The road infrastructure in the Western Cape, excluding the urban areas
and the national roads, is owned and managed by the Roads Infrastructure
Branch of the Provincial Administration of the Western Cape. The
road network is categorised into:
The road network currently consists of approximately 33 000 kilometres
of Trunk, Main, Divisional and Minor roads of which 6 700 km are surfaced.
Approximately 10 300 km of the unsurfaced road network are
proclaimed as Trunk, Main and Divisional roads and are commonly referred
to as gravel roads. The remaining 16 000 km of unsurfaced roads
could be described as earth roads and tracks.