Botswana Currency


The unit of currency is the Botswana Pula (BWP), which is divided into 100 Thebe. The word 'Pula' means rain and 'Thebe' means shield. The shield appears on the national coat of arms. Major credit cards are widely accepted, and foreign currency are accepted at most large hotels and lodges. There are banks and exchange bureaux in all the main towns, as well as ATM machines.

Currency Exchange Rates

Botswana BWP 1 BWP 5 BWP 10 BWP 100 BWP 1,000
Australia AUD 0.13 AUD 0.65 AUD 1.31 AUD 13.08 AUD 130.78
Canada CAD 0.13 CAD 0.66 CAD 1.32 CAD 13.21 CAD 132.12
Ireland EUR 0.09 EUR 0.44 EUR 0.87 EUR 8.72 EUR 87.22
New Zealand NZD 0.14 NZD 0.70 NZD 1.39 NZD 13.92 NZD 139.18
South Africa ZAR 1.26 ZAR 6.31 ZAR 12.63 ZAR 126.29 ZAR 1,262.86
United Kingdom GBP 0.08 GBP 0.38 GBP 0.75 GBP 7.54 GBP 75.44
United States of America USD 0.10 USD 0.49 USD 0.98 USD 9.80 USD 97.96

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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