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 0.12 AUD 0.59 AUD 1.18 AUD 11.81 AUD 118.06
Canada CAD 0.12 CAD 0.58 CAD 1.16 CAD 11.65 CAD 116.48
Ireland EUR 0.08 EUR 0.40 EUR 0.81 EUR 8.08 EUR 80.84
New Zealand NZD 0.12 NZD 0.61 NZD 1.22 NZD 12.24 NZD 122.38
South Africa ZAR 1.30 ZAR 6.51 ZAR 13.01 ZAR 130.12 ZAR 1,301.16
United Kingdom GBP 0.07 GBP 0.34 GBP 0.69 GBP 6.90 GBP 68.98
United States of America USD 0.09 USD 0.45 USD 0.89 USD 8.93 USD 89.30

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

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