File photo: Tiro Ramatlhatse
DURBAN - The toll tariffs increase by the Department of Transport and SANRAL will be effective from today, the 12th April 2018.

The increase of toll tariffs was given the go-ahead by the Minister of Transport Blade Nzimande.

The hike in tariffs is in line with the Consumer Price Index. The new tariff will include the increase in VAT from 14% to 15%.

The changes in the tariffs will apply to the N3 toll road between Johannesburg and Durban and the N4 between Botswana and Mozambican border.

The toll road sections of the N1, N2, N17 and R30 will also be affected by the tariff increase.

The monthly e-toll cap for compliant users of light motor vehicles (Class A2) has also increased from R250 to R266 per month. The discounts for frequent users and local users that qualify will still be applicable.

The N3 Durban and Johannesburg highway receives high traffic volumes during the festive periods like Christmas and Easter. According to the N3 Toll Concession, the traffic volume for the Friday Easter weekend was 1500 vehicles per hour as people headed towards Durban.

The total cost of all the tolls for a person that is travelling between Durban and Johannesburg is R242,50.

Here is a breakdown of the tolls between Durban and Johannesburg and how much they cost for a light motor vehicles:

Name of the toll New toll tariff
Mariannhill R11,50
Mooi Plaza R49,00
Tugela R70,00
Wilge R65,00
De Hoek R47,00