Send money to South Africa

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  • 2.79 USD
  • 14.36 USDOur fee
  • 17.15 USDTotal fees
  • =
    982.85 USDTotal amount we’ll convert
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Sending 1,000 USD withRecipient gets(Total after fees)and transfer speedTransfer speed
17,724.66 ZAR3-5 days
3-5 days
Transfer fee
1.99 USD
Exchange rate(1 USD ZAR)
Exchange rate markup
11.68 USD

Cost of transfer
13.67 USD

17,661.62 ZAR- 63.04 ZAR1 day
1 day
Transfer fee
17.15 USD
Exchange rate(1 USD ZAR)
Exchange rate markup

Cost of transfer
17.15 USD

17,532.90 ZAR- 191.76 ZARwithin minutes
within minutes
Transfer fee
Exchange rate(1 USD ZAR)
Exchange rate markup
24.31 USD

Cost of transfer
24.31 USD

17,508 ZAR- 216.66 ZAR4-9 days
4-9 days
Transfer fee
Exchange rate(1 USD ZAR)
Exchange rate markup
25.70 USD

Cost of transfer
25.70 USD
The information above applies when you pay in via bank transfer or ACH payments. Information provided is not in real time and may be different from the actual rates and fees on the provider’s website. Transaction speed claimed depends on individual circumstances and may not be available for all transactions. How do we collect this data?

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

Pay a small, flat fee and percentage

To send money in USD to South Africa, you pay a small, flat fee of 14.56 USD + 0.6% 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.

Fees for our low cost transfers
Fixed fee
14.56 USD
Variable feeup to 126,435.00 USD/month
Variable feemore than 126,435.00 USD/month

How long will a money transfer to South Africa take?

A money transfer from the USA (USD) to South Africa (ZAR) should arrive by Monday. 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.

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by Monday

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

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