currency & credit cards
The country has adopted a multi-currency scheme; the US Dollar and South African Rand can be used for domestic transactions.
Credit cards: American Express, Diners Club and Visa are widely accepted, whilst MasterCard has more limited use. Some ATMs accept credit cards.
Some hotels, shops, restaurants and other retail outlets in major towns accept valid, international credit cards. It must be noted that many shops and retail outlets especially in the rural areas do not accept credit cards and it is essential to have a reserve of currency in these areas. Most international hotels and tour operators in Zimbabwe only accept payment for accommodation and tours in hard currency such as US Dollars, British Pounds, Botswana Pula and South African Rands.