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Send a parcel to South Africa from only £19.97

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? Help and Advice When Shipping to South Africa

Are there many restrictions and prohibited items when shipping 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 courier service to South Africa?

The WPS Air Express service starts at just £19.97.

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 [email protected] 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.

Can I send heavy parcels to South Africa

Yes we can send parcels that weigh up to 500kg. We can send car parts and other awkward items.

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. You can find out more about what you can and can't send to South Africa with our guide found here.

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.

When you book with us, we'll send you all the forms you need to fill out and attach to your package so that it easily gets through South African customs.

Reviews Reviews for parcels to South Africa

5 stars

Good customer service.

Even though our parcel did not get delivered ( through no fault of WPS), I felt they tried their very best to resolve our problem. Would recommend on that basis.
5 stars

100% recommend this courier service

Could not find anything bad about this courier service. After using couriers for a number of years this is the only one I would recommend. There sales advisors are great and easy to contact them and they respond straight away. You will not be disappointed if you need a courier service within the UK or international.
4 stars

We have used Worldwide parcel before

We have used Worldwide parcel before, and don't remember the listing of goods being so indepth but the overall experience was fast, efficient and reliable. Our parcel, which we sent to Switzerland, didn't take long and everything was intact. We will definitely use Worldwide Parcel again.
5 stars

Highly recommended

Easy website to use - great service - great prices and really helpful customer services
5 stars

Great service competitively priced.

Great service competitively priced.

icon Send a parcel to South Africa

If you need to send a parcel from the UK to South Africa, Worldwide Parcel Services are on hand to help you out! We offer a wide selection of services from only the most reputable courier companies to offer our customers courier services that are the perfect combination of affordability, reliability, and convenience. Worldwide Parcel Services can ship large parcels to South Africa that weigh up to 300 kilos at budget-friendly low prices.

If your parcel is of high value we offer various levels of cover online up to £2000 and can arrange cover for higher amounts on request. So if you are going to send a cheap and large package of high value, Worldwide Parcel Services can help.

All cheap parcel to South Africa services are fully trackable and a proof of delivery is obtained every time so you can ship your parcel with peace of mind. If you’re looking for a reliable courier to South Africa from the UK and want to be able to send your parcels without hassle, get a quote online from the experts at WPS today!

Simply fill out your parcel’s weight, length, width, and height, and we’ll give you prices from all our reputable courier partners.

We can also ship parcels all the way up to 500 kilos with our large parcel delivery service, find out more here.

Popular Cities in South Africa we ship to

We ship to all areas of South Africa, and the following are the most popular cities to which we send parcels...

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Parcel to South Africa

South Africa is the largest economic power in the region, and represents almost a quarter of the gross domestic product for Africa. The UK and South Africa are key trade partners, and it is estimated that the trade between the two countries is worth more than £9.6 billion. With it’s vast amount of natural resources and beautiful landscape, South Africa is an extremely popular destination for tourists and expats alike.

Regardless of whether you’re sending a parcel to Durban or Cape Town, sending a parcel to South Africa can be an expensive and difficult process. WPS are able deliver a parcel in 2 - 6 days with prices starting from just £19.97.

Worldwide Parcel Service only use the best couriers to South Africa available. Our parcel delivery services include APC, DHL and many others. For heavy parcels, we are able to deliver parcels that weigh up to 500kg, regardless of its shape or size.

What is the cost of postage to South Africa?

With WPS, you can send parcels to South Africa from just £19.97. Our parcel services to South Africa will delivery in 2 to 6 days. The final price will ultimately depend on the size of the parcel and your delivery preferences. With a range of trusted couriers and same-day collection available too, get a quote and book your parcel to South Africa today!

Parcel to South Africa

Freight Forwarding to South Africa in 4 Simple Steps

Worldwide Parcel Services offer UK parcel forwarding services from the UK to more than 180 destinations worldwide. If you live abroad, you might discover that some UK companies will only deliver within the UK. A simple solution to this problem is to use our freight forwarding service! You can use us as your UK delivery destination, and then we can sent the parcel onwards to you. It doesn't matter if you are a company, individual or infrequent user, we can send your order to you for a great price!

If you need to send a parcel to South Africa, or if you want to purchase from a store or website in the UK only to find that they will only deliver to mainland UK, then we can help!

Simply get a quote from us online by entering the weight, size and destination country of the packaged item. If you are happy with the price, complete your purchase and put us down as the delivery address for the shop to send the item to. Once the item arrives here, we can ship it to you! It really is that simple!

We can ship items from 1 kilo up to 500 kilos in weight, and sizes up to 300cm (240cm for road service) in length. For enquiries or more information, please get in touch on [email protected]

Unlike most freight forwarding companies, we do not require that you make a minimum number of orders or that you must be a company. Individuals booking just one service are more than welcome at Worldwide Parcel Services.

Locate the item or items you wish to purchase and take note of the dimensions and weight.

Obtain an instant quote from our website by providing us with these details.

Complete your item purchase and use our depot address as the delivery address.

Book your shipment on our site for onward delivery to you, wherever you are!


Please be aware that our freight forwarding service is subject to the same conditions as our normal delivery services, the terms of which can be found here.

Parcel Forwarding in Four Steps at Worldwide Parcel Services

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