Please note the following important information.
South African Customers
1) When will I get my order? Please see our shipping and processing times below.
SAME DAY DISPATCH DOES NOT APPLY AND ORDERS MAY TAKE UP TO 3 WORKING DAYS TO BE DISPATCHED.
2) How will my order be delivered ? Delivery via our appointed courier at a flat shipping rate to your physical address. We do not ordinarily send to a postal address as we do not like to use the South African Post Office for shipping due to serious reliability issues. Should you leave a PO Box, Postnet Suite or P Bag address on your order as your shipping address, we will email you reminding you that we recommend delivering to a physical address with the couriers. If we do not hear back from you within 24hrs in order that your order isnt delayed it will be shipped via the post office to the PO Box, Postnet Suite or Pbag address that you left. It must be noted that as per the terms of purchase on our site that should the parcel be delayed / go missing with the postal service that we cannot accept any liability or enter into any correspondence regarding this.
3) What happens if my parcel is damaged or lost? If your parcel is sent with our couriers and goes missing or is damaged it will be replaced at our cost after an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the missing or damaged parcel are established. If your parcel is sent via the Post office it is deemed that you have accepted full liability for the parcel once we have mailed it and issued you with a tracking number.
4) Does your courier deliver to my area? The couriers we use cover 95% of South Africa. In the highly unlikely event that our couriers do not deliver to your area we will advise you of the options for an alternate delivery method which will include Speed Services or Postnet Courier.
5) What happens if the courier doesn't deliver to my area? If the courier doesn’t deliver to your area we will ship the order via Postnet Courier delivered to your nearest Postnet or via the SA Post office Parcel Mail delivered to your nearest post office.
6) I live on a farm or plot, will your courier deliver to me? No, the couriers will not deliver to a farm or plot. You will need to provide us with an address in town for delivery to be effected.
7) Can you post my order? We prefer not to use the post office as they are unreliable. We will only send via the post office if the buyer accepts full liability for the arrival of the parcel. What that means is we will post it and give you a tracking number. Thereafter we are not responsible for the arrival of the parcel, nor can we enter into any correspondence relating to the arrival of the parcel. If for whatever reason the parcel doesn’t arrive or is late we will accept no liability for this.
8) Will the couriers call before delivery? No, the couriers don’t ordinarily call before delivery. If you have left a cellphone number on your order, you will receive an sms notification in the morning of the day of delivery.
9) What happens if Im not at home / unavailable at the delivery address when the courier attempts delivery? The couriers will attempt to deliver a second time. If they are still unable to effect delivery they will contact you to see if an arrangement can be made for delivery.
10) I only have a P.O Box, Postnet or Pbag address. We will email you suggesting that your parcel is sent with our couriers to a physical address. If we do not hear back from you within 24hrs in order that your order isnt delayed it will be shipped via the post office to the PO Box or Pbag address that you left. It must be noted that as per the terms of purchase on our site that should the parcel be delayed / go missing with the postal service that we cannot accept any liability or enter into any correspondence regarding this.
11) I left an incorrect delivery address n the order. Now what? Leaving an incorrect shipping address or will cause delays in the dispatch and delivery of your order. If your order has already been dispatched it will cause delays in the arrival of the parcel as we will have to notify the couriers of the new delivery address.
12) I have paid for my order, when is it being sent? I have paid for my order, when is it being sent? Orders paid at checkout will be sent out as per our shipping and processing time table above. Orders that are not paid at checkout will be dispatched within 2 working days of receipt of a cleared payment (ie: the funds reflecting in our FNB account).
13) Why is the weight on the invoice different from the actual weight of my order? Why is the weight on the invoice different from the actual weight of my order? Our courier companies charge on the greater of volumetric weight or actual weight. Whilst some products may be light they are bulky and are therefore charged on a volumetric weight. The weight indicated on the invoice is the greater of volumetric weight or actual weight. Volumetric weight is calculated using the following formula : length*width*height/5000. For a volumetric weight calculator please click here to be directed to Dawn Wing's website.
14) Why is my order taking longer to process? Extra-ordinary orders may take longer to process (2 to 3 days). An extra ordinary order is an order that comprises more than 40 items in it or an order comprising of more than 10 items of the same type. Please note that if selecting the express courier option that if your order comprises of more than 40 items in it or contains more than 10 items of the same type that it may not be dispatched the same day.
15) I want to collect my order ? Fully paid orders can be collected from Seeds for Africa Offices in Cape Town. Please see this page for full details. Please remember to use the postal code 5555 at checkout to enable this option.
17) What is the cost of shipping? Please see our rate table below.
18) Carriers. We have partnered with uAfrica the National leader in online logistics and last mile delivery solutions. uAfrica has partnered with South Africa's leading couriers :
Dawn Wing Couriers - A division of DPD Laser and ultimately owned by La Poste Group (France).
The Courier Guy - The fastest growing courier company in South Africa with a reputation for reliability and integrity.
CourierIt SA - Operate a Natiownide distribution network.
MDS Collivery - An innovative courier who offers extensive coverage throughout South Africa with a reputation for exceptional service.
Internet Express - With a national footprint the cornerstone of the business is service.
In addition to the uAfrica offering for our customers convenience we offer collect solutions via Postnet - Part of the Aramex Group with a nationwide network of over 390 stores. This is a collection service where parcels are sent for you to collect from your chosen branch.
South African Post Office (SAPO) - This shipping option is not available at checkout and is on request only. SAPO are not recommended as they have a track record of inefficient and unreliable delivery. We will only ship via the Post office if customers accept full liability for the parcel meaning that once we’ve given you a tracking number we accept no further liability for the arrival of the parcel.
We regrettably are not able to ship orders outside of South Africa.
1) South African orders are packed with bubble wrap and then boxed for maximum protection.
UA tracking numbers are for South African orders shipped with one of uAfrica's courier partners and can be tracked by entering your order number at this link - https://www.seedsforafrica.co.za/a/track/
PP & PN tracking numbers are for South African orders delivered by Postnet. Delivery will be to your Postnet - http://postnet.co.za/parceltracker
PE tracking numbers are for South African orders delivered by the SA Post Office Parcel Mail. Delivery will be to your Post Office - https://www.postoffice.co.za/Contactus/trackandtracedomestic.html