Currency in South Africa

The official currency in South Africa is Rand and therefore it is important that you change your home currency to the South African currency when you are in your home country. This would allow you to be on the safer side when you are heading to South Africa. You can also change your home currency to US Dollars and then change the currency at various international airports in South Africa. However, you must keep in mind that the exchange rate might not be the same everywhere so most airports and banks will have different rates. Some of the top end hotels and resorts do accept US Dollars but the exchange rates again are not very good, so make sure you have enough funds available in rands.

South African Rand Facts

Overview South African Rand
Short Name ZAR
Symbols R
Unit 1/100, CENT
Frequently Used Currency (Denomination) 5C, 10C, 20C, R 1, R 2, R 5

Also, when you head for a South Africa trip you can carry your credit card and ATM card which will help you to carry a large amount of money with you and withdraw it as per your will.

For more details on planning a South Africa trip, call SOTC today.

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