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South Africa Currency

Money

South Africa's currency is the Rand (ZAR), which is divided into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and the larger hotels. ATMs are widely available (there is a daily limit for cash withdrawals) and major international credit cards are widely accepted. Visitors should be vigilant when drawing cash from ATMs, as con artists are known to operate there. All commercial banks will exchange foreign currency.


Currency Exchange Rates


South Africa ZAR 1 ZAR 5 ZAR 10 ZAR 100 ZAR 1,000
Australia AUD 0.10 AUD 0.52 AUD 1.04 AUD 10.36 AUD 103.56
Canada CAD 0.10 CAD 0.52 CAD 1.05 CAD 10.46 CAD 104.62
Ireland EUR 0.07 EUR 0.35 EUR 0.69 EUR 6.91 EUR 69.07
New Zealand NZD 0.11 NZD 0.55 NZD 1.10 NZD 11.02 NZD 110.21
United Kingdom GBP 0.06 GBP 0.30 GBP 0.60 GBP 5.97 GBP 59.73
United States of America USD 0.08 USD 0.39 USD 0.78 USD 7.76 USD 77.57

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

Our Travel Expert

I was born and grew up in Hong Kong so from a young age I started to travel and loved experiencing new countries and cultures. I have been lucky enough to travel all over Asia as well as visiting South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, North America, The Caribbean and over ten countries in Europe. I'm obsessed with sports and all kinds of activities especially when travelling, highlights being Bungee Jumping in Bali, Paragliding in New Zealand, golfing in South Africa and doing a ski season in Canada. Back at home I like to spend my free time at live music events, playing football, cricket, tennis and golf. I studied International Tourism at the University of Ulster and I'm now lucky enough to have a job that combines my love for travel, activities, sports and events. South Africa is my favourite destination on earth and I am very passionate about the place, I take great pleasure in putting together "trip of a life time" itineraries for people and I have completed a South Africa Specialist Program. I've sent many happy clients all over the country for spectacular golf and safari experiences and would be delighted to offer any advice on travelling to, and spending time in South Africa.

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