Foreign currency converter and financial information
The handy real time
currency converter (below) will enable you to compare the value of your money with the South African Rand
(ZAR) equivalent (or any other currency) before you leave for your Cape Town tour or business trip.
Scroll down the page for some useful South African currency tips.
By referring to the currency-converter you could find that bringing US Dollars or British Pounds into South Africa would be to your advantage if the Rand (ZAR) is strong due to a favourable exchange rate. You'll find that you could be be spending less Dollars for example than for a similar service or product in the US.
That's why the currency-converter is so essential. It will tell you exactly what forex or foreign exchange you can expect for your money at the time.
Use your currency-converter to
budget for accommodation
You are permitted to bring certain gift items into South Africa duty free, and as a traveller or tourist in Cape town South Africa you'll be able to claim back the sales duty (Value Added Tax) of 14% on gift items you purchase locally. More information on local Customs regulations here: South Africa airport Customs regulations
Simply present your receipts and your passport at the VAT refund counter in the departure lounge at the Cape Town airport. You'll be given a standard form to complete.
Take advantage of this duty free allowance when you are ready to fly back home. You'll certainly save on your purchases.
So, before you travel, make sure you plan your finances, and carefully arrange your foreign exchange.
Check out the live exchange rates for major currencies below.
Enjoy your trip to South Africa!
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