CAD to ZAR - Compare Rates

Canadian Dollar to South African Rand exchange rates can vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.


Latest interbank rate (wholesale):

1 CAD = 12.62 ZAR

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CAD/ZAR - Trend & Alerts

CAD/ZAR at 12.61 is a little below its 90-DAY average, range 12.2 - 13.25 .
🔔 CAD/ZAR is UP 2% this 4-DAY period.
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Comparing CAD ZAR Exchange Rates

You should always check the total cost for any exchange rate you are provided by banks or FX specialists. These exchange rates almost always contain a margin from the 'Wholesale' rate (interbank mid-rate) plus any fixed or percentage fees.

These margins and fees can vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions. Also the exchange rate margin will also vary depending on the currency pair and total amount.


Canadian Dollar to South African Rand - Quick Conversions

C$ 1 R 12.62
C$ 5 R 63.10
C$ 10 R 126.20
C$ 20 R 252.40
C$ 50 R 631.00
C$ 100 R 1,262
C$ 250 R 3,155
C$ 500 R 6,310
C$ 1,000 R 12,620
C$ 2,000 R 25,240
C$ 5,000 R 63,100
C$ 10,000 R 126,200
C$ 50,000 R 631,000
C$ 100,000 R 1,262,000
More amounts
C$ 0.0792 R 1
C$ 0.3961 R 5
C$ 0.7921 R 10
C$ 1.5842 R 20
C$ 3.9606 R 50
C$ 7.9211 R 100
C$ 19.80 R 250
C$ 39.61 R 500
C$ 79.21 R 1,000
C$ 158.42 R 2,000
C$ 396.06 R 5,000
C$ 792.11 R 10,000
C$ 3,961 R 50,000
C$ 7,921 R 100,000
More amounts

To calculate other CAD/ZAR FROM or TO amounts at wholesale rate use our home-page quick & easy Calculate CAD to ZAR .

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Canadian Dollar - South African Rand Forecasting

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the CAD vs ZAR, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

The combination of an eroded US interest yield advantage, a broadly positive riskon mood and renewed euro demand, could be a catalyst to push the Canadian dollar along. The combination of an eroded US interest yield advantage, a broadly positive riskon mood and renewed euro demand, could be a catalyst to push the Canadian dollar along.

The Canadian dollar was range bound during the second half of 2019 oscillating between US75c and US76.5c. Mid-year the loonie stormed ahead in June and July, rising to what turned out to be the 2019 high against the US dollar of US76.7cents and to 8-month highs against the euro, pound, Australian and New Zealand dollars. Against the Aussie, a minimal additional increase would take CAD to a 9-year high.

Supporting the loonie was a 10 percent rise in the oil price (oil is among Canada’s most exported products but is volatile and can’t be relied upon), a large and welcome jump in inflation, and dovishness at major central banks of the world, including the Federal Reserve, ECB and RBA.

Read more in the article CAD Forecasts.


South African Rand (ZAR)

Rabobank told Bloomberg TV in early April that they see a difficult virus affected year in 2020 for the South African rand.


How to get Best CAD to ZAR Exchange Rates

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate).

The transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.


Will CAD rise or fall against ZAR?

This is always a difficult question as exchange rates are influenced by many factors, so a good method to consider the Canadian Dollar vs South African Rand current value is to look the CAD/ZAR historic rate and change over a range of periods.

The following table looks at the change in the CAD to ZAR exchange rate over periods from the previous week back to the last 10 years.

CAD/ZAR rateChangePeriod
15 Sep 2020 : 12.46371.3% ▲1 Week
23 Aug 2020 : 13.00803% ▼30 Days
24 Jun 2020 : 12.76951.2% ▼90 Days
23 Sep 2019 : 11.225812.4% ▲1 Year
24 Sep 2015 : 10.409621.3% ▲5 Years
25 Sep 2010 : 6.839484.6% ▼10 Years

CAD/ZAR 10 year historic rates & change to 22-Sep-2020 : 12.6222


When is the best time to exchange CAD to ZAR?

Getting a good market rate is all about timing to help with this you can use BER Smart Alerts to make the most of currency movements.

Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.

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