South Africa Currency


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 R 1 R 5 R 10 R 100 R 1,000
Australia A$ 0.11 A$ 0.57 A$ 1.15 A$ 11.48 A$ 114.82
Canada C$ 0.12 C$ 0.60 C$ 1.21 C$ 12.08 C$ 120.76
Ireland € 0.09 € 0.47 € 0.93 € 9.34 € 93.43
New Zealand NZ$ 0.15 NZ$ 0.75 NZ$ 1.49 NZ$ 14.90 NZ$ 149.05
United Kingdom £ 0.08 £ 0.39 £ 0.77 £ 7.72 £ 77.25
United States of America US$ 0.12 US$ 0.59 US$ 1.18 US$ 11.82 US$ 118.25

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

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