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South Africa Mailing Address Formats and Other International Mailing Information

for mailing letters or packages to or from South Africa,
such as postal rates to (or from) South Africa, finding South African addresses, South African postcodes, etc.

When mailing an envelope or postcard, leave at least the bottom 16 millimeters (5/8 inch) blank on both front and back. (The postal service's reading and sorting machines might need this space to print bar codes on your mail.)

Address Format Examples

Some contact addresses for departments or services of the South African Post Office
   Customer Services
   497 Jacob Mare Street
   South Africa
A "Private Bag" is for large customers who receive very large volumes of mail.
   Philatelic Services
   Private Bag X505
   South Africa
from the UPU:
   Mr. J. Public
   1234 Church Street

   The Senior General Manager
   Postal Business
   SA Post Office
   P.O. Box 10 000
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Postcode Search (find South Africa postcodes / postal codes = 'South African zip codes')

"Post Code Finder"
Provided by the South African Post Office.

Miscellaneous Information

South African Post Office website.

"What is an Address in South Africa?" by Serena Coetzee and Antony K. Cooper
Interesting article for people who want to know a lot about South African address types.

Not really focused on formatting for mailing, however.

Some key points:

  • What are all the types of addresses found in South Africa? Which types are useful for which purposes?
  • As of the article's date, South Africa has no official address register.
  • Trying to cope with the ambiguities resulting from the above.

Postal Rates to or from South Africa

Postage calculators and tables showing how much postage you need to mail or ship to and/or from South Africa are at the International Postal Rates Page.

Finding Out Addresses (such as addresses in South Africa / South Africa address search)

See Finding An International Address / Address Search.

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