Buy South African Rand (ZAR​​) – Convert AUD to ZAR

Visiting South Africa for a jam-packed vacation? Or solo traveling to see the majestic animals in Kruger National Park? No matter your reason for going, you can get the best AUD to ZAR exchange rates at one of our Crown Currency Exchange stores across Australia today so you can hit the ground running on your dream trip!

South Africa

Where to find the best AUD to ZAR exchange rates

Crown Currency Exchange offers the best foreign currency exchange rates so that you can save money for your dream trip. Our dedication to providing better rates means more South African rand in your pocket, giving you spending power on your dream vacation!

We have a range of convenient locations across the country, so finding a store near you is easy.

3 quick tips to ensure you get the best AUD to ZAR rate possible

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1. Avoid currency exchange kiosks at airports

Currency exchange kiosks at airports appear to be of great value. However, their rates are frequently high and they charge high fees on top of that. This means you could be losing out on a lot of money instead of getting a great deal.

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2. Use an exchange that does not charge commission or fees

Some currency exchanges will offer you a great rate but then charge commissions or fees on top of that. However, here at Crown Currency Exchange, we believe in being honest with our customers. After all, all we want for you is to enjoy your travel!

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3. Get your foreign currency from a reputable source

You want to make sure that you are getting your South African rand from a reputable source. After all, you don’t want to be ripped off or end up with fake currency. Crown Currency Exchange is a reliable and reputable source for all your foreign currency needs with nearly 20 years in the industry.

Why Choose Crown Currency?

No Commission or Fees

Over 80 Currencies Available Now

Competitive Rates Guaranteed

Convenient Locations with Cash in Store

Knowledgeable & Friendly Team

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Working out the best time to buy South African rand with Australian dollars

There’s no definitive answer as to the best time to buy South African rands. However, if you want to get the most out of your money, we invite you to join our ROYAL CUSTOMER LIST.

Joining our ROYAL CUSTOMER LIST gives you access to our exclusive Rate Watch service. Our consultants continuously monitor the market, and they will call you when the rates are in your favour so that you can buy South African rands at the best rate possible!

Which other countries use the South African rand?


Until 1990, the South African Rand was the country’s official currency. The Namibian Dollar is tied to the South African Rand at a rate of 1:1, hence the Rand remains legal tender in the country. After achieving independence in 1990, Namibia remained part of the Common Monetary Area until the launch of the Namibia Dollar in 1993.


Although the loti was created in 1966, it was not used as a legal tender until 1980. Its introduction was intended to reduce the country’s reliance on the South African rand, but both currencies are presently in circulation in Lesotho.

Eswatini (Swaziland)

The lilangeni (plural: emalangeni) is Eswatini’s official currency, and it is pegged to the South African rand at a fixed 1:1 ratio. Likewise, you can use South African rand (excluding coins) anywhere you see rand notes being accepted.

Where can I find live AUD to ZAR exchange rates?

There are a number of credible sources where you can find real-time exchange rates for Australian dollars to South African rands, including Google, XE, and Yahoo! Finance.

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