Converting pounds to South African rand

Taking a dream trip to South Africa? Blessed with beautiful white beaches, adventurous activity destinations and the ‘Big Five’ wild animals, there’s loads to do. Whether you’re treating your kids to a once-in-a-lifetime safari trip or sampling delicious Cape Town wine, at some point during your stay it’s likely that you’ll need to pay for something with South African currency.

At M&S Bank, we provide a quick, hassle-free travel money service to make pre-holiday prep a breeze. The best part? With your currency for South Africa sorted before you board the plane, your African adventure can begin as soon as you land.

Why buy South African rand from M&S Bank?

  • Open every day of the week
  • Buy South African rand online and collect in store
  • We buy leftover currency back

How to change your pounds to rand

Organising your South African currency with M&S Bank is simple. Our bureau de change service is convenient, simple and hassle-free, leaving you more time to focus on the fun parts of planning your trip to South Africa.

  • Visit a bureau – You can find our bureaux de change in over 100 M&S stores nationwide. Many are open seven days a week late into the evening, so you can pick up your South African rand at a time that suits you.
  • Buy online and collect from a bureau – Alternatively, you can order your rand online and collect in store using our Click & Collect service. Visit one of our 100+ bureaux de change and your rand will be counted, packed and ready for you to take home – perfect if you’re short on time. Includes SameDay Click & Collect.

Don’t forget to bring the payment card and photographic ID you used to order if you use our Click & Collect service. Photographic ID is also needed if you buy in store. We accept a passport, English language photocard driving licence, a UK provisional driving licence, European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss national identity card (excluding Romanian and Greek national identity cards).

We sell the following South African rand denominations (subject to availability):
R 20, R 50, R 100 and R 200

Rand exchange rate

The exchange rate will differ depending on the day you purchase your currency. Find today’s South African rand exchange rate here, or use our currency converter.

How to sell back South African currency

Returned home with spare rand notes? It won’t go to waste. We’ll buy it back off you, so you can treat yourself and beat those post-holiday blues.

  • In store – Visit one of our 100+ bureaux de change.

We’ll refund your currency at the buy-back rate available that day. Find out more about how to change back your South African rand here.

Planning to tick another country off your bucket list? With M&S Travel Money you can buy a wide range of currencies at competitive rates, as well as a travel insurance policy to keep you covered.

M&S Travel Insurance is underwritten by Aviva Insurance Limited.