Exchange rate US and SA

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  1. spike.t

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    yup atms are increasing allover, in zambia they are popping up which helps there as well. there must be a reason there are no atms in the int dep term at joburg and as you could fill your boots depending on your credit card limit i presume its to stop residents taking it out of the country, as you can change it at the country of your destination to thr local currency.........i travel a lot and its the only int dept terminal at an airport where there hasnt been any atms.
     
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    They are on first level . Departure level.
     
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    Thanks guys. In my experience using ATMs, I usually get a good exchange rate and then a conversion fee of 2% to 3% from my credit union or bank. I can only think of three times I got a better exchange rate than that at a cash booth - Tokyo Narita Airport, Nathan Road in Hong Kong, and Bank of China branches in China.

    Sometimes the problem with developing countries is there are no ATMs or the ATMs do not have the Cirrus/Star network and then you have no choice but to use the cash exchange booths or pay for things in US Dollars. I have not been to South Africa yet but it sounds like there are plenty of ATMs. I will use the departure level ATM when I am there in May. Thanks!
     
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    airside int dep? as i couldnt find any and when i asked everyone said there werent any. i was in transit from zambia to walvis and wanted some loot for when i got there.
     
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    It is right above the arrival area in Int side . In other words on same level as departures but actually closer to arrivals . There is a Standard bank and Nedbank with multiple ATM.'s . It is actually right above the Bereau de Change kiosks next to bookshop !
     
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    There are plenty of ATM's across RSA.

    The airport map. Departures
    Airports Company South Africa - Terminal maps

    The list of banks:
    Airports Company South Africa - Airlines, shops, restaurants, services and facilities


    Just make sure you know which banks your credit card has a relationship with. It will make your life easier.
     
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    richard thanks for future reference, must have asked 4 or 5 people working there and all told me there werent any!!!! i can tell you there def arent any atms in walvis airport!
     
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    I cannot comment on the Walvis one....have not been there in a while . Do know you can see the whole airport and all it has from any spot in the airport !!! Namibia also take rand on a 1 on 1 basis .
     
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    yup its kinda weird the first time looking at all that sand in every direction and it was oct and it was freezing ,and i was the only one with a coat on !!!. yeah thats why i wanted to get some drinking vouchers in joburg airport as Doc was picking me up at walvis airport!!!
     
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    Africa is not poor, it's being looted by politicians and corporations....
     
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