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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