WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: Metric system.
ELECTRICITY SUPPLY: 220/230V. 50Hz. All UK electrical appliances should work in South Africa with exception to televisions and video equipment, although you are advised to check with the appliance manufacturer. Television operating system in South Africa is PAL I the same as operated in the UK.
Pretoria: Domestic 240V Port Elizabeth: Domestic 250V
CURRENCY(-IES): 1 rand = 100 cents.
INTERNATIONAL DIRECT DIALLING CODE(S): South Africa 00 27 Lesotho 00 266; Swaziland 00 268; Botswana 00 267.
TIME: 2 hours ahead of GMT (1 hour ahead of BST).
1 Jan New Year's Day. 21 Mar Good Friday. 24 Mar Family Day. 27 Apr Freedom Day.
1 May Workers' Day. 2 May Human Rights Day. 16 Jun Youth Day.
9 Aug National Women's Day. 24 Sep Heritage Day. 16 Dec Day of Reconciliation.
25 Dec Christmas Day. 26 Dec Day of Goodwill
South Africa: South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DP. Tel: 020 7451 7299, fax: 020 7451 7283/4, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org — website: www.southafricahouse.com. Office hours: Mon-Fri 8.30–13.00 and 13.45–17.00.
For a guide to Custom Regulations for South Africa please click on the link below:
Click to view customs information for South Africa.