South Africa is full of natural wonder, adventure, sport and wildlife. From the big game safaris of Kruger National Park to the dazzling nightlife in beautiful Cape Town, there is so much to see and do across this diverse land.
South Africa is a multi-ethnic society where you will find a wide variety of cultures, religions and 11 official languages with English widely spoken.
There are limits on the amount of currency you can bring into South Africa. Any amounts higher than 25,000 ZAR or US $10,000 (or equivalent in other currencies) should be declared upon entry.
If you want to get your ZAR sorted before your holiday, you can order your FX at any of our stores or order it online whenever you want and just pick up instore at your convenience. If you are bringing ZAR into Australia, our Travel Money Experts can also help you out with exchanging those into AUD – just visit any of our 130+ stores in Australia for today’s sell rate.
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Did you know? ZAR Currency Facts
- As a trading centre, multiple currencies circulated throughout South Africa.
- The first official currency used was the Guilder. During the late 17th century, the Rixdollar was used and was the first South African currency to include paper notes.
- During British occupation, in 1826, the Cape Colony was put on a sterling basis, though other currencies, including Spanish Dollars, US Dollars, French Francs, and Indian Rupees continued to circulate.
- In 1921, the Reserve Bank of South Africa was established as the central bank. In 1961, the South African Rand replaced the Pound under a decimalized system.
Want to see how far your Rand will go? Check out our South Africa Travel Money Guide for expert tips and destination costs.
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