Local Laws & Time Zone

Smoking is prohibited in most public spaces, including airports and railway stations.
Most restaurants have designated smoking and non-smoking areas.

In South Africa, the legal limit is a breath alcohol content of 0.24mg per 1,000ml, or a blood alcohol limit of 0.05g per 100ml.

South Africa does not change its clocks during the year, and there are no regional variations within the country.
The South African Standard Time (SAST) is :

  • 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (or Universal Standard Time)

  • 1 hour ahead of Central European Winter Time

  • 7 hours ahead of the USA’s Eastern Standard Winter Time