What currency can you use in South Africa?
The official currency of South Africa is the South African Rand (ZAR). It is denoted by the symbol “R” and is subdivided into 100 cents. The currency is widely accepted throughout the country, and you can use it for various transactions, including shopping, dining, and transportation. It’s advisable to exchange your currency for South African Rand upon arrival in the country, as it may not be widely accepted to use foreign currencies for everyday transactions.
There are numerous banks, currency exchange offices, and ATMs where you can exchange your money. Additionally, credit and debit cards are widely accepted in most establishments, particularly in urban areas.