Page Updated: Jan 2020
Keeping your valuables secure and out of sight is always a concern when travelling. Using a travel money belt is one option. They come in many designs from actual belts with hidden pockets, slim zip pouches or wallets that strap around your waist under your clothes.
In Africa, as in most parts of the world, it is asking for trouble if you flash a lot of wallet cash when shopping, especially in tourist markets. It is better to think ahead and put small amounts of money in strategic pockets on your person or in a securely closed day bag.
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This Eagle Creek Undercover Money Belt has two zippered compartments so you can keep your passport separate from your currency and credit cards. The moisture-wicking fabric keeps it comfortable against your skin. Buy Now
A simple, worn-on-the-waist money belt from Eagle Creek. The washable undercover is natural silk fabric and comes with zippered pockets for secure organization. Buy Now
The All Terrain Money Belt is designed for ultimate security when traveling, now made thinner for less detection. It has nylon lining and hidden zippered security pocket. Adjustable, quick release, slim cam-style buckle. Buy Now
This money belt features 2 zippered pockets with different-sized compartments to suit a variety of items. It is lined with water resistant nylon. The soft 3-D mesh exterior won't chafe your skin. Belt straps are both adjustable and removable for custom wear or to convert to a document wallet. Low-profile design keeps belt hidden under your clothes. Buy now
This neck pouch is lined with RFID-proof fabric to protect against digital theft and keeps money, passport and tickets safe and accessible. It has three pockets and a low profile design to conceal your travel valuables. A soft 3D mesh is comfortable against your skin. Buy Now
This pouch has 2 zipper pockets to secure valuables. It has an adjustable smooth neck cord, so you can wear it over your chest, tummy or shoulder-holster-style. Buy now
This Undercover Neck Wallet has all the organizational features you want. A zip pocket for currency, passport and credit cards. This round-the-neck pouch can hold travel documents for 1 or 2 travelers. On the fold-over flap, a zippered pocket stores credit cards or coins. Buy Now
Arm travel money pouches are designed to be worn under sleeves on your upper arm or forearm and can hold most small items. Wrist money pouches are often similar to sport sweat bands and will only hold cash, cards or room keys.
These wrist sweatbands are a convenient and safe way to stash a few bills, credit cards, ID cards and keys. The pockets are water resistant to keep the contents dry at all times. Of course the bands also work as a regular wrist sweatband. Buy Now
This zippered RFID-blocking arm wallet provides convenient storage for credit cards, currency, ID, keys & more. It is made of soft and comfortable washable fabric. Buy Now
These small pouches are designed to conceal cash or credit cards in your bra or attached to it. Anything bigger like a passport will not fit. Overloading them is likely to give you a weird shape. Also they could be worn in underpants. They are generally made of soft material and are not itchy to the skin.
This Eagle Creek Silk Undercover Bra Stash offers close-to-body security for your money and credit cards. It is made of soft silk. Buy Now
This travel money pouch attaches to your bra, swimwear and other under garments and hides small items like hide money and credit cards. It has an elastic strap that closes with velcro. Buy Now
Leg or ankle travel money pouches come in various sizes to fit different items and are designed to wear under pants or long skirts. Some are even built into socks. As with all the pouches worn next to the skin, look for ones with comfortable and breathable backing fabric.
These are cotton blend socks with a hidden zip pocket to store money, credit cards or keys. Buy Now
This fully lined, leather ankle wallet features multiple pockets to hold a variety of items such as a cell phone as well as your passport. Buy Now
A hidden pocket usually comes with loops which you can thread onto a regular belt and wear inside your shorts or pants. Some prefer to secure the pocket inside with a couple of safety pins.
The Undercover Hidden Pocket from Eagle Creek hooks onto your belt and tucks away inside the waist of your pants. It's discreet and provides two mesh pockets for organization. Buy Now
This hidden travel wallet is made of 100% nylon and RFID blocking material which protects against any unwanted electronic scanning of your personal details. It has zip pocket and compartments and belt loops. Buy Now
This discreet travel wallet slips around a belt and inside pant waist to protect credits cards and cash from potential pickpockets. The slim design and soft material make it comfortable to wear with anti-theft flap and zippered compartments which offer extra protection. Buy Now
These shoulder holster style travel money wallets come in a variety of sizes and numbers of pocket. The strap is worn over the shoulder and the pouch is worn against your side under your arm. Some are designed to go next to your skin, others go over a shirt but under a jacket. Some neck travel pouches also convert to shoulder use.
This shoulder travel wallet is made of soft genuine full grain leather and will keep your passport, money and credit cards secure. It features a velcro flap on the main compartment with a zip compartment on the front and the back. In addition, a zip compartment on the shoulder strap is perfect for currency. The zippers will not set off metal detectors. Buy Now
This holster-style over the shoulder security wallet has secure zipper compartments and the discreet design holds passport, tickets, cash and credit cards. It is constructed with 'Comtex', an advanced body contact material. Buy Now