Weights & Measurements

Scale with weights
Thee metric system of measurement applies

The units of measurement used in South Africa are metric - road distances are measured in kilometres, petrol in litres and solid food in grams.

Here's a quick reference for converting South African weights and measurements from the metric to the Imperial system, and vice versa:

1 inch - 2.54 cm
1cm - 0.39 inches
1 m - 3.3 ft or 1.1 yard
1 ft - 0.3m
1 km - 0.62 miles
1 mile - 1.6 km
1 kg - 2.2 lb
1 lb - 0.45 kg 1gm - 0.04 oz
1 oz - 28 gm
1 imperial gallon - 4.55 litres
1 l - 0.22 imperial gallons
1 US gallon - 3.8 litres 
1 litre - 0.26 US gallons