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Sending a package or excess luggage between SA and DE

We understand how important it is to have a reliable courier service that you can trust to deliver your packages on time, securely and with care. That’s why we’ve asked our Facebook community, to share their experiences and recommendations on the best courier companies that can send small packages or documents between South Africa and Germany.
We also compiled a list of companies that can assist you with shipping your excess luggage or bigger packages. 

Sending a package from Germany to South Africa

My personal experience is that DHL express shipping is more expensive but it is the most reliable way of sending documents or packages to South Africa. Make sure you get a tracking number.
DHL has standard and express Shipping.
Please be aware that SARS might demand Custom or Excise duties on the items. See more on the SARS website

Sending a package from South Africa to Germany

Excess Luggage, sports equipment or larger packages

The easiest is to contact your airline and ask them about excess luggage. Do not wait until you are at the airport, it could cost much more. Most airlines have a weight limit for excess luggage. If your package or luggage exceeds this limit it can be sent via air freight. Contact the airline for more information. Here is information about the excess luggage from Lufthansa as an example.

The following companies can assist with excess luggage and larger packages:

Comparative websites

Looking to compare prices of shipping and postal services? Look no further than the options available with Jumingo and!
These platforms offer easy-to-use comparison tools, allowing you to quickly and easily see how different shipping options stack up against each other in terms of pricing, delivery times, and more. 

Competitive Rates for South Africans

Richard Wheeler is promising competitive rates to South Africans who would like to send parcels via air or larger items via sea. 

You can contact him on:

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