We endevour to do our utmost to ship all orders received before 12 noon on the same day (About 85% of our orders get shipped the same day and 11% get shipped the following day!). But this may not always be possible due too high order volumes, Although we do carry a large stock holding and buy stock in on a daily and weekly basis to replenish our stock. In the event that an item is out of stock for more than 2 days we will contact you to advise you of the delay.

Order Qualification does not mean that your selected shipping method will be used, EG if the order value = R1,350.00 or more, and MDS courier overnight to door delivery to Aliwal North is selected - We will use either Fastway or SAPO Speed Services as the delivery method. Dependent on location and best speed of delivery.

Incorrect delivery options selected eg: Selecting Own collection at our premises in Somerset West, (FREE), while you actually give the shipping address at another destination - will cause the shipping to be delayed.

SAPO We have decided to discontue SAPO services due to, the Strikes resulting in extremely late deliveries to the SAPO branches. However should you wish to your order to be shipped via SAPO -please cosntact us!

Own Collection: By popular request we have re-instated "Own Collections" for clients that wish to collect their orders from our premises can do so. Should we receive orders where "own collection" is used to avoid paying shipping - these orders will have to be delayed and the client contacted -  NB: No Refunds will be accepted - Should the client no pay for the correct shipping amount.

Shipping Method Destination Order Value Order Value

Own Collection

Collect at our premises in Somerset West





Fastway Courier R65.00 (Inc.VAT)

2-3 working days

Door to Door

Major Centers Only

(As per list below)

No Rural, Small Towns or Farms

Order Value

R0 - R900


Order Value

Over R900



2-4 days to any POSTNET Depot

Collect on reciept of POSTNET - SMS

(Door to Door)

Replaces SAPO

Regional Towns

Check If your location is close to a POSTNET Depot,

Before using this option1




Flat Rate



MDS - Courier


(Door to Door)

Major Centers Only


(As per list below)

Order Value

R0 - R1350


Order Value

Over R1350



No Service

South Africa


Africa Middle, North and Neighbouring States

SAPO Postal Delivery

Middle African Countries

SAPO Rates

SAPO Postal Delivery

North African Countries

SAPO Rates

SAPO Postal Delivery

Neighbouring States

Namibia, Bostwana,

Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Fees calculated by parcel weight

Europe and USA etc.

SAPO - Shipping Calculated by Parcel Weight


POSTNET - Replaces SAPO,

POSNET has 360 depots throughout South Africa.

Parcels are shipped to the POSTNET Depot that is closest to the shipping address that you have supplied. When we ship you parcel we will send e-mail you the tracking number so you can track the progress of you parcel.

Once your Parcel is the POSTNET Depot you will receive an SMS from postnet to collect your parcel - Please bring your ID as proof of Recipient is required.

You an aslo call your local POSTNET to check whether you parcel has arrived at the Depot.

You can also check if this is a suitable shipping method for you to select and for tracking you parcel.


Courier (Door to Door) (Fully Insured by US)

Ideal for overnight fast delivery to major centers!

Orders are delivered Via MDS Collivery courier services Door to Door where possible and is destination dependent.  There are no deliveries or collections over weekends or Public holidays.

Once your order has been dispatched you will receive an e-mail from MDS Collivery advising you of the tracking (waybill) number, this number must be entered in the tracking field on MDS's home page at https://collivery.net/. Shipping terms and conditions are according to the terms and conditions as set out by MDS Collivery. Your tracking number will be send to you once your parcel has been collected.

Major Centers MDS: 

Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Gauteng, Durban, East London, George, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Nelspruit, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Richards Bay, Rustenburg, Welkom


Courier (Door to Door) 1 - 3 working days (Fully Insured by US)

Orders are delivered via Fastway Courier services Door to Door where possible and is destination dependent.  There are no deliveries or collections over weekends or Public holidays. In Areas or Towns where there is no Fastway Courier Service parcels will be shipped via SAPO, For orders from regional areas and major centre surounds, please check your town, with Fastway, we only use "Grey" and "Blue" Satchels

check at Fasway at fastway.co.za and get a Quick quote enter "Cape Town" as the from town and enter "Your town" as the destination - enter "1" for the weight. Then get the quote if the quote says satchels "blue" then then select major center if says Grey then select regional.

FASTWAY courier Regional Large Towns or Major Centers (No small towns or Farms) Door to Door 

Bloemfontein , Gauteng, Cape Town, Durban, East London, George central - not Knysna. Mossel Bay, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Nelspruit, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Richards Bay, Rustenburg, Harrismith, Vereeniging, Polokwane, Witbank, Oudshoorn, Klerksdorp, Potchefstroom, KZN - South & North Coast, Sasolburg.


Neighbouring States, Botswana, Namibia, Comoros, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania

SAPO Postal service

This shipping method is a low cost method and is shipped via the South African Post Office (SAPO),  We will e-mail you the tracking number as soon as your parcel is shipped in order for you to track the parcel's progress.  You are responsible for import duties, taxes and any other local authority charges should there be any.


We have now added speed services courier - this shipping method is an Ideal LOW COST method for regional and small towns. Wherever possible and if the service is avalable your parcel will be delivered to your door, PLEASE check with your local post office if they have this service available.

Should your parcel be un-deliverable due incorrect address or no one available to receive it and is returned to AbsoluteSkin, The re-shipment of such a parcel will be for your account.