Send money to South Africa

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Why send money to South Africa with Xe?  

Fast transfers

Our money transfers are faster than the banks. They’ll arrive in South Africa within 5 minutes.

Cheapest rates

Our competitive rates are the cheapest they've ever been.

No 3rd-party fees

No surprises here — our direct bank-to-bank transfers have no additional fees.

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Facts about money transfers to South Africa

On the rise

The United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and Angola are the top countries sending money to South Africa. 

$890M USD in 2019

In 2019, South Africa received US$890,059,293.728 in remittance.


USD-ZAR is the most common South African rand conversion on the Xe Currency Converter. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Our exchange rates are bank-beating and are linked to the live foreign exchange markets. They'll update right up until you confirm the transfer, so you can secure a rate you are comfortable with.

The majority of our money transfers are completed on the same day. Occasionally certain factors can affect the transfer completion date. We'll keep you updated by email throughout the process.

You can make international money transfers on our website or mobile app. Once you've booked your transfer, simply pay us via bank transfer or debit/credit card.

The amount you can transfer with Xe is unlimited. You can transfer up to $500,000 USD online (or currency equivalent). For larger amounts, you can contact our currency experts and they can guide you through the transfer process over the phone.

Latest live rates

Find out the latest Pound to South African Rand mid-market exchange rates from the world's trusted currency authority, plus historical data, charts, relevant news and more. To get a real-time money transfer quote, you'll need to create a money transfer account.

HiFX Europe Limited, trading as XE. HiFX Europe Limited is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2017, registration 462444, for the provision of payment services. HiFX Europe is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 3517451. Registered office: Maxis 1, Western Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1RT.