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R 13,910.55
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1 GBP = 18.5474 ZAR

Travel FX

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Travel FX are specialist dealers in foreign currency, providing a leading alternative to Bureau de Changes for clients seeking the best exchange rates. Travel FX offer some of the best rates on the market, with free home delivery over £700 and no commission.

R 13,846.13
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 18.4615 ZAR

Purchase travel cash with WeSwap, available in all major currencies at the best rates with no charge for home delivery over £750.

R 13,846.08
Inc. £4.95 Delivery
1 GBP = 18.5841 ZAR

Travel Money Club

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Travel Money Club aims to offer the best exchange rates in the UK for home delivery. Order currency as a guest and pay a one-off delivery charge, or pay an annual membership fee and receive free deliveries and other benefits.

R 13,825.05
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 18.4334 ZAR


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Airmoney launched in 2016 to bring convenient and inexpensive travel money to consumers. We are a start-up owned by City Forex, a company based in London which has conducted over £5bn of foreign exchange transactions since 2004.

R 13,822.50
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 18.4300 ZAR

NM Travel Money

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NM Travel Money are part of NoteMachine group, handling 2.5 million foreign exchange transactions each year. Opt for free next day delivery to over 160 eurochange or NM Money branches across the UK, or get your currency delivered to your home. Debit cards accepted.

R 13,732.28
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 18.3097 ZAR


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With over 35 years experience in the foreign exchange sector, Sterling has established an excellent reputation for offering the best exchange rates and excellent customer service to a long standing and ever expanding clientele.

R 13,732.20
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 18.3096 ZAR


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FREE £5 off £20 spend voucher in store plus preferential rates for Debenhams Cardholders. Extra 20% free when you load your leftover currency onto a Debenhams Giftcard. Collect your currency from over 100 stores nationwide, or have it delivered to your door.

R 13,699.34
Inc. £2.99 Delivery
1 GBP = 18.3389 ZAR

The Currency Club

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The Currency Club's travel money service makes ordering online easy and efficient. We offer the best foreign exchange rates on global currencies, charge zero commission and offer a free delivery on every travel money transaction you make. The more you order, the better the rate you'll receive.

R 13,642.50
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 18.1900 ZAR


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With over 40 years experience in selling and buying currency, nobody knows foreign exchange better than eurochange. Take advantage of great rates on over 70 currencies and use their boost your rate function to find improved rates on over 20 currencies. Order online for Click and Collect in just 60 seconds from over 160 branches, or order before 4pm for next day home delivery.

R 13,618.80
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 18.1584 ZAR

Currency Online Group

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Currency Online Group specialise in providing travel money and currency buy back services. We offer exclusive, enhanced Currency Buyback rates to Compare Holiday Money customers that you won't find anywhere else.

R 13,582.13
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 18.1095 ZAR

ICE PLC are one of the largest retail currency exchange operators in the world, with a combined annual group turnover in excess of USD 1.8bn. Founded in 1973, they now own over 300 branches worldwide, and operate in over 65 airports across 4 continents.

R 13,534.05
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 18.0454 ZAR

The Money Shop

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At The Money Shop we have great rates on our foreign exchange all day, every day. Wherever you're going we've got it covered, and with over 50 different currencies available we're hard to beat. Order your currency online and collect it for free in-store, or get it delivered to your home.

R 13,507.20
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 18.0096 ZAR


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Travelex was founded in 1976 and has since grown to become one of the most recognised brands in the Travel Money sector with over 1,100 branches worldwide. As well as providing currency services for many banks and supermarkets, Travelex also operate 900 ATMs around the world.

R 13,435.50
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 17.9140 ZAR

Tesco Bank

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Tesco Bank provide a convenient and secure online ordering system where you can order your currency online for home delivery or pick it up from one of hundreds of dedicated Click & Collect stores around the UK. Note: these are ONLINE rates - you may get a lower rate in-store unless you order online in advance.

R 13,431.30
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 17.9084 ZAR

Post Office

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Order your travel money online with the Post Office and collect it in any Post Office branch or get it delivered to your door for free. Multiples of 500 GBP attract better exchange rates. The more travel money you buy, the better the rate you will receive. Note: these are ONLINE rates - you may get a lower rate in-store unless you order online in advance.

R 13,425.00
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 17.9000 ZAR

Get competitive exchange rates in the UK on all currency ordered online for delivery or pick up from your local branch. We use Royal Mail fully insured special delivery service to get your currency to your door securely, 48 hours from receiving your order. You can also use our app to order travel money while on the move.

R 13,407.53
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 17.8767 ZAR


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Nectar card holders get better exchange rates online and can collect Nectar points on every order. Sainsbury's Bank offer over 50 foreign currencies. Order online with the option to collect your travel money from one of over 250 Sainsbury's Bank in-store Travel Money bureaux at no extra cost, or have it delivered to your home with free delivery on orders over £500.

R 13,354.50
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 17.8060 ZAR

We are specialist foreign exchange dealers based in London who offer competitive exchange rates and first-class customer service. Over the years, we have established a reputation for honesty, reliability and quality of service and we are one of the few buy back providers who accept coins.

R 13,273.50
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 17.6980 ZAR

Covent Garden FX

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Covent Garden FX is a family-owned and operated Bureau De Change located in the heart of Central London. Established for over 20 years, we offer extremely competitive exchange rates with no commission and no fees.

R 13,170.00
Collection Only
1 GBP = 17.5600 ZAR

The RBS group is a large international banking and financial services company. From its headquarters in Edinburgh, the Group serves over 30 million customers in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia.

R 13,168.58
Collection Only
1 GBP = 17.5581 ZAR

NatWest was formed in 1968 by the merger of National Provincial Bank and Westminster Bank, and was acquired by RBS in 2000. Foreign currency forms part of their financial services, but NatWest are primarily known for their general banking services.

R 13,147.95
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 17.5306 ZAR

First Choice

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First Choice offer a range of travel money services provided by Thomson including Travel Money, Currency Buyback and a Prepaid Card.

R 13,134.38
Collection Only
1 GBP = 17.5125 ZAR


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You can order currency and travel insurance from Barclays providing you hold one of their credit or debit cards. Your currency can be delivered to your home or you can pick it up from your local branch at your convenience.

R 13,024.73
Free Delivery
1 GBP = 17.3663 ZAR

Whitehall FX

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Whitehall FX is distinguished by its specialist team of knowledgable and professional dealers and cashiers who are dedicated to providing customized solutions and advice for our clients. Our dedicated foreign exchange experts have in-depth market knowledge, technological infrastructure and extensive multi-agency networks to provide you with a superior level of service that sets the standard in the foreign exchange industry.

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We'll help you to get the best South African Rand exchange rate

We compare the South African Rand rates from dozens of the UK's biggest currency suppliers including the Post Office, supermarkets, high street banks and specialist online travel money providers, so you can see in an instant who is offering the best deals after commission and delivery charges have been accounted for. Many of our travel money affiliates also offer our customers exclusive exchange rates that are even better than if you go to them direct, and on average our customers save £59 when they compare with us.

Generally speaking, specialist online travel money providers and bureau de change offer the best South African Rand exchange rates, followed by the supermarkets, the Post Office and then the banks. The absolute worst rates of all are found at the airports so try to avoid buying there at all costs. If you're short on time and need your currency in a hurry, check out our Click & Collect South African Rand page to find a local supplier near you.

South African Rand rate over the past 90 days

Over the past 90 days, the South African Rand has increased by 6.96% from 17.34 on the 24th July to 18.5474 today. This means £750 will buy you R905.55 more today than it would have three months ago. During this period the South African Rand hit a high of 19.62 on the 6th September and a low of 16.9856 on the 8th August. You can see more historical exchange rate data over longer time frames on our South African Rand exchange rate history page.

The South African Rand is used by South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, and unofficially in Swaziland and Zimbabwe. There have been some sudden and violent changes in the ZAR exchange rate over the last few years so it is worth comparing the latest rates on a regular basis to spot the best time to buy.

If you are buying the South African Rand you should be aware of two things: firstly there are so many counterfeit 200 ZAR notes in circulation that they have been withdrawn by the South African Reserve Bank so you really do not want to accept a 200 ZAR note under any circumstances. Secondly, new bank notes came into circulation in 2012 featuring portraits of Nelson Mandela. If you have old Rand notes featuring the previous design you should exchange them as soon as possible before they cease to be legal tender. At the moment there is no set date for the withdrawal of these old notes but you should be able to find a buyer with our currency buyback comparisons if you have any of these in your possession.

Our statistics show that the average UK traveller takes £875 (based upon orders placed between 1st of August and 31st of October 2017) in South African Rand with them when they travel, which makes it one of the more higher-than-average orders we see.

Before you travel to South Africa you can get advice from the UK Government website

When travelling to South Africa as a British Passport holder you can stay in the country for up to 90 days without applying for a visa and your passport must be valid for the entirety of your stay and for a minimum of 30 days upon your exit from South Africa.

In addition, your passport must have at least two blank pages for stamping requirements. Once in South Africa you are advised to carry with you identification or a copy of your passport just in case you are asked by officials to produce documentation.

If you are travelling to South Africa from a country which has Yellow Fever then you will need a certificate which is valid from 10 days before your travel and even if you are transiting through an airport in South Africa you will still need a certificate before you can enter the country.

Prepaid South African Rand Cards

Prepaid currency cards are designed specifically to be used overseas. They work the same way as a standard UK bank card, except their fees are lower when used in South Africa and the exchange rates are much better than those offered by most high street banks.

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Travel Insurance for South Africa

We compare travel insurance quotes to South Africa and other worldwide destinations, but you don't need to tell us your life story to get covered. In fact, we don't even ask for your name or email address, so you can be sure we won't bombard you with endless junk mail after requesting a quote.

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Click & Collect South African Rand

If you need South African Rand in a hurry or don't want to wait in for home delivery, our Click & Collect service can search for South African Rand suppliers near you. Reserve and buy online and collect in-store at a time that's convenient for you.

Find the best South African Rand rates in your nearest high street

International South African Rand Transfers

If you need to send South African Rand overseas or receive funds from a bank account in South Africa, you may be better off using the services of a specialist foreign exchange broker.

Request a free money transfer quote

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