how much cash to take to south africa


When travelling to South Africa, it is important to make sure that you have enough cash to cover all of your expenses. There are a few things to consider when thinking about how much cash to take with you, such as the exchange rate, the cost of living in South Africa, and the availability of ATM machines.

The exchange rate between the British Pound and the South African Rand is currently 1 GBP = 18.39 ZAR. This means that for every pound you take with you, you will get approximately 18.39 Rand in return.

The cost of living in South Africa is relatively low when compared to other countries. For example, a meal at a restaurant will cost you around 50-60 Rand, and a cup of coffee will cost you around 20 Rand. However, it is important to note that the prices of goods and services can vary depending on the city you are visiting.

ATM machines are widely available in South Africa, so you will not have any trouble withdrawing cash when you need it. However, it is important to note that some ATM machines may charge a fee for withdrawals.

In conclusion, it is important to make sure that you have enough cash to cover all of your expenses when travelling to South Africa. The exchange rate, the cost of living, and the availability of ATM machines should all be taken into consideration when thinking about how much cash to take with you.

Assuming you are travelling to South Africa from the UK, and will be staying for an extended period of time, you will need to take a good amount of cash with you. The amount of cash you will need will depend on your individual spending habits, but as a general rule of thumb, you should take at least £500 (or the equivalent in South African currency) with you.

ATMs are widely available in South Africa, so you will not have any trouble accessing your money when you need it. However, it is always a good idea to have some cash on hand in case of an emergency.

When it comes to exchanging your money, you will get a better rate if you exchange it in South Africa rather than in the UK. There are many reputable currency exchange companies in South Africa, so be sure to shop around for the best rate.

Overall, you should take a good amount of cash with you when travelling to South Africa from the UK. The exact amount will depend on your individual spending habits, but as a general rule of thumb, you should take at least £500 (or the equivalent in South African currency) with you.


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