As Gautengers gear up for hefty tolls on their new state of the art
car parks roads, those lovely people at ensightnetworks have launched a handy e-Toll calculator so that you can see just how much extra it’s going to cost the Vaalies to sit in queues all day get from one place to another.
Obviously, this e-Tolling is going to have a big effect when it is introduced later in the year and so I felt it was only right that Capetonians should also be aware of how much it will cost them to live and drive around the Mother City as well.
I can like to assist with your financial planning for 2011.
We do actually have a toll road in Cape Town – the vastly over-rated and often closed Chapman’s Peak Drive – but since it’s tucked neatly away behind the Lentil Curtain, I’ve chosen to ignore it. Otherwise, your journey from A to B – and quite possibly to C as well – will cost you nothing. But if that’s not quite clear enough, I’ve done some rudimentary calculations and come up with this quick table to assist you:
From: Anywhere in Cape Town To: Anywhere else in Cape Town Cost: R0
However, there may be some supplementary costs for Cape Town drivers:
Views of the Mountain from roads: R0 Use of roads that go to beaches: R0 Use of roads that don't go past mine dumps: R0 Opportunity for Dukes of Hazzard jump from unfinished freeway in town: R0
But it looks like there aren’t.
All of which begs the question: Why on earth do people continue to live in Jo’burg?