Travel Information for Tourists, with Travel Tips, Driving, Safety, Transport and Customs
South Africa’s peak tourist seasons are between October and February and again between March and April
Tourist accommodation is in high demand
during these seasons and visitors are advised to book well in advance to avoid disappointment
WEIGHTS & MEASURES
South Africa operates on the metric system.
Distances are measured in metres and kilometres (1 mile = 1, 621 km)
Weight is measured in grams and kilograms.
Liquids are measured in litres
Temperature is measured in degrees Celsius
10 ° C = 50 ° F
20 ° C = 68 ° F
30 ° C = 86 ° F
South Africa is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), one hour ahead of Central European Winter Time, eight hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time and seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Winter.
There is no daylight saving.
There are no time-zone changes between South Africa and its neighbouring countries, or between the nine provinces of South Africa.