My very best friend hunts occasionally in Africa not too far from S. Africa and he tells horror stories about getting things from the US to there. I am new to the forum, not particularly experienced as a woodworker, though I have worked with wood since I was in grade school with not a lot of big machines to help me do my work. I have an eye for form, though and with a small set of tools I have managed to satisfy my needs over the years. Hope you get this all sorted out because a tool like a router is one of the most versatile and useful tools you can have. A real time saver.
All the best