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The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

GBP to ZAR interbank exchange rate = 18.3389

This calculator converts amounts at the latest ZAR/GBP mid-rate or enter a rate to check the exchange rate you are being offered or already charged.

 

GBP / ZAR converter & margin calculator

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Foreign Transfers Travel Money

British Pound Sterling

South African Rand

1 GBP 18.34 ZAR
5 GBP 91.69 ZAR
10 GBP 183.39 ZAR
20 GBP 366.78 ZAR
50 GBP 916.95 ZAR
100 GBP 1,833.89 ZAR
250 GBP 4,584.73 ZAR
500 GBP 9,169.45 ZAR
1,000 GBP 18,338.90 ZAR
2,000 GBP 36,677.80 ZAR
5,000 GBP 91,694.50 ZAR
10,000 GBP 183,389.00 ZAR
50,000 GBP 916,945.00 ZAR
100,000 GBP 1,833,890.00 ZAR
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British Pound Sterling

South African Rand

0.0545 GBP 1 ZAR
0.2726 GBP 5 ZAR
0.5453 GBP 10 ZAR
1.0906 GBP 20 ZAR
2.7265 GBP 50 ZAR
5.4529 GBP 100 ZAR
13.63 GBP 250 ZAR
27.26 GBP 500 ZAR
54.53 GBP 1,000 ZAR
109.06 GBP 2,000 ZAR
272.65 GBP 5,000 ZAR
545.29 GBP 10,000 ZAR
2,726.45 GBP 50,000 ZAR
5,452.90 GBP 100,000 ZAR
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Compare Actual GBP/ZAR Exchange Rates

The below table is a snapshot of the costs charged by FX specialists and banks for GBP/ZAR International Money Transfers. Total Costs are calculated when the amount when GBP is converted to ZAR at the mid-rate without fees.

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Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive ZAR(R)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
OFX logo
89,900 ZAR
Best Overall
17.98£0^1.96%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
TorFX logo
89,800 ZAR
100 ZAR
17.9602.07%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
HSBC logo
88,018 ZAR
1,882 ZAR
17.63£7.54.01%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Natwest Bank logo
87,537 ZAR
2,363 ZAR
17.56154.53%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
87,140 ZAR
2,760 ZAR
17.47124.97%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
87,130 ZAR
2,770 ZAR
17.48154.98%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
86,602 ZAR
3,298 ZAR
17.39205.55%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Lloyds TSB logo
86,353 ZAR
3,547 ZAR
17.34205.83%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→ZAR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:17.98 (1.96% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:89,900 ZAR
Total Cost:1.96%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun May 19 2019 06:09:42 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→ZAR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:17.96 (2.07% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:89,800 ZAR
Total Cost:2.07%
Difference:
100 ZAR less than using OFX
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→ZAR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:17.63 (3.87% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:88,018 ZAR
Total Cost:4.01%
Difference:
1,882 ZAR less than using OFX
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logoNatwest Bank

Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→ZAR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:17.56 (4.25% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:87,537 ZAR
Total Cost:4.53%
Difference:
2,363 ZAR less than using OFX
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→ZAR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:17.47 (4.74% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:87,140 ZAR
Total Cost:4.97%
Difference:
2,760 ZAR less than using OFX
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer GBP→ZAR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:17.34 (5.45% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:87,130 ZAR
Total Cost:4.98%
Difference:
2,770 ZAR less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Santander logoSantander

Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→ZAR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:17.39 (5.17% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:86,602 ZAR
Total Cost:5.55%
Difference:
3,298 ZAR less than using OFX
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Lloyds TSB logoLloyds TSB

Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→ZAR
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:17.34 (5.45% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:86,353 ZAR
Total Cost:5.83%
Difference:
3,547 ZAR less than using OFX
Time:8:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
05/19/2019

The below table shows a snapshot of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

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Travel Money ProvidersAmount ZAR(R)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
Travelex Online UK logo
17,614 ZAR
Best Overall
17.6144£0^3.95%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Post Office Money Foreign Currency
Post Office Money logo
17,570 ZAR
44 ZAR
17.5704.19%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
17,256 ZAR
358 ZAR
17.43£105.91%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
17,101 ZAR
513 ZAR
17.3£106.75%Branch-
Lloyds TSB logo
17,078 ZAR
536 ZAR
17.25£106.88%Branch-
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
17,078 ZAR
536 ZAR
17.25£106.88%Branch-
Natwest Bank logo
16,991 ZAR
623 ZAR
17.25£157.35%Branch-
Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→ZAR
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:17.6144 (3.95% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:17,614 ZAR
Total Cost:3.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun May 19 2019 06:30:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
Post Office Money: Travel Money GBP→ZAR
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:17.57 (4.19% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:17,570 ZAR
Total Cost:4.19%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Travel Money GBP→ZAR
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:17.43 (4.96% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:17,256 ZAR
Total Cost:5.91%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money GBP→ZAR
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:17.25 (5.94% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:17,101 ZAR
Total Cost:6.75%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Lloyds TSB logoLloyds TSB

Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→ZAR
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:17.25 (5.94% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:17,078 ZAR
Total Cost:6.88%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Santander logoSantander

Santander: Travel Money GBP→ZAR
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:17.25 (5.94% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:17,078 ZAR
Total Cost:6.88%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logoNatwest Bank

Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→ZAR
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:17.25 (5.94% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:16,991 ZAR
Total Cost:7.35%
Time:8:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
05/19/2019

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GBP/ZAR - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of British Pound Sterling to South African Rand over periods upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*GBP/ZARDate
1 Day+0.41%18.269316 May 2019
1 Week-0.37%18.412110 May 2019
1 Month+0.67%18.221117 Apr 2019
6 Months+2.18%17.951418 Nov 2018
1 Year+7.7%17.031617 May 2018
5 Years+5.31%17.418118 May 2014
10 Years+40%13.102419 May 2009

*For period to 17-May 21UTC when GBP/ZAR was 18.3433

You can use our GBP interactive charts to check GBPZAR historic trends.

GBP/ZAR - 1 Year Trend

Outlook and forecasts for GBP and ZAR

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as exchange rates are the ratio between two currencies.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the GBP vs ZAR, you should pay attention to the forecasts and trends for both British Pound Sterling and South African Rand:

 

British Pound Sterling (GBP) outlook

Nine straight days of losses against the euro in May took the pound to a 3-month low of €1.143, and similar losses against the US dollar meant quotes in the low $1.28s — also a 3-month low.

Sterling weakness has returned following a breakdown in the UK of cross-party Brexit talks, which has brought “no deal” back to life.

It seems nothing much has changed: PM Theresa May has announced that she will ask the House of Commons to vote again on her withdrawal deal in early June (the deal has already been rejected three times).

A fourth defeat for May’s plan is widely expected and would make no-deal much realer, with little time to organize any alternative before the October-31 exit date (unlikely to be extended). It remains possible, however, that Brexit is cancelled entirely.

Read the full article British Pound Sterling Forecasts.

 

South African Rand (ZAR) outlook

2018 was a grim year for the rand: it lost 14 percent of its value against the US dollar and lost nearly 10 percent against the euro.

The rand started 2019 with a bang but began to falter in the latter stages of January after the South African Reserve Bank pointed to significant improvements in the inflation outlook and indicated that this meant it had less of an incentive to raise interest rates. The SARB predicted only one further increase in rates between now and the end of 2021, down from a predicted three increases in November.

At the time of writing (March-23), at an exchange rate of R14.5 per USD, the rand was bang in the centre of its September-January uptrend against the dollar, and similar could be said versus the euro (R16.4 per EUR).

This May’s general election might add some currency uncertainty given the divisions within South Africa's ruling ANC party but once the election dust has settled the rand will have benefitted, thinks a Standard Bank analyst, due to the “much-needed policy reforms” that the election will facilitate.

Why can't I just get the GBP/ZAR market rate I see online or in the media?

The GBP/ZAR mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the GBP / ZAR was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however 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.

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