Send money to South Africa

Fast, low-cost, and secure online money transfers from Switzerland to South Africa.

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  • 0 CHF
  • 13.69 CHFOur fee
  • 13.69 CHFTotal fees
  • =
    986.31 CHFTotal amount we’ll convert
  • ×
    19.9418

Should arrive by Wednesday

Compare the best money transfer service to South Africa

Sending 1,000 CHF withRecipient gets(Total after fees)
CheapestWise
19,668.80 ZARSave up to 563.46 ZAR
Transfer fee
13.69 CHF
Exchange rate(1 CHF ZAR)
19.9418
Exchange rate markup
0 CHF

Cost of transfer
13.69 CHF

Zürcher Kantonalbank
19,467.23 ZAR- 201.57 ZAR
Transfer fee
4 CHF
Exchange rate(1 CHF ZAR)
19.5454
Exchange rate markup
19.88 CHF

Cost of transfer
23.88 CHF

PostFinance
19,105.34 ZAR- 563.46 ZAR
Transfer fee
22 CHF
Exchange rate(1 CHF ZAR)
19.5351
Exchange rate markup
20.39 CHF

Cost of transfer
42.39 CHF
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How to send money to South Africa in 3 easy steps

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How to send money to South Africa from Switzerland

How to send money to South Africa from Switzerland

  1. Just tap in how much, and where to.
  2. Then make a local payment to Wise, whether it's with a bank transfer, swift or your debit or credit card.
  3. And that's it.

Wise converts your money at the 'inter-bank' rate – the real rate – so you save big time (even versus the guys saying there's 'zero' commission). On Wise, there's no room for sneaky bank surcharges or creeping hidden charges.

How much does it cost to transfer money to South Africa?

Pay a small, flat fee and percentage

To send money in CHF to South Africa, you pay a small, flat fee of 8.35 CHF + 0.54% of the amount that's converted (you'll always see the total cost upfront).


Fee depends on your chosen transfer type

Some transfer types have different fees which are usually tiny.


No hidden fees

No big fees, hidden or otherwise. So it's cheaper than what you're used to.

Wise
Fees for our low cost transfers
Fixed fee
8.35 CHF
Variable feeup to 115,636 CHF/month
0.54%
Variable feemore than 115,636 CHF/month

How long will a money transfer to South Africa take?

A money transfer from Switzerland (CHF) to South Africa (ZAR) should arrive by Wednesday. Sometimes transfer times can differ based on payment methods or verification changes. We’ll always keep you updated, and you can track each step in your account.

On many popular routes, Wise can send your money within one day, as a same day transfer, or even an instant money transfer.

Your transfer route

CHF
ZAR

Should arrive

by Wednesday

What you’ll need for your online money transfer to South Africa

Best ways to send money to South Africa

  • Bank Transfer

    Bank transfers are usually the cheapest option when it comes to funding your international money transfer with Wise. Bank transfers can be slower than debit or credit cards, but they usually give you the best value for your money. Read more how to use bank transfers as a payment option.
  • Debit Card

    Paying for your transfer with a debit card is easy and fast. It’s also usually cheaper than credit card, as credit cards are more expensive to process. Read more about how to pay for your money transfer with a debit card.
  • Credit Card

    Paying for your transfer with a credit card is easy and fast. Wise accepts Visa, Mastercard and some Maestro cards. Read more about how to pay for your money transfer with a credit card.
  • Apple Pay

    If you’ve enabled Apple Pay on your phone, you can use it to pay for a transfer with Wise. Paying with Apple Pay is a convenient and quick way to send money abroad. If you’re using a credit card, watch out for extra charges. Some banks consider these payments as cash withdrawal, and they may charge you extra fees.
  • Google Pay

    If you’ve enabled Google Pay on your phone, you can use it to pay for a transfer with Wise. Paying with Google Pay is a convenient and quick way to send money abroad. If you’re using a credit card, watch out for extra charges. Some banks consider these payments as cash withdrawal, and they may charge you extra fees.

Trust Wise with safe & secure money transfers to South Africa

Safeguarded with leading banks

We hold your money with established financial institutions, so it’s separate from our own accounts and in our normal course of business not accessible to our partners. Read more here.

Extra-secure transactions

We use 2-factor authentication to protect your account and transactions. That means you — and only you — can get to your money.

Data protection

We’re committed to keeping your personal data safe, and we’re transparent in how we collect, process, and store it.

Dedicated anti-fraud team

We work round the clock to keep your account and money protected from even the most sophisticated fraud.

Online scams are on the rise. Learn how to stay safe.

Send money to South Africa from Switzerland with the most international app

Looking for an app to send money to South Africa? Sending money is easy with Wise app.

  • Cheaper transfers abroad - free from hidden fees and exchange rate markups.
  • Check exchange rates - see on the app how exchange rates have changed over time.
  • Repeat your previous transfers - save the details, and make your monthly payments easier.
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