Parcel delivery to South Africa

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Parcel delivery to South AfricaLocated at the southern tip of Africa – the world’s second-largest continent – South Africa is one of the world’s emerging economies, and such an economy needs a first class delivery service. Need to send a parcel to South Africa? Located in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, we’ve been helping people send their important documents and parcels through our fast and secure parcel delivery service for more than 40 years. And it’s no different in South Africa.

In 2012 alone, DHL South Africa shipped over 3 million parcels meaning you can rest safe in the knowledge that your parcel will be well looked after when leaving the UK. You can even follow your parcel’s journey every step of the way with free tracking by text, phone or online. And with all parcels signed for on delivery, there’s no need to worry about it ending up in the wrong hands.

Parcel delivery to South Africa can take as little as 2 working days with DHL, so whether your package to South Africa is destined for Cape Town or Johannesburg, we’ll get it there for you in good time. Want to know how to send a parcel to South Africa? Get a quote and choose from our three simple options. It’s as easy as walk, click or call!

South Africa at a glance

South Africa map
South Africa flag

Country Facts

South Africa has three capital cities,
Cape Town (legislative), Bloemfontein (judicial) and Pretoria (administrative)

The population of South Africa is around 55.1 million

The largest city in South Africa is Johannesburg

South Africa has 11 official languages, including Zulu, Afrikaans, Xhosa and English

Drivers use the left hand side of the road in South Africa

Cave paintings have been found in South Africa that date to around 75,000 years ago

South Africa's coastline stretches over 2500 kilometres (1553 miles) in length

Since 1997, the South African national anthem has been a hybrid song combining new English lyrics with extracts of the hymn Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God Bless Africa) and Die Stem van Suid-Afrika (The Call of South Africa)

The currency in South Africa is the Rand

With 13 parties in Parliament, South Africa has a vibrant political system

National Holidays 2017*

1 January, Sunday - New Year’s Day

21 March, Tuesday - Human Rights Day

14 April, Friday - Good Friday

17 April, Monday - Family Day

27 April, Thursday - Freedom Day

1 May, Monday - Workers’ Day

16 June, Friday - Youth Day

9 August, Wednesday - National Women’s Day

24 September, Sunday - Heritage Day

16 December, Saturday - Day of Reconciliation

25 December, Monday - Christmas Day

26 December, Tuesday - Day of Goodwill

* Public holidays in Souh Africa may affect our estimated transit times.

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