R80 (South Africa)
|Maintained by GDRT|
|Length||22.6 km (14.0 mi)|
|North end||M39 in Soshanguve|
| N4 in Akasia|
R55 in Pretoria
|South end||M1 in Pretoria|
|Major cities||Soshanguve, Pretoria|
|Numbered routes of South Africa
The R80 is a provincial route in Gauteng, South Africa that connects the Pretoria CBD with Mabopane and Soshanguve. It is a dual carriageway freeway, with 2 or 3 lanes in each direction at different points and is named the Mabopane Highway.
It starts at a t-junction with the M1 Road of Tshwane in the suburb of Roseville (5km north of Pretoria CBD), heading westwards & meeting the R55 Road. It passes through the Theo Martins Gateway (Afrikaans:Theo Martins Poort), a mountain pass over the Magaliesberg mountains, and the northbound carriageway has a rising hairpin bend, approaching the pass, as the freeway abruptly switches an from east-west to a south-north direction.
The highway proceeds to meet the R566 road at an off-ramp just east of Rosslyn and ends at a junction with the M39 Road of Tshwane in Soshanguve, with the M39 providing access to Mabopane in the north-west.