It’s parcel silly season

The SA Post Office says customers who wish to mail Christmas parcels to other countries should do so as soon as possible.

In particular, customers who use sea and surface mail to send their Christmas gifts, should do so soon. This will ensure that the parcels reach their destinations in time for Christmas.
South Africa currently has very little delay with items leaving the country, but these parcels have to go through time-consuming clearance procedures in the country of destination.
Air mail parcels should be posted no later than Sunday December 1.   
Items meant for countries bordering South Africa – Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Eswatini, should be posted no later than Sunday December 8.
Only air mail is available to all other countries in Africa. These items must be posted by Sunday December 1.