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Currency – South Africa

The official currency of South Africa is the Rand (CZAR). 1 rand is equivalent to 100 cents or 0,130 euros.

The Banknotes in circulation are 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 rands and the coins are 5, 2 and 1 rand, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cent.

If the import or export of foreign currencies is declared upon entering and leaving the country, then it is unlimited. On the other hand, the import and import of the rand is limited to 650 euros or 5000 ZAR.

For currency exchange there are ATMs and automatic exchange machines in the main cities. You can also make the change at exchange offices, banks and some hotels. Keep in mind that to make a currency exchange it is a requirement that you present your identity card or passport.

Bank hours are:

From Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 15:30 and on Saturdays from 08:30 to 11:00.

In South Africa a variety of cards such as Master Card, Visa, American Express and Diners Club are accepted. Keep in mind when traveling that it is important that you ask your banking company what actions you can take with your credit card in this country.

Travel checks can be exchanged at banks or you can use them in hotels, restaurants and shops. You should write checks in US dollars or pounds sterling.

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