At this point, turn RIGHT to Richmond. Take the glide-off/side slipway to Richmond BEFORE the bridge. You will be in Shepstone Street, Richmond. Head straight through Richmond as before and out of the other side. Stay on this road for about 16kms until you reach the sign for Byrne (at a green painted building and lapa). Turn RIGHT to Byrne. Pass Byrne Village on your right and take a left to The Oaks Hotel before you reach St Mary Magdalene’s church.
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An Alternative Route to The Oaks The Roads Department is currently regrading and tarring the R56 from the turnoff from the N3 to Richmond. There are four (4) stop-go posts along this road and these can be very slow, especially when heavy traffic is underway or large vehicles. Below is an alternate route which uses the road to Eston and is around 15 minutes more travelling time on a fairly good tar road with less sharp bends and no stoppages. DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS OR GARMIN UNLESS YOU WISH TO VISIT UMBUMBULU! From Durban: After taking the N3 as usual, turn off earlier at the Camperdown turnoff, turning LEFT. Follow the road to a T-junction, then turn LEFT into the R603. Follow this road until you reach the sign for Eston and the R624. Turn RIGHT onto the R624. Head along the R624 until the T-junction with the R56. At this point, turn RIGHT to Richmond. Take the glide-off/side slipway to Richmond BEFORE the bridge. You will be in Shepstone Street, Richmond. Head straight through Richmond as before and out of the other side. Stay on this road for about 16kms until you reach the sign for Byrne (at a green painted building and lapa). Turn RIGHT to Byrne. Pass Byrne Village on your right and take a left to The Oaks Hotel before you reach St Mary Magdalene’s church.
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