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Send A Parcel To South Africa From UK

International Parcel Delivery › Africa › South Africa

South Africa Overview
Delivery Time: 3-4 days by Air
Price: From £17.63
Restrictions: firearms, wildlife, cheese, medications, money and more


3-4 days economy service
Up to 25kg in weight. 80x80x80cm max in size.
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To all cities including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Mossel Bay & more!

For whatever reason you’re sending parcels to South Africa you can be certain we can get them delivered safe and sound. All shipments to South Africa should be accompanied by the following documentation; a statement of the contents of the package, insurance documents and the actual value of the involved product.

Completing and providing these documents is down to the importer. If your parcels requires a permit these are issued by the South African Department of Trade. More detailed information is available via the South African Revenue Service.

With ipostparcels you can send up to 25kg parcels to South Africa with some of the cheapest rates you’re likely to find. To get your quote simply enter your parcel details in the quote engine above to see how much it’s going to cost you to send your parcel to South Africa. When booking parcels with us you also get the benefit of there being no middle man, you deal directly with us.

When sending a parcel to South Africa the following comes as standard:

  • Free Collection -  From home or work
  • Free £50 cover – Additional cover can be added
  • Online Booking – You can book your parcel in for collection right now
  • Online Tracking – Know exactly where your parcel is
  • Delivery Notifications – For both you and your recipient
  • 5 Star rated courier – See our reviews here


Cheap Courier To South Africa From UK

Using our South Africa courier service means you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home, simply book your parcels to be collected and one of our drivers will come to collect them for you on the specific day you have chosen and then your parcels will make their journey safely and swiftly to South Africa, it’s that simple!.

As soon as our driver returns to the locel depot your parcel will be sorted and put on the first lorry to our internation hub where it will begin its journey to South Africa. Within 3-4 days you can expect your parcel to be in your recipients hand and signed for.

South Africa Prohibitions & Restrictions

Prohibited items

As always when sending parcels abroad it’s very important to know about parcel restrictions. Here is an indication of prohibited items for mailing to South Africa. For further information, or further clarification please refer to the South African Post Office or the UPU prohibitions & restrictions website.

Import Restrictions

South Africa forbids some types of goods from importation completely. This list of prohibited goods includes pornography, illicit narcotic drugs, uncooked meat products, ammunition, dry ice, plants and seeds, bees and bee products, furniture, fur, uncut diamonds and unrefined gold.

Prohibited products are not permitted in the mail under any circumstances.

  • Narcotic, psychotropic substances and habit-forming drugs in any form and any paraphernalia relating to the aforementioned.
  • Fully automatic, military and unnumbered weapons, explosives and fireworks and weapons of mass destruction.
  • Poison and other toxic substances.
  • Cigarettes with a mass of more than 2 kilogram per 1000.
  • Goods to which a trade description or trademark is applied in contravention of any Act (for example, counterfeit goods).
  • Unlawful reproductions of any works subject to copyright.
  • Prison-made and penitentiary-made goods

Restricted items

  • South African bank notes in excess of R5000, gold coins, coin and stamp collections and unprocessed gold.
  • Endangered species of plants or wildlife, whether alive or dead, including any parts of and articles made from them.
  • Plants and plant products, such as seeds, flowers, fruit, honey, margarine and vegetable oils.
  • Animals, birds, poultry and products thereof, for example dairy products, butter and eggs.
  • Medicines (excluding sufficient quantities for one month for own personal treatment accompanied by a letter or certified prescription from a registered physician).

Please also be sure to check our prohibited items list when sending parcels to South Africa.

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About South Africa


South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It is the 25th-largest country in the world by land area, and is the world’s 25th most populous nation with close to 53 million people inhabiting the country

South Africa has an up-to-date and well-developed transport infrastructure. The air and rail networks are the largest on the continent with the roads being in good condition.

The air network consists of 10 airports, which handle more than 98% of the country's commercial traffic, with 200 000 aircraft landings every year.

As a well-developed country the infrastructure allows parcel delivery to be carried out effectively and efficiently 

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