Shipping to South Africa
Shipping from the USA to South Africa is quick, easy and affordable with Parcel Monkey. Whether you’re shipping to a family member living in Cape Town or a retail customer in Johannesburg, we can help you find the best way to ship to South Africa and book a discounted service with one of our reputable shipping partners.
Find the best way to ship to South Africa
The best way to ship to South Africa will depend on how quickly you want your package to arrive and how much you want to pay. However, when you send a package to South Africa from the USA with Parcel Monkey, we will provide you with a choice of express and economy courier services so you can select the one that best suits your needs.
Shipping cost to South Africa
Shipping costs to South Africa are calculated by the size and weight of your package, so the best way to find a shipping cost to South Africa is to use our shipping calculator. Simply enter the weight and dimensions of your package and we’ll provide you with instant quotes, ranging from the cheapest way to ship to South Africa to the quickest.
Courier services to South Africa
Here are some examples of the discounted South Africa shipping services you can book with Parcel Monkey:
Economy shipping to South Africa
DHL eCommerce – This is the cheapest way to ship from the US to South Africa, with a delivery time of 11 to 22 business days.
Expedited shipping to South Africa
International Priority Drop Off – With a delivery time of just 1-3 business days, this service is our most competitively priced express delivery service and offers excellent value for money when shipping boxes to South Africa from the US. Drop off your package at your local FedEx drop off location and track it online through to delivery.
Shipping to South Africa USPS
Using our shipping calculator you'll be able to benefit from our discounted rates with USPS and avoid the queues at the Post Office. Simply print and attach your shipping labels at home, then drop off your package at your local USPS Post Office.
Take note of the important Customs Information when shipping to South Africa
Standard regulations for shipping to South Africa mean the following information must be provided on customs documents for parcels being shipped to South Africa. A South African personal identification number is a 13-digit number containing only numeric characters, and no whitespace, punctuation, or alpha characters.
It is defined as YYMMDDSSSSCAZ:YYMMDD represents the date of birth (DoB ) SSSS is a sequence number registered with the same birth date (where females are assigned sequential numbers in the range 0000 to 4999 and males from 5000 to 9999) C is the citizenship with 0 if the person is a SA citizen, 1 if the person is a permanent resident A is 8 or 9. Prior to 1994, this number was used to indicate the holder's race Z is a checksum digit. Using ID Number 8001015009087 as an example, it would read as follows: The ID indicates that a male citizen was born on 1 January 1980; he was the 10th male to be registered (assuming that the first male to be registered on that day would be assigned the sequence number 5000).
If the recipient is not a South Africa resident, their national insurance number or alternatively their passport number will be required. Check out the Parcel Monkey customs advice before shipping to South Africa.