The currency of South Africa is the South African Rand (ZAR).


When taking your British credit or debit card over to South Africa, be sure to inform your bank about your intended travel destination and its time period. This will ensure that your cards are not blocked once in country.

There are plenty of ATM’s in South Africa and you can use British credit and debit cards in them. When withdrawing cash, always be watchful when using an ATM in a public area. Please conceal all valuables.

Please ensure that you have enough money with you prior to entering the game reserves. You will need cash for food and drink stops along the way, on route to the reserves and for the tuck shop inside both game reserves.


Nearest ATM Facilities:


  • Hluhluwe town ATM - on the way to Kuleni Game Reserve (Bhejane Base camp).
  • Pongola town ATM - on the way to Amakhosi Game Reserve (Ebandla Wilderness camp).
  • St Lucia town ATM - located inside St Lucia town when on a daytrip.
  • Sodwana Bay ATM - located outside & inside the Sodwana Bay Park gate shop (Coral Divers camp & SharkLife Occi Lodge).


When preparing for your trip, it is advised that you take with you a mixture of cash (South African Rand) and your credit or debit card. We recommend that you conceal your cash and cards in separate locations. You could also consider a travel money card, available from a range of travel organisations such as the Post Office.