The South African Rand (ZAR) is the local currency that is used in this country. Credit Cards are widely accepted and ATMS are available in all cities and smaller towns. No other international currencies are readily accepted.
South African Rand (ZAR) is accepted in Lesotho, however you may receive change in the local Lesotho currency, Maloti (M). You will not be able to use Maloti once you are back in South Africa so try to use your Maloti while you are in Lesotho. No other international currencies are readily accepted.
South African Rand (ZAR) is accepted in Swaziland so there is no need to change local currency here but do have ZAR on hand. In most cases, credit cards will be accepted. No other international currencies are readily accepted.
South African Rand (ZAR) is accepted in Namibia and is 1:1 to the Namibian dollar (N$). You are welcome to use both currencies. No other international currencies are readily accepted. Credit Cards are widely accepted in Namibia, however in remote areas they may struggle with connection. Maestro and Electron Debit cards are widely accepted too. No other international currencies are readily accepted.
US$ and the local currency Pula (BWP) are accepted in Botswana. In most cases Credit Cards will be accepted, as well as Debit Cards, however it is best to always carry US$ with you in case technology fails.
Mozambique’s local currency is the Metical and you can withdraw local currency in major towns which have ATMs. South African Rand (ZAR) is also widely accepted in parts of Mozambique. Visa Credit Cards are widely accepted however Master Cards may not always be accepted. You can exchange US$’s at most banks without paying commission.
The US$, Botswana Pula and South African Rand are accepted in Zimbabwe as they no longer have their own local currency. Recently, the Chinese Yuan, Indian Rupee, Japanese Yen and Australian Dollar have also been accepted as legal tender in Zimbabwe. ATMs in Victoria Falls dispense US$s but not all international cards are accepted. Visa Credit Cards and Barclays accounts are the most widely accepted.
The local currency Kwacha (ZMK) is accepted in Zambia although you will find some prices quoted in US$. Cash can be exchanged at Foreign Exchange Offices in cities and larger towns and the majority of them do have ATMs that accept Visa cards.
The local currency is the Kwacha (MK), and there are a number of Foreign Exchange offices where you can exchange US$s if required. The major towns have ATMs where you can withdraw local currency – there is often a maximum limit of how much you can withdraw per transaction. Credit Card acceptance is not always guaranteed so be sure to carry some cash with you.
The best currency to have in this country is the US$ in a mixture of large and small denominations and a Visa or Master card to withdraw money from ATMs. ATMs are not always 100% reliable however and may be out or order from time to time. Credit cards are not widely accepted and can have large commissions that may be charged. It is possible to exchange money at Foreign Exchange offices.
The best currency to have in this country is the US$ in a mixture of large and small denominations and a Visa or Master card to withdraw money from ATMs. Barclays has the most reliable machines for international withdrawals. Credit cards are becoming more widely accepted however it would be best to be prudent when using a Credit Card as fraud is something to be aware of. It is possible to exchange money at Foreign Exchange offices.
The Ugandan Shilling (USh) and the US$ are accepted in Uganda and money can be exchanged at Foreign Exchange offices. Visa ATMs are widely available for cash withdrawal and Credit Cards are sometimes accepted. You will need US$s for some activities.
US$s and Euros are widely accepted in tourist areas and major cities. There are some ATMs available in the cities however Credit Cards are rarely accepted. The local currency is Ariary (Ar) and you can exchange your cash at Foreign Exchange offices.
The local Birr and the US$ is accepted and can be exchanged at Foreign Exchange Offices. Some ATMs can be found in the cities and Visa is again the most helpful card to have. Credit Cards are not widely accepted and if they are, generally incur a high commission for using them.
The Egyptian pound is the official currency, however it is good to travel with US$s too. Small change is hard to come by so try to exchange larger bills when you have the opportunity to do so. Some tours can only be paid for in US$ however credit cards can be used in most tourist friendly places. ATMs are widely available.
The local currency is the Dirham and can only be accessed and used locally. Euros, US$ and GBP are the most easily exchanged currencies. ATMs are the easiest way to access your money however there may be a withdrawal fee and daily limits attached. Credit Cards are widely accepted in tourist areas however it would be best to travel with a combination of Credit Card, Debit Card and cash.