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Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

People use credit cards and ATMs at the international hotels. I wouldn't suggest using them elsewhere. - Mar 23, 2017
Don't. Just don't. The Angolan banking system is not compatible with the systems of the West. On top of that, there's the theft aspect plus the general restrictions on currency. - Apr 23, 2016
Don't plan on it. - Mar 28, 2015
They are accepted and there are rare ATM machines. But this is primarily a cash economy. - Aug 31, 2014
I would not use them here. Full stop. Cash economy. Many places will accept U.S. dollars for payment or the local kwanza. - Jul 11, 2013
Don't use them. - Apr 24, 2013
never use due to unsecurity of system - Aug 4, 2011
Credit cards and ATMs are not usable in Angola. - Aug 3, 2011
You can use them in the caixa Multicash but I have heard of sorted thefts. - Apr 15, 2009