The de facto official currency is the US Dollar (USD). The Zimbabwe Dollar (ZWD) was effectively abandoned as the official curency in early 2009 after runaway inflation. The South African Rand (ZAR) and British Pound (GBP) are also sometimes accepted. Major international credit cards are accepted in most of the larger hotels, restaurants and shops. Many smaller establishments still do not have credit card facilities. Diners Club and American Express are often not accepted. ATM facilities, dispensing USD, are available in the cities, although in smaller towns and rural areas you'll need to bring cash.
Currency Exchange Rates
|AUD 1||AUD 5||AUD 10||AUD 100||AUD 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 1.00||AUD 5.00||AUD 10.00||AUD 100.00||AUD 1,000.00|
|Canada||CAD 0.95||CAD 4.73||CAD 9.47||CAD 94.70||CAD 946.97|
|Ireland||EUR 0.63||EUR 3.14||EUR 6.28||EUR 62.83||EUR 628.31|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.06||NZD 5.32||NZD 10.63||NZD 106.34||NZD 1,063.44|
|South Africa||ZAR 10.10||ZAR 50.52||ZAR 101.05||ZAR 1,010.49||ZAR 10,104.93|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.54||GBP 2.72||GBP 5.44||GBP 54.39||GBP 543.92|
|United States of America||USD 0.70||USD 3.52||USD 7.03||USD 70.33||USD 703.28|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.