Zimbabwe Currency Exchange- Banking
Banking Hours, Currency, Credit cards and Travelers Checks – Information for Tourists
All major credit cards are now accepted throughout Victoria Falls
You can use your credit card to draw $400 per day
Clients and carry cash on them in either U$, South African Rand or Botswana Pula and in small denominations as some Places are unable to give change in foreign currency
Zimbabwe’s unit of currency is the Zimbabwe dollar and is currently suspended, so take in USD, South African Rand’s or Euros in cash
South African Rand’s work best in supermarkets and USD for accommodation and activities
Carry cash in small denominations as change in either currency is scarce
Credit Cards are accepted in most big towns, some hotels, restaurants, and a few service providers
Pre Book and Pay for as much as possible outside the country and have a wonderful holiday without crowds
- *VISA, DINERS and AMEX cards will be accepted. MasterCard is accepted at certian Places
- *Clients to settle accounts in foreign currency i.e. SA Rand’s or U.S. Dollars
- *Clients to take small denominations of bank notes as change is limited to sweets etc
Banks in Zimbabwe are open for business during the following hours.
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 08.00-15.00 hours.
- Wednesdays 08.00-13.00 hours
- Saturdays. 08.00-11.30 hours
Payments, Banks, Credit Cards
All mentioned entry fees, boarder charges, accommodation and activities need to be paid in foreign currencies. Preferred currency in Zimbabwe is the US$ and South African Rand. Although other currencies like the Euro can be used. We strongly advise guests to carry sufficient amounts of US$ in cash ($50 notes and smaller)
Rather pre book for your activities and accommodation.
Transfers from your hotel to activities or even to Chobe and Hwange national parks or across the Zambezi into Zambia are easy to arrange so there is no need to rent a car
Most nationalities can obtain a visa at immigration points at the airports and land boarder posts
Double Entry Visas are recommended to allow for day trips to Botswana and Zambia
At departure via airports or land boarders no departure tax has to be paid