South African rand to British pound historical chart

South African rand (ZAR) to British pound (GBP) exchange rate chart and trend analysis based on real data sourced directly from UK currency suppliers

ZAR to GBP chart


Our British pound to South African rand chart plots the actual South African rand buyback rates offered by our panel of UK currency providers at the end of each day, so you can see the historical performance of the South African rand against the pound and monitor fluctuations in the exchange rate over time.


This page shows the South African rand to pound exchange rate, not the South African rand buyback rate advertised in our South African rand buyback comparisons. Both rates are the same, but the buyback rate is displayed in a different format due to the way UK currency suppliers advertise their buyback rates. Learn more

GBP to ZAR historical rates

This annual exchange rate summary provides a detailed breakdown of the performance of the South African rand against the British pound over the past several years so you can put today's South African rand buyback rates into context:

Annual exchange rate data for British pounds to South African rand
2024 0.0407 --- 0.0412 0.0389 ---
2023 0.0456 0.0407 0.0461 0.0387 12.10%
2022 0.0454 0.0455 0.0516 0.0434 -0.20%
2021 0.0491 0.0454 0.0515 0.0454 8.01%
2020 0.0531 0.0491 0.0551 0.0408 8.16%
2019 0.0537 0.0531 0.0571 0.0505 1.21%
2018 0.0595 0.0539 0.0613 0.0496 10.52%
2017 0.0578 0.0595 0.0633 0.0518 -2.85%
2016 0.0426 0.0579 0.0601 0.0404 -26.40%

Best place to sell South African rand in the UK

If you want to exchange South African rand into British pounds, we can help you to find a reputable foreign exchange provider. We compare the South African rand rates from tried-and-tested companies who will buy currency by post or over the counter.

For a complete comparison of providers and their latest buyback rates, see our South African rand currency buyback comparisons.