Rand (ZAR). 100 cents equals one Rand.
It's important to remember that you can only pay in rands in restaurants and retail in the Western Cape. Your currency can be exchanged at airports, commercial banks (Standard Bank, Absa, FNB, Nedbank), Rennies Travel or American Express. These can be found in most shopping centers, as well as in most suburbs of the Western Cape. You'll also find exchange facilities in many hotels. The exchange rate and commission vary, so check the daily newspaper for an updated standard rate.
You'll find branches and ATMs of all major national banks in most towns, suburbs and shopping malls in our province. Most ATM machines accept:
- International bank cards.
- Mainly VISA Electron and Maestro debit cards, and Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express credit cards.
- You will be charged a service fee - to find out more please go to one of the banking branches.
- VAT is levied at 14%. Tourists may apply for tax refunds on purchases over R250 on departure.