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South African Rand

South Africa - South African Rand (ZAR)
Rate: 0.06096

Our exchange rates are locked in every weekday at our branches around 8 am EST. The rate shown when you make the online reservation is the exchange rate of that day, so it is good for that day only. The exchange rate you pay will be that of the day when you actually pick up and pay for the currency. The indication rate gives you a good reference point as currency exchange rates typically move less than 3% day to day.

16.4041 ZAR = $1 USD
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Symbol: R 
Countries: South Africa, South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini
The South African rand is the currency of South Africa. The banknotes are printed on paper material. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is responsible for issuing the South African banknotes. South African rands feature the former President Nelson Mandela on the front of the currency and various animals native to South Africa, known as the “big five”, on the back of the banknote. The “big five” include the rhinoceros, elephant, lion, buffalo, and leopard.

Did You Know?
These items cost the USD equivalent in the city of Cape Town, South Africa*:
  • 10 Mile Cab Ride: $2.59 USD
  • Budget Dinner for 2: $18.48 USD
  • Pint of Beer: $2.11 USD
  • Tip Percentage: 10%

  • *Figures are based on 2023 data. Information is subject to change as exchange rates and cost of goods fluctuate.