This Easter, a trip to the Cape from JHB will cost R2.4k – for petrol alone

This Easter, a trip to the Cape from JHB will cost R2.4k – for petrol alone

It looks like many South African families will be sitting tight this Easter holidays due to the high prices of petrol. The price of petrol is predicted to go up to R24 in April this year, meaning a drive to Cape Town from Johannesburg will cost around R2,400 for only petrol.

A trip from Johannesburg to Durban will cost a much less but still quite steep R1000.

Sit tight, trips to Cape Town and Durban for Easter will cost thousands

While many people are coming to terms with the Russian war in Ukraine, the effects of the rising fuel costs have not taken full effect. Experts have predicted that the cost of a one-way trip to Cape Town from Johannesburg will cost around R2,400.

This is because the price of one litre of petrol may cost around R24 in April.

For a trip to Durban, also from Johannesburg, motorists may have to fork out R1000 which is much less than R2,400 but still quite expensive.

While trips from Johannesburg to Polokwane will cost R540 minus toll gate fees which go up to R286 depending on which roads you plan on taking.

Petrol woes: A future undetermined

Meanwhile, there are many concerns around how the war in Ukraine will continue to impact fuel prices with many hoping there will be a sudden drop.

Many oil traders have predicted otherwise:

“Serious oil traders are seriously suggesting that the oil price could hit $200 per barrel under the right circumstances, effectively doubling the price of petrol in South Africa unless the government does something drastic,” reads a statement from Business Insider.

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has however announced that there are some plans in place to help lighten the impact expected to hit motorists next month.

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