South African Currency

Going on a trip to South Africa and needs to know the name of the South African money unit or just need to know how much is $100 American dollars in South African currency?

Use the links on this page to understand more about the local money used in South Africa, currency symbol, notes and more.


South African Currency Exchange Rate Today

South Africa Money

  • The official money used in South Africa is Rand.

  • The currency symbol of the South African money is R.

  • The South African currency code is ZAR.

  • The Rand Notes: The South African currency notes are made up of R10, R20, R50, R100, R200.

  • The Rand Coins: 1 Rand is made up of 100 Cents. South African Cent Coins go from 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2, R5.

What is the best currency to use in South Africa? Naturally it is best to convert your currency to South African money and use the local Rand as it is accepted everywhere in South Africa. US dollars and other major currencies like British Pound or Swiss Franc are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Are credit cards widely accepted in South Africa? Major credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are widely accepted within South Africa (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - hence check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Rand to US Dollars?

Foreign exchange rates are always changing and in most cases by the minute.

Therefore it's important to check out the today's currency exchange rate for US Dollar to South African Rand before ordering the Rand you need for your next trip at American Dollar to Rand Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Rand to British Pound?

Exchange rates for foreign currencies are often changing and in most days minute by minute.

Therefore it's wise to check out the current currency exchange rate for Stirling Pound to South African Rand before purchasing the Rand you need for your next trip at British Pound to Rand Exchange Rate Today.