The South African currency is South African Rand, ZAR, or usually indicated by R. One Rand is equivalent to 100 cents.


Notes comes in R10, R50, R100 and R200 (watch out as only the new R200 are accepted).


Coins are issued in R1, R2, R5 and 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents and 50 cents.


Banking hours are Monday-Friday from 9am to 3.30 pm and on Saturdays from 9-11am.


Some Bureaux de Change stay open until 7pm.


All major credit cards are acceptable at many shops and restaurants.


ATMs are open 24-hours a day, but take care when drawing cash. Look under Safety.



Use the currency converter on the Rates page to calculate the exchange rate.





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