how much money can i travel with to south africa


When travelling to South Africa, there are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that you can bring in or take out of the country. However, there are certain limits on the amount of local currency (South African Rand) that you can bring in or take out of the country. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has set the limit at ZAR 25,000 (or the equivalent in foreign currency) per person. This limit applies to both adults and children.

If you’re planning on travelling to South Africa, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the currency. The South African Rand (ZAR) is the official currency of the country. One Rand is divided into 100 cents. Rand banknotes come in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200, while the coins are in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent, as well as 1 and 2 Rand denominations.

When it comes to exchanging money, you’ll get the best rates at banks or authorised foreign exchange bureaux. You may be able to find better rates on the black market, but it’s not advisable to use these as they’re illegal. You can also use your credit or debit card to withdraw cash from ATMs, although you’ll usually be charged a fee for this.

When it comes to budgeting for your trip, it’s important to remember that prices in South Africa are generally more expensive than in the UK. For example, a meal in a restaurant will typically cost around 50% more than it would in the UK. Accommodation is also more expensive, with a basic hotel room starting at around £40 per night.

If you’re travelling on a tight budget, there are plenty of ways to save money. For example, you can cook your own meals rather than eating out all the time. There are also many free or low-cost activities to enjoy, such as hiking, exploring local markets and visiting museums.

In general, you’ll need to budget for around £60-£70 per day if you want to enjoy a comfortable holiday in South Africa. This will cover the cost of accommodation, food, activities and transport. Of course, if you’re happy to rough it a bit, you can probably get by on a lot less.You can take up to £10,000 in cash with you when you travel to South Africa. This is the equivalent of approximately R200,000. You will need to declare any amounts over this when you arrive at customs. You can also take traveller’s cheques with you, but these are not widely accepted in South Africa. It is best to take a mix of cash and cards with you. Credit cards are widely accepted, and you can also withdraw cash from ATMs.


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