Global shipping to South Africa

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Johannesburg - Cape Town - eThekwini - Ekurhuleni - Tshwane - Nelson Mandela Bay Metro - Mangaung - Buffalo City - Emfuleni - Msunduzi

Household Goods

We ship all types of household goods worldwide including furniture and electronics.

Commercial Goods

Whether it be one off items or large scale shipping requirements, we have a solution for you.

Single Boxes

We deliver single boxes as well as large scale shipping which is perfect for sending one off items.

Palleted Goods

Our logistics solutions service worldwide shipping for palleted goods of all shapes and sizes.

International Shipping to South Africa

We have lots of different shipping services to choose from when you are shipping to South Africa with Shipping.co

Moving to South Africa can be a stressful time, which is why we give all of our removals to South Africa customers their own removals coordinator who will manage the move and be on hand to answer any questions. 

Shipping to South Africa Services

  • Shipping “Boxes Only” Service
  • Part Load (Not a full shipping container)
  • Dedicated Shipping Container (20ft or 40ft)
  • UK Packing Service
  • Part Pack – (Just fragile items)
  • Export Wrap
  • Crate Building (Artwork, Fragile Items)
  • Shipping Cars, Motorbikes, Boats
  • Pets

Export Wrapping
When wrapping and packing the items you are shipping to South Africa, make sure that you wrap and pack them as securely as possible to avoid any damages. Our professional wrapping and packing team will wrap and pack your items using the best shipping materials to ensure your goods arrive in one piece. 

Why choose shipping.co ?

We are committed to providing excellent customer service and satisfaction . We strive to continue being one of the leading customer focused removal companies in the UK. 

Pre Payment Guarantee

Payments for removals are normally required 7 days prior to collection this is in line with BAR terms and conditions.
For your added security all pre payments that are made to Shipping.co for international removals are covered by the International Movers Mutual Insurance Company pre payment guarantee scheme. 

Not completely satisfied

It is extremely unlikely that anything will go wrong with your removal . However if you feel a complaint is necessary we have our own internal complaints procedure and we must also adhere to the BAR strict code of conduct . This code of conduct ensures that we must always ensure our customers best interests are our priority. We will handle all complaints fairly , in the event that your complaint is not resolved you are able to go directly to BAR and you will be advised further how to take further action.
As long as you have completed and provided us with the relevant documentaiton, our agents will clear customs on your behalf. 

Price Promise
For unbeatable price choose Shipping.co. We are so confident in our pricing that if you can find another professional shipping company that will match our quote like for like, and be cheaper, we will in most cases beat it.

If you have completed and given us the correct documentation, we can clear your shipment through customs. 

South Africa

Currency: South African Rand


South Africa has three capital cities, Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Pretoria.The largest city in South Africa is Johannesburg. Other major cities include Soweto and Durban.South Africa has 11 official languages, including Zulu, Afrikaans, Xhosa and English.South Africa has the largest economy of any African country
Interestingly, the first human heart transplant was performed in a Cape Town hospital in 1967.

We appreciate that moving your treasured belongings to the other side of the world can be an extremely daunting prospect. This is the reason that all our move managers are fully trained on dealing and quoting your enquiry to suit your individual needs . Whether you are planning a short term move on a temporary contract or a lifelong emigration.

There is no minimum or maximum volume, so whether its just a few boxes of personal items or your complete house we are always here to help and advice accordingly

Smaller consignments will be sent as a part / shared load. With a part load you are sharing part of a large shipping container with other customers and pay only for the space you require. please see picture below . All your items will be kept separately and inventoried.

Our UK collection crew will collect the consignment and it will be brought back to our main warehouse and be loaded on the next container. Part load collections can take anything from half an hour to a few hours depending your volume and packing requirements. We do advise that you try and keep a full day clear for your removal in the event of any unexpected delays.

Larger moves e.g., full house may require a sole use container. This is a container to be used exclusively with your goods. If there are no access restrictions the crew will load the container at your residence over a 2-4 day period depending on the size of your required container .

The moving process is relatively simple, honest!


The first stage involves working out the volume of your removal, packing requests, any special requirements i.e. pianos , high end pieces .

There are several ways we can do this over the telephone ,by email and for larger consignments we can send out our home surveyor so that you can discuss everything face to face.

When it comes to packing for an international removal we recommend that our highly trained crew carry this out . Thus Giving you complete piece of mind . Furniture will be export wrapped and any high end/ fragile items can be crated and remember we only use the highest standard of packing materials . If you have any concerns about certain pieces or unusual items eg piano to be shipped please mention this with your move manager.

Customs Requirements varies slightly for each country please see below what is required to ship goods to South Africa

  • Copy passport – Just main page with photo and your details
  • Residence Permit
  • Work Permit
  • Inventory of goods – Our crew will do this if you choose to have a packing service. If you are packing boxes yourself please keep a list of the contents example:
    • Box 1 – Paperwork , books
    • Box 2 – Ladies Clothing
    • Box 3 – Kitchen pots and pans
  • If you are a returning residents to South Africa a certified “Returning Resident Affidavit” is required


All the required paperwork and documents will be sent out to you by our bookings team once you have booked in.Sometimes these forms can seem a litte intimidating so please contact your move specialist who will be able to advise further and help you complete them.

Shipping transit times on water


Below are approximate number of days that your goods are at sea.
On top of the times below please allow 7-14 days for your goods to be custom cleared and delivered out to your South African residence

Cape Town: 16-19 days
Johannesburg: 27 days

Should you require storage in the Uk or South Africa your move manager will be happy to advise you further 

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