Parcel Delivery South Africa

For over 30 years, we have been working hard to find affordable, fast, and secure delivery solutions for customers shipping parcels to and from South Africa.

Cape Town, South Africa

Send Your Parcels to South Africa at Great Prices

South Africa’s biggest imports are machinery, mineral products as well as vehicles and aircraft vessels. Combined, they make up almost 50% of their imports. The UK has a good relationship with South Africa and ranks highly among its top trading partners alongside China, the USA and India.

Being almost 10,00km away from the UK, customers assume that sending parcels to South Africa is a costly venture, but not with us. Our team has built strong and credible relationships with South Africa to ensure we’re able to offer the best parcel delivery prices.

We guarantee to save your business money, time, and effort when it comes to shipping parcels to South Africa. We also work closely with eCommerce businesses to provide significant savings on transporting parcels from the UK to South Africa (more on this later).

Whether you’re an SME or a large agency, we work with all businesses to save them money and provide a fully comprehensive parcel delivery service that exceeds all expectations.

Where we ship and deliver parcels across South Africa

Our fleet at The Delivery Group ship and deliver parcels to all locations across South Africa’s 1.2 million kilometre landscape. As long as you label the address correctly and tell us what time and how fast you’d like your parcels delivered, we’ll do it. 

Whether you’re sending a small number of parcels to a quieter region such as Alexander Bay or a large consignment to the heart of Cape Town, we have the vehicles and capabilities to transport your parcels anywhere in South Africa.

Below are just a few of the major areas we cover: Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Bloemfontein, Pretoria, Polokwane, Upington, Welkom, Richard’s Bay and Thojoyandou.

We also cover Lesotho.

Johannesburg, South Africa

Customs in South Africa

Customers sending parcels to South Africa would typically have to declare any goods that attract duties. However, after partnering with The Delivery Group, you won’t have to deal with South African customs, because we’ll do this for you.

Each customer is assigned their own personal account manager who oversees all customs-related requirements so that no hassle or stress comes your way.

What items are prohibited and restricted in South Africa?

The following items are just a few of the main goods that are prohibited from delivery:

  • vegetables
  • firewood
  • honey
  • animal wool and hair
  • video recorders
  • guns

For the full list and further information on customs in South Africa, please head over to their official website.

How to label your parcels to South Africa

Knowing how to correctly label your parcel address to South Africa is essential for accurate delivery. Below, we have outlined the correct format to label your parcels for shipment to South Africa:

Addressing your parcels to Cyprus:

First and last name (or company name)
Box number

See below for our example put into action for a recipient in Cyprus:

Ivan Mazikeen
P.O. Box 2947
South Africa

We can help label your parcels to South Africa and we also offer unsorted parcel solutions if this is something you require. Get in touch for more information. 

Why choose us to deliver parcels to South Africa?

Packets and Parcels

Exclusive deals for eCommerce businesses

We offer a range of fantastic services and benefits for those in the eCommerce business. From swift three-day delivery with sorted and unsorted options available to being assigned your own personal account manager to oversee your mailing operations and provide on-hand support across peak times. We’ll take care of every aspect regarding your eCommerce business so that you’re able to focus on running your business efficiently. 

Take a look at our eCommerce page for more information. 


Bespoke tracking around the clock

We’ve created our own app to help customers view their parcels as they travel from the UK to South Africa. Our app is free to download and very easy to use. Simply enter your tracking number and our app will tell you the whereabouts of your parcel(s).

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We’re price-competitive

One of the major benefits of partnering with The Delivery Group is our consistent, great prices. With parcel delivery to South Africa starting at around £15, we’re confident you won’t find a better deal elsewhere. If you are quoted less, let us know and we’ll match it and beat it in terms of quality and service.

You’re assigned a personal account manager

Having your own account manager to handle your parcel deliveries to South Africa means your time isn’t taken up with customs dealings, billing information and generally overseeing your orders to South Africa. Not only that, but should you ever require support or advice on your orders, they will be on-hand to help. This also covers Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays, where delivery companies are busiest. 

Fast delivery at no compromise of quality

Speed is one of the most important factors to address in any delivery company, which is why we’ve spent time developing positive relationships with couriers including the Royal Mail to ensure swift and secure delivery. Choose from either our express delivery or our time-specific services to get the best ROI for your business. Simply provide us with some basic information (volume of parcels, weight, delivery speed) and we’ll provide a bespoke quote.

Bo-Kaap, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, South Africa

Save money and time by sending parcels to South Africa

Through us, we can help you save money and time on delivering parcels to South Africa. Everything is taken care of to ensure you’re able to focus on the more important aspects of your business. Get in touch with our team with your parcel requirements to South Africa and we’ll find the best prices and fastest speeds for you.


What are South Africa’s main exports?

South Africa’s main export include:

  • Corn
  • Fruits
  • Diamonds
  • Metals
  • Wool
  • Sugar
  • Machinery

Machinery and transport equipment are responsible for around ⅓ of their core exports.

Is it expensive to send parcels to South Africa?

Not with The Delivery Group. Due to the vast distance between the UK and South Africa, it’s assumed that sending parcels to South Africa is an expensive venture, but with prices starting at £16, we know we can provide the best prices for your business.

To receive a free, bespoke quote, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today.

How long does it take to send an item to South Africa?

We are able to send parcels to South Africa within three days using our express delivery service. Should you require a time-specific solution, please get in touch with our team to learn more about your alternative options.

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