South Africa produces some of the world’s finest wines so if you are a wine lover we suggest you have a box shipped to you. Both Canada and the USA have restrictions on how much can be brought in duty-free, and anything over that amount will be charged import duties.


One American liter (33.8 fl. oz.) of alcoholic beverages may be included in your returning resident personal exemption if:

  • You are at least 21 years old.
  • It is intended exclusively for your personal use and not for sale.
  • It does not violate the laws of the state in which you arrive.
  • Read this article for more details on bringing wine and spirits back into the states.


Only one of the following is allowed:

  • 5 litres (50.7 US ounces) of wine, or
  • 14 litres (38.5 US ounces) of liquor, or
  • A total of 1.14 litres (38.5 US ounces) of wine and liquor