| The Rand
is the official currency in South Africa.
1 Rand (ZA R / R) = 100 cents.
in denominations of ZA R 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200.
are in denominations of ZA R 5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and
Money can be changed at bureaux de change, banks, some hotels, and
larger shops and restaurants. Automated foreign exchange machines
and ATM's are available at several locations. Proof of identify
may be requested, therefore travellers are advised to carry a passport.
Credit & debit cards
Visa and MasterCard are preferred.
Diners Club and American Express are also widely accepted. Some
ATM's will give cash advances with credit cards. Credit cards cannot
be received at petrol stations. Please check with your debit or
credit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other
facilities which may be available.
Travellers cheques are valid at banks, hotels, restaurants and shops.
To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised
to take traveller's cheques in Pounds Sterling or United States
Exchange rate indicators
The following figures should be perceived as a guide to the movements
of the Rand against the US Dollar and UK Pounds Sterling: