The quick answer to this question is it depends.
You’ll find that not every product sold by Ikea can be shipped abroad to South Africa.
You needn’t worry about this, though, as there is a way around the restrictions. A solution has been found to order anything from Ikea and ship it to South Africa. Plus, it’s not expensive at all.
How to Get Items from Ikea USA Delivered to South Africa
To have any item delivered overseas from the Ikea USA, you’ll need a physical address based in the United States.
This address is what you’ll use to receive packages from Ikea.
I’m sure you’re asking how you even get a physical US address if you don’t live there or even have friends or relatives in the US.
Thankfully there are companies called Freight Forwarders that can give you a US address to use. These companies are based in the USA and will assist you in shipping your items internationally.
Once you sign up with one, you’ll be given a US address. You can use this address when ordering any goods or services from American companies.
MyUS.com is our favorite Freight Forwarding service as they will ship to all cities located in South Africa. That includes these cities:
Gauteng, North-West, Mpumalanga, Orange Free State, Northern Cape, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape.
One reason why they’re so good is that they’re cheap. That’s because they don’t charge extra taxes. Plus, they provide a very reliable service.
We’ve worked alongside them for a while now and have shipped lots of items through them.
You can buy any product from Ikea, or any other US-based store for that matter, and have it shipped to your MyUS.com US-based address.
MyUS.com will then receive your packages on your behalf. Once you’re ready, you can request that they be shipped on to you in South Africa.
In addition to that, MyUS can consolidate multiple orders into one large package before sending them out to you in South Africa.
By using their service, you can order from the US as if you were really there!