Pounds GBP to South African rand ZAR exchange rate

  • Buy South African rand online at Post Office

  • Check the GBP to South African rand exchange rate for the best deal

  • Order your South African rand online and pick up in branch the next working day

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GBP The minimum spend is £400

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Min £400.00, max £2,500.00

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South Africa: get your rand here ready

Breathtakingly beautiful, culturally diverse and easier on the wallet that you might expect, South Africa has to be seen to be believed.

If you’re making the trip, order your South African rand online from Post Office, buy currency in thousands of branches or load it onto a Travel Money Card. 

Order holiday money online for home delivery or to pick up at your nearest branch. Orders placed before 3pm on a working day will be ready the next working day.

Buying online could get you a better rate than in branch. And buying when the rand exchange rate is good will save you more.

We’ll buy back any spare currency notes you bring home or refund your currency if your trip gets cancelled. And we can arrange travel insurance for your trip too.

Get our best rates online. The more you buy the better the rate.

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Get your South African currency from us


Voted ‘Best Foreign Exchange/Travel Money Retailer’ by the UK public at the British Travel Awards 2020.


  • 0% commission and competitive rates on over 60 foreign currencies
  • Order travel money online or in thousands of participating branches
  • Order South African rand online for a better rate (minimum online value: £400)
  • Get a better rate for South African rand the more you spend
  • Collect in any of 11,500 Post Office branches around the UK
  • Or get free home delivery on online orders of £500 or more (£4.99 charge if under £500)
  • Get next working day delivery if you order on a weekday* or Saturday delivery for just a £1.50 charge
  • Order on Friday for home delivery on Saturday
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* If you order by 3pm on a working day. We’ll send your travel money via Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm.

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Click & Collect in branch

Order your money online and pick it up in your nearest participating branch.

Click & Deliver

Order between £500 and £2500 for free home deliver on a working day.

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Travel smart in South Africa

You can top up our Travel Money Card with up to 23 currencies, including South African rand. Spend wherever you see the Mastercard® sign. And manage them online with our Travel app.

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How far will your money go in South Africa?

Although more expensive than many of its neighbours, travelling through the cities and savannahs of South Africa is normally cheaper than touring Europe or North America. You’ll be astounded by the awe-inspiring beauty, magnificent wildlife, cultural diversity and high levels of comfort your money can get you.

Budget travellers are best off concentrating on the more out-of-town areas where prices will be more modest. If you’re willing to stay in hostels and cook for yourself it can help keep your daily spend down.

At the other end of the scale, the country’s more upscale hotels and wildlife lodges can cost several thousand rand per day. But there’s also plenty of middle ground and most visitors should be able to travel comfortably on a few hundred rand per day.

According to research by Post Office Money:

  • A three-course meal for two with wine in Cape Town costs £36.20 on average
  • A glass of wine costs about £2.83, a beer £1.98 and a coffee £1.70
  • Essentials like insect repellent and suntan lotion cost about £5.66 and £8.48 respectively
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Some common questions

View more common questions about travel money

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Post Office Travel Money Card is an electronic money product issued by First Rate Exchange Services Ltd pursuant to license by Mastercard International. First Rate Exchange Services Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with number 4287490 whose registered office is Great West House, Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9DF, (Financial Services Register No. 900412). Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.