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Parcel to South Africa

Parcel to South Africa
The Republic of South Africa is the southernmost country in the continent in Africa.  South Africa is the 25th largest country in the world by land area and it is estimated that the population is close to 53 million people is the world’s 24th most populated nation. South Africa is a truly unique country, with its stunning landscape and its variety of different cultures all culminating together to make the “rainbow nation”. 
Customers looking to send a parcel to South Africa can do so with Worldwide Parcel Services from just £28.25. Worldwide Parcel Services has been delivering with parcel couriers to South Africa in an abundance. 
For parcels being sent to South Africa, we are able to offer exclusive discounts to our customers. Packages can be dispatched from the services available from DHL, APC and others, you'll have your parcel delivered between 2 - 6 days in all circumstances. Customers should take into consideration that the time taken for a parcel delivery will vary depending on the type of parcel delivery services. 
Worldwide Parcel Services are able to offer a variety of different parcel delivery services to South Africa. We only work with major couriers so that you are getting the best services. If you need to send a heavy parcel to send to South Africa,  Worldwide Parcel Services can do this with ease. Just make sure it weighs under 500kg and is packaged correctly.

Help And Advice When Shipping To South Africa

Are there many restrictions and prohibited items to South Africa?
Yes, please see our dedicated prohibited and restricted items page, and read further information in our Customs and Duty panel below.
How long does parcel delivery to South Africa take?
2 - 6 days, depending on the parcel service you use.
What services deliver to South Africa? 
Various air services, including APC, WPS and DHL.
What is your cheapest service to South Africa?
The WPS Air Express service starts at just £28.25.
How can I pay for my parcel to South Africa?
At checkout stage, you can either pay by debit/credit card or Paypal. If you are unable to pay by any of these methods, you can contact us, and we will allow you to pay us by bank transfer.
Does my service require a printer when sending to South Africa?
Yes, all services require access to a printer as we will send you your parcel labels by email. These labels will need to be printed out.
Do I need a commercial/pro-forma invoice for my parcel to South Africa?
All shipments which are being sent outside the EU require commercial or pro-forma invoices. This rule applies regardless of whether it is being shipper for private or business purposes.
Who pays the customs charges for my parcel?
Where due, customs charges are usually paid by the recipient of the parcel. In the event that the item is delivered without the recipient paying and the custom charge is billed to us, you will be liable for the charges.
What should I do if I miss my parcel collection time?
Should your parcel collection fail for any reason please contact our Bookings Team by email at to request a rebooking.
How can I track my parcel once it’s been collected?
Keep the emails we sent you until after your parcel has been safely delivered, as these will be useful for tracking your parcel which can be done using our online tracking tool.

Customs & Duty When Sending To South Africa

South Africa are strict on what is both imported and exported from the country. They will not hesitate to search a parcel if they feel there is anything prohibited in the package.

It is important to know what you can and can't send before attempting. A list of prohibited goods includes;

  • Pornography
  • Drugs
  • Uncooked meat
  • Ammunition
  • Firearms
  • Wildlife
  • Medications
  • Money
  • Dry ice
  • Furniture
  • Fur
  • Diamonds
  • Unrefined gold

In addition you are also not allowed to send parcels with: plants & seeds, bees, food products, used clothing, chemicals, vitamins, skin-care, plants and petrol.

When using Worldwide Parcel Services to send to South Africa, please include the document stating the contents of the package.

Accompany this with insurance documents, value of all products inside and any permits if required by the South African Department of Trade via the Director of Import and Export Control.

For more information on prohibited items, have a look at our Worldwide Parcels guide here

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Mrs H Elves
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:10:43 GMT

pleased with service but very unhappy the consignee was charged by DHL in South Africa

Can't fault the Uk end of the service. Using this service to SA is cheaper than Royal Mail but the service in SA was poor. The local DHL office in Johannesburg failed to get hold of the consignee. I must say the local depot in the UK were excellent and gave excellent advice to sort out the problem but I am not pleased the local DHL office then imposed a charge on the consignee.
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Robert Hewitt
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:01:25 GMT

Superfast Superb Satisfaction Service

Can't believe how efficient Worldwide Parcel Services from start to finish, within 3 days of collecting from home(UK) to home (USA) and not having to worry that the package would get lost or stolen and most of all a very happy grand daughter received her birthday present. Last year I sent the parcel through the post office and she didn't receive it so was so relieved to use Worldwide Parcels who I have used before to send parcels to South Africa to another grand daughter!! Well done Worldwide Parcels I have been recommending you to family & friends
5 stars
Karen van der Lith
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:22:23 GMT

Outstanding service

HI - I just wanted to send a HUGE thank you to all staff that were involved in collection and delivery of my parcel from Plymouth England to Hermanus South Africa. The box was crammed full of very fragile, very very delicate Lilliput Lane houses. The box arrived in perfect condition. Your outstanding service and care taken with my parcel is GREATLY appreciated and is definately to be commended. Many many thanks.
5 stars
Adrian Ford
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 11:49:31 GMT

Efficient and Valu for Money Service.

I recently needed to send a parcel to a Charity in South Africa. I wanted a fast and trackable service, but I also wanted a low price. I researched the option on the internet and Worldwide Parcel Services was definitely the best value - the question was whether it would be reliable. I need not have worried - it arrived when they said it would and I could track it each day. I would definitely recommend. Adrian Ford

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