South African Rand to British pound Exchange Rate History

This data was sourced directly from real UK currency suppliers and shows the actual price of exchanging South African rand to British pounds on any given day.

ZAR / GBP monthly summary

Over the past 30 days, the South African rand buy back rate has decreased by 3.39% against the British pound from 0.04730 on the 28th December to 0.04569 yesterday. This means South African rand are worth less today compared to one month ago. If you were exchanging 2,500 ZAR, you would get approximately £114.23 today which is £4.01 less than you would have got on the 28th December.

You can compare today's latest buy back rates and sell South African rand on our South African rand buy back page.

How we display buy back rates

You might notice the South African rand rates shown here are different to the South African rand rates offered by currency suppliers on our comparison pages. The rates are actually the same but are just presented in different ways. When we talk about the ZAR / GBP exchange rate, we show the ZAR rate relative to the pound so a rate of 0.04569 literally means 1 ZAR = 0.04569 GBP.

However, UK currency suppliers choose to show this rate in terms of the amount of South African rand you would need to exchange to receive 1 GBP, so (1 /) 0.04569 becomes 21.88. Or put another way, 21.88 ZAR = 1 GBP. The two rates are interchangeable but currency suppliers prefer to show the second rate which they call the buy back rate.

ZAR / GBP annual data

A snapshot of the South African rand / British pound exchange rate over the past 8 years.

Year Open Close Low High Annual Change
2023 0.04752 -- 0.04548 0.04790 --
2022 0.04544 0.04729 0.04520 0.05160 -3.91%
2021 0.04908 0.04544 0.04544 0.05153 8.01%
2020 0.05308 0.04908 0.04075 0.05506 8.16%
2019 0.05374 0.05310 0.05045 0.05710 1.21%
2018 0.05953 0.05386 0.04961 0.06133 10.52%
2017 0.05783 0.05953 0.05182 0.06332 -2.85%
2016 0.04259 0.05787 0.04040 0.06010 -26.40%

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