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 1.29 AUD 12.92 AUD 129.24
Canada CAD 0.13 CAD 0.64 CAD 1.28 CAD 12.78 CAD 127.77
Ireland EUR 0.08 EUR 0.42 EUR 0.83 EUR 8.31 EUR 83.06
New Zealand NZD 0.14 NZD 0.69 NZD 1.38 NZD 13.79 NZD 137.86
South Africa ZAR 1.51 ZAR 7.56 ZAR 15.13 ZAR 151.29 ZAR 1,512.95
United Kingdom GBP 0.06 GBP 0.31 GBP 0.62 GBP 6.23 GBP 62.28
United States of America USD 0.09 USD 0.45 USD 0.90 USD 9.02 USD 90.20

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

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