Sending parcels to South Africa

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Send a parcel to South Africa

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Cheap postage to South Africa

At the southernmost tip of the second-largest continent sits South Africa, an emerging economy over 6,000 miles away from the UK. Rapid growth across mining, manufacturing, trade, and tourism markets provides a wealth of opportunities for sending packages to South Africa to support its demand.

With Evri, you can send parcels to recipients all over the world for a low price. From as far away as China or close to home as Ireland, our international network of Couriers are on hand to meet your sending needs.

How much does it cost to send a parcel to South Africa from the UK?

When you send packages to South Africa, we’ll always aim to give you a great value service and you’ll only pay for what your parcel weighs. Entering the exact weight of your parcel means you can avoid overpaying - we price all our parcels per 250g. As long as your parcels are 15kg or under, our Couriers will be able to handle them. Take a look at our prices below for sending parcels to South Africa:

Parcel size Prices from
Parcel size 250g Prices from £10.55
Parcel size 500g Prices from £13.07
Parcel size 1kg Prices from £18.14
Parcel size 2kg Prices from £24.99
Parcel size 5kg+ Prices from £45.53

National holidays in South Africa

While our Couriers always aim to deliver parcels within 13 to 14 days, there may be cases where delivery times are increased due to certain local holidays. We’d recommend checking if your parcel could arrive on any of the following days to avoid this:

  • New Year’s Day – 01-02/01/2024
  • Human Rights Day – 21/03/2024
  • Good Friday – 07/04/2024
  • Family Day – 10/04/2024
  • Freedom Day – 27/04/2024
  • Worker’s Day – 01/05/2024
  • Public Holiday – 29/05/2024
  • Youth Day – 16/06/2024
  • Public Holiday – 17/06/2024
  • National Woman’s Day – 09/08/2024
  • Heritage Day – 24/09/2024
  • Public Holiday – 15/12/2024
  • Day of Reconciliation – 16/12/2024
  • Christmas Day – 25/12/2024
  • Day of Goodwill – 26/12/2024

On top of these, it’s worth bearing in mind any local holidays in South Africa as well, which could also increase the delivery times for your parcel.

How to send a parcel to South Africa

Choose from three easy ways to send your packages to South Africa:

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Book your delivery online using our website or in selected Post Offices and drop off your package at one of our 8,500+ ParcelShops. If you don’t have a printer at home, just get your postage label using our Print in ParcelShop device for free. We’ll take care of everything from there.

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We have 24/7 Lockers available and 5,500+ locations across the UK for a quick delivery. Head to your nearest Locker, scan your barcode and place into a secure Locker, ready for collection.

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Did you know our Couriers can collect from your home or office? Go online to book a collection from home or work. We’ll give you a one-hour collection window to pick up the parcel.

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Sending multiple parcels to South Africa

If you’ve got several parcels to send or you run an international business, you can manage multiple parcels with ease thanks to our Bulk Integration tool. Send to South Africa quickly and all in one go:

  1. Log into your Evri account and head to our Bulk Integrations tool. Click the ‘Link Account’ button to connect your marketplace seller’s account. Choose from eBay, Etsy, Amazon, Shopify and more, or upload your parcels using a CSV file
  2. Book and package your items and print off your postage label at home or in store with our Print in ParcelShop device
  3. Send your parcels using any of our 14,000+ ParcelShops and Lockers or book a Courier collection

Why send internationally with Evri?

Like our local UK delivery service, sending to South Africa includes regular tracking updates, £20 free cover, plus all the following benefits:

What you can and can’t send to South Africa

While there are lots of things you can send to South Africa with our Couriers, there are also a few limitations you’ll need to be aware of. You can find the full list of what you can and can’t send on our prohibited items list.

On top of this, you should also read and follow the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and the UK Civil Aviation Authority guides for the latest restrictions for shipping to South Africa via air travel.

What address information you need for sending to South Africa

When sending packages to South Africa, simply enter the recipient’s postcode online and we’ll provide different address options for you to choose from.

We’ll make sure your label follows the correct format ready for printing. All you need to do is provide the following information:

  • The recipient’s name
  • The house name and/or number and the street name
  • The suburb/city/town
  • The province
  • The postcode
  • The country name
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FAQs about postage to South Africa

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