South Africa Currency
Its easiest to take a credit card and convert your local currency to South Africa Rand.
I always advise to arrive with some Rand on you.
Bank Hours: Banks operate 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays and 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
Automated teller machines (ATMs) are found in towns,shopping malls,gas stations,some major hotels, ity streets, and some food retail outlets,countrywide;many international banks have branches in major cities.
The South African Rand the name of the national currency is divided into 100 cents.
As with travel to anywhere in the world, it’s always sensible to be cautious.
Be observant, and avoid displaying expensive cameras or cash.
Deposit valuables in your hotel’s safety deposit box. Do not leave your baggage or hotel key unattended.
Check out with local hosts the areas that are best avoided walking in after dark.
When returning to your hotel late in the evening use the main entrance.
Keep personal items and luggage unseen in the trunk and plan your route in advance and use maps.
Park in well-lit areas and do not pick up strangers.