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Send a Parcel to South Africa

Postage to South Africa from £17.09

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Shipping to South Africa?

Shipping to South Africa has never been easier than it is with Parcel2Go. We work with a huge range of international couriers to make sure we have a service to suit all your needs! Choose from couriers such as Evri, DPD and Royal Mail.

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Ship to South Africa with Parcel2Go

Our Services and Postage to South Africa

Our postage to South Africa starts from just £17.09

Whether you’re looking for cheap shipping to South Africa or you need your parcel to arrive fast, we have a variety of services for you. Send with Parcel2Go and have peace of mind that your shipment to South Africa is in safe hands.

Before You Ship to South Africa

We always recommend checking the country’s public holidays and non-working days (Saturday and Sunday) before posting to South Africa, so you can be sure to avoid any unnecessary delays. 

Another way to make sure your delivery to South Africa arrives on time is to check South Africa’s customs requirements before you ship. This is so you can be sure you don’t send any prohibited items that could risk your item being held up. When it comes to customs declarations, don’t worry - Parcel2Go will send you all the documentation you need as soon as you book your delivery.

Use Parcel2Go to ship to South Africa from the UK for cheap and reliable parcel delivery!

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Our International Services to South Africa

Landmark Drop Shop
Landmark Drop ShopEst Delivery: Mon, 13 May

Landmark Collection
Landmark CollectionEst Delivery: Mon, 13 May

DPD Drop Off International
DPD Drop Off InternationalEst Delivery: Thu, 25 Apr

South African Customs and Gift Delivery to South Africa

If you’re sending a gift to South Africa, you won’t be charged any customs charges for it if the parcel is below the value of 1400 South African Rand (about £69*). However, your recipient can only receive 2 gifts a year where the duty will be rebated in this way.

It’s also important to know that there are certain items excluded from this gifty exception, such as alcohol, tobacco and perfume. Find out more about gift delivery to South Africa.

If you are required to pay VAT on imported goods, this will usually be around 15%, but you may have to pay customs duties as well. This will depend on what you’re sending and the value of your parcel. Use the South African Customs website to see if your parcel is exempt from additional tax and duties.

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South Africa Address Format

Addressing a parcel to South Africa is similar to the way we address parcels in the UK.

It’s important to write the country name on the last line and remember that South African postcodes are only 4 digits long. Here’s how to address a parcel to South Africa:

Check out this handy addressing guide before you ship to make sure your postage to South Africa arrives exactly where you need it to.

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South Africa Prohibited Items

It’s important to check that your package doesn’t include any items that are restricted in South Africa. The South African Revenue Service website has detailed information on restricted goods but you should also take a look at our full prohibited items list and filter by the courier you choose to ship to South Africa with.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest way to ship a package to South Africa?

The cheapest way to send a parcel to Africa is with Parcel2Go from just £17.09. For this price, your parcel will arrive within 3-7 days and is fully trackable at no extra cost!

We have a range of courier services to suit your needs. Get a quote to compare prices for shipping to South Africa today!

How long does a package from the UK to South Africa take?

With couriers such as DPD or UPS, your package could arrive in South Africa in as little as 1-2 days when you book through Parcel2Go! 

Or if you’re not in a hurry, we have a range of economy shipping options that will have your parcel arrive in 3-7 days. Choose the cheapest shipping to South Africa if you’re sending on a budget.

What can you not send to South Africa?

Here’s a few examples of items you cannot ship to South Africa: 

  • Any living organism including animals and plants

  • Batteries or anything containing batteries

  • Cigars and cigarillos

  • Cosmetics

  • Narcotics

  • Poisonous and toxic liquids and gases

The South African Revenue Service website has more detailed information on restricted goods. And you can use our full prohibited items list to see what you cannot send to South Africa. Remember to filter by both the country you’re shipping to and the courier you choose to ship with.