Shipping a parcel overseas using the Post Office – 2018 Pricing

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Shipping a parcel overseas using the Post Office – 2018 Pricing

ICASA has published the latest postage rates and service fees for the South African Post Office.

The new fees will apply from 1 April 2018.

The Post Office offers a variety of postal services, including the delivery of small and large parcels to local and international destinations.

Domestic parcels

Any domestic postal item larger than 250 x 353 mm and/or thicker than 30mm and/or weighing more than 1kg is considered a parcel, said the Post Office.

Domestic parcel services are available at all post offices, and counter-to-counter deliveries are charged as follows:

  • R52.50 for the first kilogram.
  • R7.05 for each additional kilogram or part of a kilogram.
  • International parcels

    Parcel services are also available worldwide, either by airmail or surface mail.

    “These services may be accessed by posting either at post offices or by posting in street posting boxes,” said the Post Office.

    “Exchange control regulations apply equally to postal items as they do to other exports,” it added.

    International parcels are defined by their size, and are either a small parcel or a large parcel.

    Small parcel pricing

    A small parcel may not exceed 900mm when its length, width, and depth are combined.

    The greatest dimension may also not exceed 600mm, while the maximum weight of the parcel can be 2kg.

    Small Parcels
    Delivery Air Mail Surface Mail
    Area Southern Africa Rest of World Southern Africa Rest of World
    Per 100G R24.45 R43.05 R43.05 R43.05

    Large parcel pricing

    Large parcels are parcels over 2kg, with a maximum weight of up to 30kg – depending on the country it is sent to.

    Large Parcels
    Delivery Air Mail Surface Mail
    Area Rate per parcel Plus rate per 100g or part thereof Rate per parcel Plus rate per 100g or part thereof
    Botswana, Comoros, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Ascension, and St Helena R156.90 R4.80 R4.80 R1.95
    Angola, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Réunion, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe R231.40 R6.00 R231.40 R3.70
    Northern Africa and the Middle East R231.40 R21.65 R215.40 R6.00
    Europe, Russian Federation R239.40 R19.75 R226.00 R4.20
    Americas and the Caribbean R178.10 R30.85 R178.10 R6.70
    Asia Pacific and Canada R170.10 R27.50 R166.40 R4.20

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