N7 road (South Africa)

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National route N7 shield

National route N7
The N7 north of Vanrhynsdorp
Route information
Maintained by SANRAL
Major junctions
South end: N1 in Cape Town
  N14 at Springbok
North end: B1 at the Namibian border at Vioolsdrif
Major cities: Cape Town, Malmesbury, Clanwilliam, Springbok
Highway system

Numbered routes of South Africa

N6 N8

The N7 is a national route in South Africa that runs from Cape Town northwards through the West Coast and Namaqualand regions to the Namibian border at Vioolsdrif.[1] After crossing the border, it changes designation to B1 and runs north through Windhoek and the north of Namibia.

The portion of the road within Cape Town is a freeway, but it loses limited-access freeway status shortly after exiting the city limits at the M5 interchange (Potsdam Rd). From here it remains a dual-carriageway till the Melkbosstrand M19 intersection. Thereafter, the N7 is a single-carriageway highway with wide paved shoulders to Piekenierskloof Pass near Citrusdal; only a short 4km section through Malmesbury attains freeway status again along this section. The rest of the N7 to the Namibian border is a single-carriageway highway with no paved shoulders.


  1. ^ Falkner, John (May 2012). South African Numbered Route Description and Destination Analysis (Report). National Department of Transport. pp. 20–21. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 

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