My daughter is going to Cape Town for 5 months from mid July to mid December as part of a gap year exchange so we are working out now what to pack etc. We figure that when the weather gets quite a bit warmer in a couple of months she will want to send home her heavier winter clothes (coat etc) so that she has more space (weight) free for any extra purchases she makes during her time in South Africa (which I am sure will be many and varied!). What sort of postage charges are there for sending a parcel home as opposed to paying excess luggage fees on the way home. What is the most secure way of getting the goods home? Any advice would be really appreciated.