Choose PACK & SEND for all your international shipping needs. We help you pack your large, awkward and valuable items and ship them to South Africa securely and in impressive time. We ship to South Africa via sea or air and even offer express delivery services – getting your urgent parcels around the world in just a few days. Here, we cover everything you need to know before sending items to South Africa.
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Delivery to South Africa
Whatever your reason for shipping to South Africa, PACK & SEND has you covered. From Musina to Cape Town, we get your fragile parcels across the world with ease.
PACK & SEND has over 25 years’ experience in international shipping, so you get peace of mind of safe delivery. We even track your parcel from door to door and confirm receipt, too.
If you’re sending sentimental items to loved ones abroad, or shipping valuables to overseas customers, work with PACK & SEND for safe and secure delivery to South Africa.
If you’re shipping internationally to anywhere from the UK, you’ll need to complete customs documents. This will be a commercial invoice. When you work with PACK & SEND, we’ll provide these for you and even help you complete them.
Its important customs documentation is completed in detail, otherwise, you risk your delivery being delayed or having its contents rejected or destroyed. For example, if you’re sending clothes items, don’t simply write ‘clothes’, but specify ‘2x white cotton t-shirts, made in England’.
Customs charges for imports to South Africa are typically charged to the recipient. However, goods valued up to 500 ZAR are exempt from duty and VAT.
What items are prohibited to send to South Africa?
South Africa has a list of items that are prohibited from import into the country. These items include; certain animal or plant products, currencies over 25,000 ZAR and certain medications. A full list of prohibited items can be found here – https://www.sars.gov.za/customs-and-excise/prohibited-restricted-and-counterfeit-goods/. Whilst these goods are prohibited for import, solutions can be found in some circumstances, contact your local service centre for more information.
What ways are there to get an item sent to South Africa?
How long will my things take to reach South Africa?
Shipments to South Africa can take varying amounts of time. Delivery times can always fluctuate subject to customs clearance so we can only offer an estimated time. Shipping by air can take 5-7 days and by sea can be 7-9 weeks.