Express and Economy South African Parcel Delivery from only £26.40
£50 free cover as standard* *excluding Hermes deliveries
Collection or drop-off at a local shop anytime
Track your parcel from door-to-door
Send bulky or heavy items weighing up to 1,000kg
ParcelHero makes it fast and affordable to ship your parcel to South Africa. By working with the world’s leading international courier services, we can offer huge savings on delivery to Durban, Cape Town, or any other destination in South Africa. And because they’re the best couriers around, you can trust that whatever parcel you’re sending will be in the best possible hands.
Service Rating:4.7 out of 5 based on 16275 user ratings
The service delivered by ParcelHero was flawless. They collected when they said they would and they delivered when they said they would. What is more they kept us informed of collection, shipment and delivery by email. I will definitely use ParcelHero next time.
Process was easy, collected on time, and except for a mild hiccup in South Africa, delivered safely.
Cheapest by far online. Easy to book and easy instructions for packaging. Collection from my door as arranged. Parcel was delivered with care, two days early! Will definitely use again and recommend.
It was picked up on time and we were able to track it all the way. The only fly in the ointment was SA Customs, but that was out of your control, and delivered when you said it would be. Will recommend you to others.
Excellent service: parcel delivered three days before the declared date and just in time for Christmas. Very competitive cost.
Very impressed and shall use again.
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Very easy to book on the internet. Dropped off package at designated point. Package arrived 4 days earlier than expected!
Great service as per usual, - I use the service regularly and the reliability and speed including price is brilliant
Easy to drop off at my local MyHermes shop, best price I could find, email updates to let me know where my parcel was in transit, and it arrived in record time! Very impressed.
Very good and very helpful. They picked up on time and delivered on the estimated day - really appreciated that I could track it every step of the way and see that it was signed for.
When shipping a parcel to South Africa, it will pass through South African customs before being allowed into the country. During this process, parcels worth less than 500 Rand (or 1,400 Rand for gifts), will clear customs without duties or customs fees being applied. Higher value parcels will be evaluated by the South African Revenue Service, and will have taxes and customs fees applied before entering the country.
South African VAT is currently set at 14%, which will be levied on the value of any parcel which is above the thresholds for clearing customs.
South Africa is no stranger to strong trade restrictions, but the rules have mellowed significantly in recent years. There are still rules about what you are allowed to bring into the country but, for the most part, they fall in line with what we at ParcelHero are not happy to carry. You can find a full list of restricted goods on our Restricted and Prohibited Items page, where we explain what you can and can’t ship by courier. You can find more information on prohibited and restricted goods on the official South African customs website.
There are plenty of tasty treats unique to South Africa, but there are only a few that you are allowed to send by courier. Foods that are homemade or perishable are not allowed, so your grandma’s signature boerewors is unfortunately not allowed. Shipping food internationally requires it to be store bought, and in its original packaging
Since there are some buildings in the UK that are older than South Africa as a country, it’s easy to see the temptation of sending over some antiques. However, shipping valuable antiques is not allowed with most courier services – so you might have to find a specialty courier to do the job instead.
There are worse destinations than South Africa when you’re off in search of the sun, but with such a long flight, it’s nice to not have to worry about your luggage. That why ParcelHero takes care of things for you, by delivering your luggage right to your hotel room. We’ll take it from your front door too, so there’s less queueing for you to suffer through, all you have to do is ensure it's packaged in a way that is suitable for international shipping.
South Africa is a big place, so it’s important to make sure that you get the address on your parcel absolutely right. Shipping across a country so large takes time, so making a mistake could lead to heavy delays. A South African address must include
In South Africa, postcodes are made up of four digits. The first two specify the area the package is destined for, the last two the mode of delivery. For example, in most places codes ending in ‘01’ indicate deliveries to a street address, while ‘00’ indicate delivery to a mail bag. Put together, you should have an address that looks like this:
Everyone deserves a break. In South Africa, Christmas is celebrated in the middle of summer, so we need the chance to hit the beach every now and then. That’s why we only deliver on weekdays, with no parcels arriving on weekends or public holidays. Keep the dates below in mind when booking your shipping.