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Send a Parcel To South Africa Fast - DHL Courier Delivery

Located 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 a year, DHL South Africa ships millions of 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!

National Holidays 2024*
  • 1 January, Monday - New Year's Day
  • 21 March, Thursday - Human Rights Day
  • 29 March, Friday - Good Friday
  • 1 April, Monday - Easter Monday / Family Day
  • 27 April, Saturday - Freedom Day
  • 1 May, Wednesday - Workers' Day
  • 16 June, Sunday - Youth Day
  • 17 June, Monday - Youth Day Holiday
  • 9 August, Friday - National Women's Day
  • 24 September, Tuesday - Heritage Day
  • 16 December, Monday - Day of Reconciliation
  • 25 December, Wednesday - Christmas Day
  • 26 December, Thursday - Day of Goodwill
* Public holidays in South Africa may affect our estimated transit times.

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DHL Express online tracking is the fastest way to find out where your parcel is.

Tracking number not 10 digits? Track your shipment on the DHL eCommerce UK (formerly DHL Parcel UK) website! 

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

We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please call us on

0844 248 0828**

Our opening hours are 07:30 - 20:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 - 14:00 on Saturday.

** Calls to DHL Express UK phone numbers beginning ‘084’ cost 7 pence per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.