Facts for the Traveller

License requirements - If you wish to drive in South Africa you will need a current South African, overseas or international driver's license.

Seat belts - Driver & passenger seat belts are a mandatory requirement in all provinces.

Which side of the road? When driving in South Africa keep to the left side of the road.

Speed limits
Urban: 60 km/h , 80 km/h , 100 km/h
National roads: 120 km/h

Emergency numbers
Police: 10111
Ambulance: 10177
Fire brigade central: (021) 465 1033

Important: Do not pick up hitch-hikers or stop for a vehicle which seems in distress. Telephone the police when the opportunity arises.