Sending Parcels to South Africa with a Specialist Shipping Company
Do you have goods to send to South Africa from the UK but you are not sure how to do so? Anglo Pacific’s unmatched services for shipping goods to South Africa allow you to send items overseas using a specialist moving team who you can trust with your possessions. Our services are suitable if you are moving abroad, returning home or even hoping to send a surprise to a relative across the pond.
Since we began sending goods to South Africa in 1978, we have perfected our shipping solutions and taken our services online to ensure that our customers receive a handy service when shipping personal effects to South Africa.
We have evolved into one of the UK’s front-runners for exporting goods to South Africa and with an average of 20,000 consignments sent every year, it’s safe to say we know what we’re doing!
Make Use of Our All-Inclusive South Africa Shipping Service
We designed our process for sending packages to South Africa with the ease of our customers in mind, allowing you to ship goods overseas with very little effort. After you request an online quote or remote video survey, the hard graft is left to us and a talented move coordinator will manage your shipment from the beginning.
Our complete service for sending items to South Africa includes:
- A move coordinator to fully plan and manage shipping goods to South Africa from the UK
- Pre-approved moving boxes, tea cartons and packing materials to protect your items
- Professional teams to wrap and pack your moving boxes if you prefer
- Goods are taken for loading onto shipping container or air freight plane to send to South Africa
- Ship goods to South Africa via the agreed method of transportation
- We organise South Africa customs clearances and assist with any documentation
- Delivery of your packages to your desired home, office or hotel address in South Africa
Why Choose Anglo Pacific for Exporting Goods to South Africa
Make Your Journey to South Africa Simple
Hauling multiple suitcases and boxes onto a flight to South Africa is an unnecessary inconvenience. Luggage is often heavy and awkward to carry, plus it means having to wait in long baggage drop-off queues or luggage carousels. Shipping goods to South Africa from the UK means eradicating stress, time-wasting and frustration!
Reduce Costs of Shipping Goods to South Africa
Airlines charge per kilogram for extra luggage and the fee is usually excessive; therefore, sending items to South Africa this way can cost hundreds of pounds. Anglo Pacific provides an economical solution for shipping personal effects to South Africa.
Need to Send Items to South Africa Urgently? We Can Help!
Whether your priority is to save money or save time when sending goods to South Africa, our access to road, sea and air freight carriers mean we can accommodate either. If you need to send goods to South Africa urgently, enquire about our air freight services today.
Worldwide Accredited Goods Shipping Company
We are accredited by a number of organisations for our services for shipping goods to South Africa from the UK. We are members of the British Association of Removers (BAR), a FIDI Accredited International Mover and most importantly, bound by the BAR Advance Payment Guarantee Scheme for your financial security.
Your possibilities are boundless when sending stuff to South Africa with Anglo Pacific. Whether you are shipping household goods to South Africa, personal or office items, sports equipment, musical instruments or technology, we have the capacity to ship goods in all forms to South Africa.
Items that customers commonly ship when sending goods to South Africa from the UK are:
- Suitcases of extra clothing, accessories and shoes
- Toiletries, make-up and jewellery
- Work tools, computers, televisions
- Golf clubs, surfboards, gym equipment and bicycles
- Artwork, mirrors, lighting and pictures
- Crockery, cutlery, kitchenware and silverware
- Textiles, soft furnishings, rugs and curtains
- British snacks, food and a popular expat favourite – English tea!
South Africa has its own defined list of restricted and prohibited items that we cannot ship, or that require pre-approval. However, if South Africa allows the import, we ship it!
If you would prefer our teams to pack your goods ready for shipping, this is a service we offer, complete with a full inventory. However, we understand some customers would prefer to self-pack.
We recognise the need for your goods to be fully protected in transit to South Africa, which is why we still provide packing materials and tea cartons to our self-pack customers.
Here are some handy pointers to ensure your items reach you safely when sending goods to South Africa from the UK.
PACK YOUR GOODS IN ADVANCE
There is no such thing as being over prepared when sending a package to South Africa. The earlier you start organising your home and packing your bags, the less likely you will be to forget something vital. When possible, start packing 6 to 8 weeks prior to your move to allow time to pack room-by-room and at a steady pace.
If you declutter your belongings as you go and only pack items that you NEED or that have great sentimental value, you will make the shipping process a lot easier for yourself and also reduce the cost of shipping goods to South Africa.
WRAP YOUR FRAGILES AND PRECIOUS ITEMS
One of the most important phases of packing is wrapping your fragile goods and precious items with packing materials such as tissue paper, corrugated card, bubble wrap and packing foam to minimise the risk of harm. Examples of fragile items include artwork, glassware, china, mirrors, pictures, china, crockery etc.
USE THE ADEQUATELY SIZED MOVING BOXES
Choosing the appropriately sized moving boxes is not often thought of, but using a box that is too big or too small means an increased risk of damage. The contents of your box should have a little bit of space around them and then this space should be filled with packing foam.
LABEL ALL MOVING BOXES CLEARLY
The first benefit of labelling your moving boxes is for ease of organisation and unpacking when your goods reach your new home. It is a much quicker task if you know what rooms the boxes belong in without opening them. But you should also label self-pack boxes with your name, contact details and new address so that your goods can be easily forwarded to your on the very small chance they are misplaced.
CREATE AN INVENTORY
Creating an inventory is recommended so that you know exactly what items you are sending, what should arrive and also to easily distinguish which items – if any – are missing after exporting goods to South Africa.
PACK A BAG OF ESSENTIALS
Packing a bag of essentials or a survival kit as we like to call it, means you have easy access to items that you might immediately want after your long journey to South Africa, without the need for heading to a supermarket when you are tired.
The costs of sending goods to South Africa are always fair to your unique moving specifications. Unlike some international shipping and removal companies, we don’t charge per kilogram, we focus on three main moving factors; the number of boxes, transportation method and end destination.
The main contributor to your shipping costs is the number of boxes that you are sending and the size of these boxes. We pack your goods into the aptly sized box ready for shipping to South Africa and each of size variant of moving box has a fixed price.
Shipping method is also factored into the cost of shipping goods to South Africa. The most common and cheapest way to ship items to South Africa is via sea freight. Your boxes are loaded onto a share or sole-use shipping container; shared shipping container is the most economical option and ideal for shipments of anything less than a small home load.
If you want to send items to South Africa in a hurry, our air freight services can cater to this. The average air freight delivery time is 7 to 10 days, in contrast to sea freights average of 6 to 8 weeks. However, this speedy service comes with a higher price tag and it is commonly only utilised in emergency circumstances and only when one or two boxes are being sent.
Your shipping coordinator will provide you with a full breakdown of the costings before you agree to our services. This is to make sure you are happy with the quote first and foremost, but also so you are able to see exactly where your money is going when shipping packages to South Africa.
We have purpose-designed tea cartons and moving boxes for shipping goods from the UK to South Africa. Our boxes are made in various shapes and dimensions to accommodate any loads. If you need small or large moving boxes, flat, cubed or long, there is a shipping box or tea carton to home your items!
To get your online quote for shipping household goods to South Africa, book a remote video survey today and one of our experts will assess your consignment and provide you with a no-obligation quote, online.
- Book a remote video survey
- Show us your items
- Get your quote