South Africa - Road Traffic Data

Explore the complexities of South Africa's road networks with our detailed traffic dataset, providing critical insights into traffic flows, congestion levels, and vehicle types across both urban centers and rural areas. Ideal for government bodies, urban planners, and transport companies, this dataset is crucial for devising effective traffic management strategies, optimizing public transportation routes, and planning infrastructure projects to enhance mobility and safety throughout South Africa.

Vital Traffic Insights across the South Africa

Obtain valuable insights from in-depth data and research, providing a thorough understanding of traffic flow complexities, congested areas, and necessary speed adjustments to optimize transportation planning in South Africa.


Total Number of records
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750,000 kilometers

Total Length of South Africa Roads (Kms)
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Danie Joubert Freeway - 97.7 km/h

Fastest Road by Median Speed
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Jade Avenue - 12.5 km/h

Slowest Road by Median Speed
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Preview the depth and breadth of our traffic data collection, showcasing how granular insights can revolutionize transportation planning and management in South Africa.

Key Variables

Obtain valuable insights from in-depth data and research, providing a thorough understanding of traffic flow complexities, congested areas, and necessary speed adjustments to optimize transportation planning in South Africa.

Sample Size
The number of data points or observations collected, critical for the reliability and accuracy of traffic analysis.
Street Name
The official name of a road, essential for location identification and route navigation.
The maximum legally permitted speed on a road segment, crucial for safety and traffic flow analysis.
Median speed
The middle value of speed measurements, offering a representative speed of traffic under typical conditions.
The length of a road segment or route, key in calculating travel times and route planning.
Standard Deviation speed
A measure of speed variability, indicating the consistency or fluctuation of traffic speeds.
Average speed
The arithmetic mean of speed data, useful for understanding overall traffic flow on a road segment.
A classification system for roads, determining their hierarchy and role in overall traffic mobility.
TravelTime Standard Deviation
Reflects the variability in travel time, highlighting potential delays and inconsistencies in journey durations.
The order of road segments or data points, important for mapping routes and analyzing traffic flow sequences.

Use Cases

How can this dataset benefit you?

Traffic Management for Major Urban Areas

Utilize South Africa's road traffic data to manage and optimize traffic flow in major urban areas like Johannesburg and Cape Town. Implement adaptive traffic control systems that adjust signal timings based on real-time traffic conditions, reducing congestion and improving overall traffic efficiency during peak and off-peak hours.

Enhancement of Public Transport Systems

Leverage traffic data to enhance public transport systems, particularly focusing on the integration and efficiency of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems. Use insights from traffic volumes and congestion patterns to optimize bus routes and schedules, ensuring more reliable and timely public transport services that can attract more users away from private vehicle reliance.

Road Safety Campaigns in High Accident Zones

Employ detailed traffic and accident data to identify and target high accident zones across South Africa. Implement targeted road safety measures such as improved road signage, enhanced pedestrian crossings, and strategic public awareness campaigns focused on driver safety and pedestrian awareness. These initiatives aim to reduce accident rates and increase safety on the roads.

Everything You need to know to know about the Road Traffic of South Africa

Median Vehicle Speeds by Road Names

This analysis examines median vehicle speeds across various road types, highlighting efficiency and congestion levels from highways to local streets.

Street Name

Median Speed (km/h)

Jade Avenue


18th Avenue


Adcock Street


Mayibuye Street






Hector Peterson Street


Fehrsen Street


Bosman Street


Samcor Avenue


Mabopane Highway


Ben Schoeman Highway




Magalies Toll Route




Albertina Sisulu Freeway






Platinum Highway


Danie Joubert Freeway


Speed Limit Distribution

Investigates the range and prevalence of speed limits throughout South Africa, pinpointing areas with strict regulations and potential zones for speed limit adjustments.

Functional Road Class (FRC) Distribution

Depicts the variety of road types within the network, from major thoroughfares to local streets, and their distribution across the territory.

Average Speed by Functional Road Class (FRC)

Analyzes average speeds based on road functional classifications, providing insights into traffic flow and congestion differences between arterial roads and local streets.

Average Speed Distribution for Ben Schoeman Highway

Studies speed patterns along this major road, highlighting areas of congestion or high efficiency and their impact on travel times.

Top 10 Streets by Average Speed

Identifies the top 10 streets by average speed, offering an overview of traffic conditions in busy urban areas or on efficient routes.

Pretoria Street Traffic Analysis

Provides a detailed examination of traffic flow on Pretoria’s streets, including peak traffic times, average speeds, and congested areas, supported by visual data.

This data is provided by LocationMind but the data source is TomTom

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about our spatial analyst platform.

What types of data are included in the Road Traffic Insights?

This dataset encompasses real-time and historical data on traffic density, accidents, road conditions, and congestion trends.

How can this road traffic dataset benefit my business or project?

Leverage this dataset for site selection, analyze road traffic on your desired business location, enhanced route planning, strategic urban development projects, and to implement proactive traffic management strategies.

What support does xMap offer to clients using the Road Traffic dataset?

At xMap, we are committed to ensuring that our clients can leverage our datasets effectively. We provide comprehensive technical support, including help with data integration, troubleshooting, and optimization of data use. Additionally, we offer consulting services to help businesses understand and analyze traffic data to meet their specific strategic objectives.

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