ATMs in South Africa

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Dec 11th, 2002, 02:12 AM
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NurseSkip
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ATMs in South Africa

I've read quite a bit about advantages of using ATM's for cash procurement in South Africa, vs., say, using travelers checks or bureau de change.

My question is this: I assume most, if not all, ATM's in the country are Cirrus-affiliated, but will my same U.S. 4-number PIN work over there just as easily (maybe too easily)?

Or will I have to get another one for the (rapidly approaching) trip?
 
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Dec 11th, 2002, 07:02 AM
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If you have a standard four digit PIN you use here in the States, that will work everywhere in S. Africa - as we discovered in October 2001 and October 2002. You do not need a new PIN. Some people have incorrectly insisted SA uses a five digit PIN - they actually have used both. But four is the predominant. You will be issued Rand by the ATMs, and normally there may be a 1,000-2,000 Rand limit in some of the smaller towns. But you'll find the availability of ATMs in SA is similar to the US. Go and have fun!!
 
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Dec 14th, 2002, 02:43 AM
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Many thanks!
 
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Dec 14th, 2002, 06:16 AM
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Hi. Do they have ATMs in Botswana? Hadn't thought of that as we carry travelers checks. Do you not carry travelers checks? Many thanks. Liz
 
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