Removals to South Africa

If you’re looking for a reliable international removal company to help you move to South Africa, then you’re in the right place! No matter where you are moving to, we can get your belongings to anywhere in the country – from the larger cities such as Cape Town and Durban, to the quainter, more idyllic locations like Coffee Bay and Cape St. Francis.

With over 40 years worth of experience in moving our customers to South Africa, you can trust us to provide a professional and efficient international removal service. Our team will be responsible for organising your entire move, from top to bottom, and will be on hand throughout the process, to offer you their expert advice.

As well as removals to South Africa, we also offer an import service back into the UK. So whether you are a UK citizen living out in South Africa, or a South African citizen whose dream is to move over here – we can help!

How does our international removals service to South Africa work?

  1. Get in contact  
    Our international removal service to South Africa starts with you! The best way to kickstart your move is by giving us a phoning us or by completing our ‘Get A Quote’ form on our website. That way, we can get in direct contact and start discussing your move requirements.
  2. Get your quote
    Once we have discussed your move in more detail, you’ll then need to get a quote. A survey will need to be carried out of all the goods that need to be moved to South Africa. The best way this can be done is via video survey, which is very similar to a Facetime call with one of our international specialists. Following the survey, we can then get an accurate quote out to you. You can also get a quote online on our website via our ‘Get A Quote’ engine.
  3. Get your move booked
    If you like our quotation, you will be put in contact with your personal move manager. They will ensure your move to South Africa is all booked in and will liase with our operations teams to organise the logistics. You will receive confirmation that your move has been booked.
  4. Get moving
    Move day will come round sooner than you think and before you know it we will be preparing them for their onward journey to South Africa. If you have chosen us to pack your goods, we will arrive a couple of days prior to move day to ensure your belongings remain safe and secure during transit. We will then pick up your goods and send them to the port or airport for South Africa! You will be notified by our agents in South Africa that your goods have arrived. They will work with you to organise the delivery of your goods to your new property and will confirm a fixed date with you.

Transit options to South Africa:

We can get your goods to South Africa using both sea and air freight. Both methods have their benefits and we’ll work with you to decide which method is best for your move. Air freight is the quickest way to get your goods to South Africa but may be a little more costly, but it all depends on your budget. Sea freight can take a little longer than air freight, but it is a much more cost effective way to move your goods across the world.

Our experienced team will be able to discuss these transit methods in more detail and can provide you with free quotes for both options.

Our top tips for moving to South Africa

We’ve put together some top tips for moving to South Africa from the UK. We’ve included items you can and can’t take with you in your removals to South Africa as well as all the paperwork you’ll need.

Get in touch with one of our experts for more information about your relocation.

Get your online international removals to South Africa quote
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Just because you are moving to South Africa it shouldn’t mean you have to sacrifice your personal possessions and household goods. In our many years as an established removal company to South Africa, we have mastered the art of shipping just about everything as part of our international removals to South Africa service.

South Africa, much like every country, has a list of restricted and prohibited items that you won’t be able to take with you, unfortunately. However, if South Africa allows it – we will ship it!

For a comprehensive list of items you can or cannot send as part of your removals from the UK to South Africa, get in touch with your move manager and they will be able to help.

Our international removals service to South Africa is tailored to accommodate a range of time frames and customer needs. Your goods can be sent via sea freight or air freight, although sea freight is more commonly used for large domestic removals.

When moving to South Africa, we would recommend sending your goods via sea freight as air freight is best for smaller volumes, as it is more costly. There are a number of container options you can choose from too, to ensure you get the best price for your budget. The cheapest option is to ship you goods via a shared container, but it is all dependent on the volume of goods you are moving.

If you are moving the contents of a larger property, then you may need to pay for an entire 20ft or 40ft container. You pay a flat rate for one container and can then fill it how you wish.

Your move manager will discuss all your options in further detail with you and together you will come up with a move plan tailored to your requirements.

As a committed team of international removal specialists, we always go the extra mile for our customers. Moving overseas can be a stressful undertaking to begin with, let alone with removals in tow, so our mission is to take charge of the process and make it as easy as possible for you.

We don’t like hidden catches in our South Africa removals services, so we include everything in your quote:

  • Industry-approved packing materials, tea cartons and boxes for your items
  • A team of professional packers to arrive at your home, pack your goods and create an inventory list
  • Loading of items onto our vans, shipping containers or taken for loading on freight plane
  • Sending your removal to South Africa using your chosen shipping method
  • We organise customs clearances and the completion of required documentation
  • After customs clearances, your removal is delivered to the door of your chosen destination
  • Assistance with unpacking and disposal of any packing materials

There are a number of documents you will need to ensure you have before you send your goods to South Africa, otherwise you will be unable to ship.

To import household goods into South Africa you will need:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Declaration of second hand value of goods

If you are importing a car into South Africa you will need:

  • Export permit
  • Police clearance
  • Purchase invoice

If you are importing wine into South Africa you will need:

  • Export permit
  • Detailed valued inventory

Your move manager will make you aware of these requirements and will ensure that they are all in order before your goods are sent to South Africa.

Yes – absolutely! We provide removals both to and from South Africa. Whether you are a Brit living in South Africa and are looking to return home or a South African citizen looking for a new home here in the UK, then we can help you out.

Contact us today to find out more about our South Africa to the UK removals service.

Yes you can! Check out our Car Shipping to South Africa page for all the information you need.

Why choose Anglo Pacific for your removals to South Africa?

We careThroughout their journey to South Africa, we will ensure that your household goods are taken care of to the highest degree. Our service includes professional wrapping and packing, robust removals boxes and reliable packing materials, qualified handling of consignments and clear organisation, to minimise the chance of theft, damage and loss of your personal processions.

We organise
With so much to organise and get excited about when migrating to South Africa, the logistics of sending your possessions should be the last thing on your mind. We coordinate the removals from start to finish, allowing you to focus your attention on the more fun aspect of the move.

No move is the same
We know that every move from the UK to South Africa is different. We fully tailor every individual removal to suit the specific needs of our customers, leaving them happy and satisfied each and every time.

We provide free quotesWe provide free, no-obligation quotes to all customers moving to and from South Africa. Our quotes include of all the finer moving details so that you are not shocked by any hidden costs. You can book in for a free home or video survey and a specialist team member will assess your load and provide you with fully comprehensive South African removals quote.

We are accredited We are acclaimed and accredited by a number of organisations for all of our South Africa shipping and removals services. We are members of the British Association of Removers (BAR), and can provide an Advance Payment Guarantee Scheme (APG) for your financial security. We are also a FIDI Accredited International Mover.

Everything is online!

We provide our customers with a fully functioning, easy to use, online system. You can do everything online from getting your initial quote to booking your move with us. Once your move is booked and your goods have left for their journey to South Africa, you can track your shipment online using our Shipment Tracker.

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Popular Destinations for South Africa Removals

With bases in London, Manchester and Glasgow, removals to South Africa from the UK are simple. As one of the UK’s frontrunner removal companies to South Africa, no corner of the country is off limits.
Although we deliver consignments to all areas of South Africa, some of the most popular removals destinations are:

Cape Town
Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most exquisite cities, with landscapes, attractions and beaches exceeding all expectations.
Johannesburg
Joburg is a vibrant, bustling metropolis. The largest city in South Africa is a nucleus of activity, culture and exploration.
Port Elizabeth
This city has nature at its heart, with ample opportunity to explore the outdoors and journey amongst mesmerising wildlife.
Pretoria
Pretoria is a historical city that turns into a sea of purple in October as thousands of jacaranda trees blossom.

Check out our country guides

Reviews

International removals from the UK to South Africa have never been as reliable as with Anglo Pacific. We have experience, commitment and the success to match, but don’t just take our word for it, see if our customers agree to in our removals to South Africa reviews.

Video Survey

To receive your free online removals to South Africa estimate, book your remote video survey where a specialist removals team member will assess your shipment and provide you with a no-obligation quote, online.

  • Book a remote video survey
  • Show us your items
  • Get your quote

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