Windhoek - Post Report Question and Answers

How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

Through embassy. I did not use the local post office services. - Jan 2021

Diplomatic pouch. - Jan 2016

We use the pouch but it takes three weeks. - Jun 2015

Windhoek is a pouch-only post, and we get mail once a week. Pouch regulations are very strict about weight, length, and height, as well as the amount of liquids you can send through. They will absolutely turn your package around if you have 16.9 oz of liquid instead of only 16. When it takes three weeks to get something through the pouch to begin with, that gets frustrating fast. - May 2013

We receive mail through the Embassy. We've also used DHL to have stuff shipped in - expensive but it works. - Jan 2013

We have access to the diplomatic pouch - the only downside is not being able to ship/buy any electronic items with lithium batteries. Electronics here are easily 2-4 times as expensive as in the U.S. and twice as expensive as in South Africa. The ouch usually takes 2-4 weeks to arrive and many folks purchase staples and U.S. snack foods via Amazon. - Jul 2012

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