Parcel Delivery to South Africa

Send a parcel to South Africa from just £17.66 with free £20 protection cover (£60 free protection cover under parcelforce). You can use the ‘Instant Quote’ box to get a price for sending your parcel.

If you plan on sending a parcel to South Africa, we can help you by simply getting a quote from our quote engine. We offer a collection and drop off services.

Tips on sending parcels to South Africa

Some necessary information are needed before moving goods across the country but this location is diverse and dynamic when it comes to culture that’s why it is a great partner for trade.

Reason to choose Dropbox2go

Our site offers discounted parcel delivery services and enables our customers to compare, book and send parcels using a courier of their choice. Efficient and Reasonable!

Important key point before shipping to South Africa

The following information is needed when sending parcels to South Africa following their standard regulations.

  • A 13 digit South African personal identification number which only contains numeric characters and without any special characters like whitespace, punctuation or any alpha characters.
  • An SSSS sequence number which is registered with the same birth date (Females are assigned 0000 to 4999 sequence number and males are from 5000 to 9998). C means the citizenship, 0 means SA citizen, 1 for permanent residents, A is 8 or 9. Before 1994, this digit is used to state that the holder’s race is a checksum digit.

Import Restrictions

Items below are not allowed to be sent entirely.

  • Pornography
  • Illicit narcotic drugs
  • Uncooked meat products
  • Ammunition
  • Dry ice
  • Plants
  • Bees and bee products
  • Furniture
  • Fur
  • Diamonds
  • Gold
  • Firearms
  • Wildlife
  • Cheese
  • Medications
  • Money
  • These also apply to food
  • Used clothing
  • Chemicals
  • Plants vitamins
  • Skin care items
  • Petroleum products

If you are sending any shipments, they should be accompanied by complete documentation, list of contents which should be done by the sender. Should any permits be required, they will be issued but the South African department of trade via the director of import and export control. More information is available via the South African Revenue Service.

Some useful information when sending parcels to South Africa South Africa is in a special agreement with some of its neighbor countries but United Kingdom is not one of them. However, South Africa has an active agreement with the European Union which Britain is a member of and this has made distinct benefits when sending parcels from UK to South Africa. Rebate or duty exemption may be eligible for shipments that are sent to South Africa residents such as gifts. (Provided that the it does not exceed the allowed amount).

Some information about South Africa

The country has been ruled by a minority of white citizens for decades despite having a majority of black population. Democracy was established in 1994 after almost 50 years of struggling for equality and cultural independence. Four elections had been held from then on which indicates the acceptance of change. Despite all of these, 50 million citizens still had struggles with poverty, crime, HIV infections, unemployment, and the ongoing problem regarding the land ownership due to the regimes in the past.

The country is still the largest economic force in the region despite all of these circumstances. In 2010, world cup was held here which caused construction sectors to rapidly grow. With natural resources and its beautiful landscape, no doubt that this country is a growing tourist destination. The country also produces wine, sugar, fruit, livestock sunflower seeds and corn.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the most common questions when sending parcel to South Africa.

How to send a parcel?

Sending parcel with us is very easy and hassle free. Just simply indicate the weight of your parcel and where you want to send it to, and we will find you various courier services to select from.

Either you have sold something online or you are sending a gift – no matter the reason you can use our services to find the cheapest way to deliver a parcel. You can absolutely search for the prices, how swiftly it is going to arrive and book a reliable courier service that suits your needs in just a matter of time.

How do I track my parcel to delivery?

We work with delivery companies you can trust and who offer full tracking to delivery.

When you book a courier service with DropBox2Go, there is no compromise on quality, we reflect all the tracking events the courier has, so you receive the same level of service but pay considerably less than booking direct.

Can I arrange a parcel to be collected today?

Absolutely yes, we provide a couple of courier services for parcels to be collected today as long as you place the order in good time.

Once the booking is confirmed, please make sure that there is no error message on your account towards your order as this may cause the order not to go through. If in any case this scenario happened, you can reach us thru a Live Chat or leave us a support ticket and one of the team will get it fixed for you.

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