Send money to South Africa

Western Union offer a fast and reliable service whenever you need to transfer money to South Africa. Your loved ones can collect their money transfer via cash pickup within minutes1 at a location close to them.

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    Send money easily to South Africa from the Netherlands

    If you want to transfer money to loved ones in South Africa, use Western Union’s reputable service for real peace of mind. There are several ways for you and your loved ones to send and receive money with us.

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    Track your money transfer

    Track your money transfer to South Africa in real time with your unique Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). We’ll send you a notification the moment your money arrives.

    Money in minutes1

    When you send money from the Netherlands to South Africa with Western Union, your money could be with your loved ones within minutes1.

    Pay how you want

    Western Union lets you pay in a way that suits you. Use your credit3 or debit card, bank account or Apple Pay®, to transfer money to South Africa.

    Convenient locations
    You can send EUR to USD with ease thanks to hundreds Western Union locations throughout South Africa, including those in Johannesburg, Pretoria and more.

    Reasons to choose Western Union

    Enjoy a trusted service

    With our encrypted servers and stringent fraud prevention procedures in place, you’ll have peace of mind whenever you transfer money to South Africa.

    Easy to Re-send

    Our one-tap re-send function allows you to quickly and easily repeat a money transfer to a loved one.

    Register now for free

    Register today and set up your first transfer by filling in a few details online or via the Western Union app.

    Worldwide reach

    Western Union connect millions of people across the globe. We’ve been doing this for over 150 years, and now help our customers send money from the Netherlands to over 200 countries around the world.

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    Transfer money to South Africa on the go.

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    Save recipient details for a quick way to repeatedly transfer money to South Africa.

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    Learn more about sending money to South Africa

    Ready to send money to South Africa?

    Check out the FAQs listed below for additional details on how to transfer money to South Africa from the Netherlands. Get going right away if you’re ready to set up your initial money transfer.

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    Support your loved ones at special moments

    Use our trusted service to send money to loved ones. Whether it’s a birthday in Cape Town, a wedding in Gqeberha, or a new business opportunity, support them with a reliable Western Union money transfer to South Africa.

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I transfer money to South Africa online?

    Follow the regular process – login or register, click ‘Send now’. Choose South Africa as your destination and amount you want to send. You’ll then be given information on typical the Netherlands-South Africa money transfer times. Pay with your bank account, credit3/debit card, at an agent location, or Apple Pay® in our app. Share the MTCN with your receiver so you can both track the money.

    How much can I send to South Africa online?

    You can send up to €5,000 to South Africa from the Netherlands for immediate cash pickup.

    How much does a money transfer to South Africa cost?

    The amount you pay in transfer fees2 to transfer money to South Africa can depend on the exchange rate2 between EUR and USD and your method of payment. You can check our prices on this online form.

    How long does a money transfer to South Africa take?

    Depending on your chosen payment method, your recipient may be able to receive money in South Africa for cash pickup within minutes1.

    Is it safe to send money online to South Africa?

    Money transfers to South Africa use our encrypted servers and extensive fraud prevention measures, so you can use Western Union’s money transfer service with confidence.

    What is the best way to send money to South Africa?

    The best way for you to send money to South Africa from the Netherlands is to find the way which works best for you and your loved ones, with a money transfer service you can trust. You can send EUR to USD in the most convenient way for you with Western Union.

    Still have questions about sending money to South Africa?

    We’re here to help. Browse more FAQs, or get in touch with our excellent customer care team to find out more.

    1 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. For money transfers made by cell phone, the funds will be paid to the receiver’s mobile wallet account provider so they can then be credited to the account linked to the receiver’s cell phone number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS, account over-limit and cash-out fees. See the transfer form to learn more about restrictions.

    2 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Transfer fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Transfer fees and exchange rates subject to change without notice.

    3 If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.