Cape Town Currency Guide
Cape Town uses the South African Rand.
ATM facilities can be found throughout the main areas of Cape Town especially in the shopping centre and CBD areas. If you plan on withdrawing money or using your credit card while travelling, don't forget to notify your bank before you go for security purposes and stick to using ATMs in buildings rather than on the street for safety reasons.
Before you travel, it is important to convert some of your Australian Dollars into South African Rand to have with you when you arrive. South African Rand are available to pre-purchase from Travel Money Oz before you fly.
For large purchases, it's a good idea to bring a credit card with you on your holiday to Cape Town instead of carrying a lot of cash. If you don't have a credit card, consider a debit credit card that allows you to access your savings account and the local currency from ATMs and wherever credit cards are accepted.