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= ZAR=1 AUD
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What to spend your rand on

  • Soft drink in a restaurant

    10 ZAR

  • Return trip on a cable car to the top of Table Mountain

    225 ZAR

  • Postcard and stamp

    8 ZAR

  • Three-course meal for two in Johannesburg

    400 ZAR

  • Full-day safari tour at Kruger National Park

    1400 ZAR

How many rand will I need?*

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Must-sees in South Africa

  • Cape of Good Hope
  • The Cape of Good Hope is where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet, offering one of the most picturesque and mesmerising views in all of South Africa.
  • Durban
  • Some of the best beaches of South Africa’s east coast are here, as well as the beautiful Botanical Gardens and the uShaka Marine World aquarium.
  • Johannesburg
  • For safari fans Jo’burg is the place to be, with plenty of wildlife to spot outside of the city. For those who want to learn a bit more about South African history, head straight to the Apartheid Museum.

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How the rand adds up

The rand (ZAR) arrived in 1961, the same year that South Africa became an official Republic. There are 100 cents to every rand, but one and two cent coins have fallen out of use due to inflation.



When it comes to tour guides, taxis and meals, it's customary to leave around 10% of your bill as a tip. Give this directly to your waiter/tour guide/taxi driver and if the service was really good, you can round it up to 15%.

Frequently used banknotes

The notes you'll use in South Africa are for the value of 10 (green), 20 (brown), 50 (red), 100 (blue) and 200 (orange) rand. Each note includes an image of Nelson Mandela as part of the design, as well as one of the many animals native to South Africa.

Buying South African rand online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over £500

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • You can get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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