Parcel Delivery to South Africa
Welcome to parcel delivery to South Africa from Parcel2ship.co.uk. We have delivery options from DHL and Parcelforce and can deliver parcels up to 49Kg in weight. Use our "Quick Quote" option below to find the best delivery service for your parcel.
When you send a parcel to South Africa, we will arrange for it to be collected from your UK address and will courier it to mainland South Africa including all major cities such as Alberton, Benoni, Cape Town, Carltonville, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Klerksdorp, Krugersdorp, Mhluzi, Midrand, Msunduzi, Newcastle, Paarl, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria and Soweto.
Customs documentation has to be prepared for deliveries to South Africa. Click here for template customs documents.
Placed at the southern tip of Africa, the Republic of South Africa is considered to be one of the most progressive countries on the African continent. It holds three capital cities that are also some of the most exciting places on the planet. Its most famous city Cape Town is the legislative seat of power whereas Pretoria and Bloemfontein make the administrative and judicial center of the country. Shipping to South Africa, particularly these cosmopolitan cites can be efficiently undertaken as they are well- connected to other parts of the world.
In the political sphere, Africa has bridged relations with its neighbouring countries and beyond. Aside from being one of the founders of the African Union, it is an active member of the United Nations as well as the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Like the United Kingdom, South Africa is involved in the Commonwealth of Nations, World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, G20 and G8+ 5. These political ties assist parcel delivery to South Africa as they reduce legal and official hurdles between the nations.
These economic and social developments belie South Africa's complicated history. After the entry of the Dutch East India Company in 1652, the country gradually fell under the British rule that has detrimental effects on the country as a whole. In 1961, South Africa achieved its independence from the British. Unfortunately, harmful practices from the colonial era lingered as the government made no stringent attempts to abolish racial segregation. Thanks to the efforts of anti-apartheid activists and after three decade of freedom struggle, these discriminatory laws were put to bed. In 1999, African National Congress party leader Nelson Mandela made the President of South Africa in the nation's first fully representative election. Today, South Africa maintains good relations with the United Kingdom, the latter being an important trade partner. Additionally, parcel delivery to South Africa is on the rise with a number of British holiday makers choosing the scenic Garden Route and other attractions of South Africa.
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