How much cash can you carry legally?

There are a few things to bear in mind when travelling with cash to South Africa. The first is that there is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that you can bring in or out of the country. However, if you are carrying more than R25,000 (South African Rand) in cash, you will need to declare this to customs on arrival. There are also a few restrictions on what you can do with your money once you’re in the country.

For example, it is illegal to exchange money with anyone other than a registered financial institution. This means that if you are offered a better exchange rate by a friend or family member, you should politely decline.

Another thing to remember is that it is not advisable to keep large amounts of cash on your person. If you are carrying more than you feel comfortable with, it is best to split it up and keep it in different places. For example, you could put some in your suitcase, some in your day bag and some in your pocket.

Overall, as long as you are aware of the regulations around travelling with cash, you should be able to carry as much as you like into South Africa. Just remember to declare any amounts over R25,000 and to be careful with where you keep it.You can carry up to R25 000 in cash when travelling to or from South Africa. This is according to the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) Exchange Control Regulations. If you are carrying more than R25 000, you will need to declare it to customs.

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