What does Rand stand for in the currency name?
The word Rand comes from the Afrikaans proper noun Witwatersrand, which is a 56-kms long scarp in South Africa.
How do I decide the amount of South African Rand I need to buy for the trip?
This is completely dependent on the nature of your trip. If you are confused about the expenses that you might have to incur while you are on the trip, then please contact our team of experts and they will guide you with the proceedings.
Is there any specific limit to carry Rand if I am travelling to South Africa?
You may carry up to ZAR25,000 in cash, and for foreign currencies the limit is up to USD10,000. However, in case the amount you are carrying exceeds the given limit, then you must declare the same.
What are the best currencies to use in South Africa?
You will need to have Rand at hand to make any transactions. Otherwise you can use bank cards or forex cards to make any digital transactions. We suggest you buy Rand before you leave for your trip to South Africa. For more information please contact our experts and they will facilitate you with appropriate information.
Where can I buy the South African Rand?
While you can buy from any authorised vendor, we suggest you conduct some thorough research before finalising the purchase. In case you are interested to buy from Thomas Cook, then please the nearest Thomas Cook centre or contact our experts online to get relevant assistance.