Shipping to South Africa

Our international shipping services for South Africa

When you partner with us to send cargo to South Africa, we’ll provide you with a personal account manager to oversee all your delivery operations. You’ll soon see your items delivered in a fast, secure manner that offers you the best shipping costs for your budget. 

We’re also on hand to help you select the ideal carrier, including from among prestigious firms such as Royal Mail.

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Some of the companies we work with

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Royal London

Our experience is that they are a company that delivers on their promises. They work hard to understand our priorities, are flexible and supportive and I’d have no hesitation in recommending them.

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With the ability to open up the network and provide full visibility of the mailing pipeline along with meaningful management information provision tailored to our needs consistently confirm why we chose them as our postal partner of choice.



The Delivery Group has been a loyal and long-standing service partner to Latcham for many years. We have developed and expanded our use of services from Downstream Access Mail services to now include E-comm and Pallet services. We have engagement at a strategic board level as well as highly responsive Account Management that enables us to work in partnership with them – Business Manager


As a major UK Retailer and online Brand our Marketing activity is reliant upon Direct Mail being consistently delivered to consumers in-line with our schedule. The Delivery Group have worked proactively with us for many years to ensure that this is achieved and helps to maximise the effectiveness of our Direct Marketing activity.

British Gas

British Gas

The Delivery Group are a critical part of our supply chain through their provision of services for both time sensitive Direct Mail and critical Transactional Mall communications. We have worked together for many years and benefit from a strong working relationship.– Senior Account Manager.



As a Mail Order company, we rely upon working with a delivery partner that provides a flexible and reliable service delivery operation and an Account Management team that understands and reacts to the needs of our business. We enjoy the experience of working with The Delivery Group.– Head of Logistics

Central Mailing Services

Central Mailing Services

During a recent review of suppliers within the Downstream Access Marketplace, Central Mailing Services identified The Delivery Group as our preferred partner. They provide a proactive and flexible approach that meets the needs of our dynamic and customer-focused culture. – Director



The Delivery Group are responsive to the changing requirements of our fast-paced E-commerce fulfilment business. They work with us to accommodate our needs and provide a punctual and reliable collection and delivery services.– Business Owner

Hub Europe

Hub Europe

The E-commerce fulfilment services provided by The Delivery Group provide a reliable and cost-effective solution for our business. The services are easy to use and are provided through a flexible approach to daily collections and professional Account Management.– CEO Hub Europe Ltd

Shipping to South Africa from the UK

Here at The Delivery Group, our team is waiting to carry out quick, efficient shipping to South Africa from the UK. With a population of around 55.1 million people, the country is an excellent choice if you’re planning on sending goods abroad in order to expand your business online. We’ll be ready to help you do this, too, by sending your packages and parcels safely and securely to their intended destinations.

With our help, you will also be able to take advantage of a range of benefits that can be used during the shipping process. Whether you need express delivery options, or round-the-clock support from our staff, we can provide it. Contact us today in order to learn more about our work, or to see the best shipping rates for your items if you’re ready to send them to Cape Town, Durban or Johannesburg.

Our International Delivery Services

We have a team of fully committed and highly skilled international couriers ready to pick up your parcels and carry out fast deliveries, no matter where you’re based in the UK and no matter where your recipient is based in South Africa. Every door-to-door delivery will be completed at a time which suits you. This can be done because you’ll get to choose your own delivery speed, and we’ll offer you the cheapest rate in return, in order to get the best ROI.

Some of the most popular locations we ship to in South Africa include: Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Polokwane and Mthatha.

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Why choose The Delivery Group for your courier services?

By choosing us to ship cargo to South Africa, you’ll be gaining a number of beneficial features and unique advantages that you wouldn’t discover if you’d only visited other delivery companies:

Express, time-specific deliveries

You’ll naturally want to find a service that can offer you fast, reliable shipping services that see all packages delivered on the date you’ve specified. You may need a cargo shipment in South Africa by a certain date, for instance, or you may want to ensure that a package containing important documents was securely handed over to the right person. No matter the reason you’ve chosen our service, we’ll provide the swift, safe shipping solution you need. Our express delivery option can have your package wrapped up and sent anywhere in South Africa, from Cape Town to Johannesburg, in as little as 3-4 working days.

We are also able to offer our customers time-specific collections and deliveries. So, if you intend to send a parcel from London and need it to arrive in Durban by a certain date, we can arrange this. All you’ll have to do is provide us with the correct address for your recipient, the delivery and transit times, and the speed. Our team will handle everything from there.

Personal account managers

We understand that you’ll be focused on running your business and may need a helping hand with shipping operations. We’ll work as closely as possible with you throughout the process of shipping your goods anywhere in the world, including to any location in South Africa. This will include assigning you a personal account manager. 

This expert team member will be the person you talk to whenever you have a question that needs answering, you need to find the cheapest shipping costs for your goods, or if you need to change the delivery date for an order. They’ll also be able to help you cancel orders where necessary, and deal with billing, customs and documentation.

Our account managers will help you to navigate your way through door-to-door international shipping, even on the busiest days of the year. These days include Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

An app for tracking parcels

You may worry about your goods while they are in transit, and only feel relieved once you know they’ve arrived safely at their intended destination. To help keep this feeling of worry at bay, it’s vital to have a method of tracking your items. The ability to monitor deliveries also determines the success of any couriers or delivery companies chosen. This is why we have created a free, downloadable app for our customers to use when they’re planning on shipping to South Africa.

Each set of items you’re planning on sending off will be given a tracking number. You can then put the number into our app and it will give you an update on the location of your goods. If you would prefer to speak to a member of staff about your shipment, you can also contact our head office in London.

You can find our app to download on either the Google Play Store or the iOS App Store.

Streamlined services for eCommerce

If your focus is on saving money for your business by finding the cheapest shipping costs, our parcel delivery service is ideal for you. We’ll help you to find the cheap quote that suits your budget, while ensuring that the work is carried out to the highest standards. We will also work with you to make sure that all packages and parcels are secured as they should be, before being sent out. No matter if you need to carry out regular shipping to South Africa, or will only be sending a few items sporadically, this is how our services will be conducted.

We are also proud to be a price-competitive firm, so if you have been offered cheap prices from other companies or have found an offer online, we will be more than happy to match it. We’ll look for reduced shipping costs and offer these prices wherever we can, while never compromising on the quality of service. To find out more about this, please see our page on eCommerce.

Clients we work with

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How much does it cost to send cargo to South Africa?

Here at The Delivery Group, we strive to offer our customers the cheap shipping costs that suit their budget, while ensuring they’re receiving the best services possible for shipping goods to South Africa. Every shipment will also be priced individually. So, no matter if you need a large supply of parcels sent door-to-door, or have just a couple of small packages containing personal items, you can rest assured that the bespoke quote you receive will be exactly suited to your shipment.

Everything you’re planning on sending will be priced based on weight, size and volume, with the cheapest options for shipping starting at around £15. However, this price may go up to £50 or more, depending on the factors we’ve mentioned.

Ship freight to South Africa today

We aim to offer our customers a quick, efficient door-to-door delivery service that ensures all parcels and packages are sent to their recipient exactly on time. To make the most of our courier services, all you will need to do is provide us with the right address, some information on your budget and any particular dates that you would like the items to arrive.

If you’d like to find out how much it will cost for you to send cargo to South Africa, get in touch with us today. We’ll work with you to find the best price for your shipment in return.

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Addressing parcels to South Africa

When shipping to South Africa, it’s important to ensure you’re using the correct address formatting. While South African addresses are similar to here in the UK, you should also remember to write in the recipient’s suburb and province.

The formatting for a South African address should be as follows:

The name of the recipient

The house or flat number and street name

The suburb

The province

The postcode

The country

In practice, this should appear as:

Mrs Amahle Nkosi

57 Hugo Street

Richmond Estate




Will I need to deal with customs in South Africa?

Ordinarily, you would need to deal with customs clearance when shipping to South Africa to the UK. However, when you partner with us to send goods, we will take care of this step for you.

Are there any restrictions or prohibited items I cannot send?

When shipping to South Africa, you should be aware that there are a number of prohibitions and restrictions on different items. Prohibited and restricted items include:

  • Items containing liquids
  • Electronics or other items containing lithium batteries
  • Narcotics or paraphernalia relating to their use
  • Weapons, explosives or fireworks
  • Poison and other toxic substances
  • Cigarettes and cigarillos
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Unlawful reproductions of work subject to copyright
  • Prison-made or penitentiary-made goods

This is just a short list of items you cannot send, or may find restrictions on sending, to South Africa. To find out more, please consult the South African Post website.


You may be able to send some small electronics to South Africa via postage, though this may be subject to guidelines set by the courier. You will also have to ensure that any items sent are packed safely and securely.