Unrivaled Experts in Shipping to South Africa from the UK

Anglo Pacific is an unmatched provider of shipping to South Africa services. With over 40 years of practice under our belts, energetic staff and a reel of excellent customer reviews, it is no surprise that year after year, people turn to us for sending personal and household goods to South Africa from the UK.

If you are travelling overseas and you have packed too heavy, you want to send a gift to a friend in South Africa, or if you are emigrating and need a cheap and easy way to ship your furniture to South Africa, Anglo Pacific’s UK to South Africa shipping solutions are the answer regardless of the size of your load.

For over three decades our services have been tweaked, transformed and more recently, taken online to ensure that we provide an ethical, punctual and convenient service every time we ship to South Africa.

We send 20,000 consignments annually and many of these are shipping from the UK to South Africa. But the one thing they all have in common? They all begin with a remote video home survey. After this, you will be assigned an South Africa shipping coordinator who will steer you through the move, provide detailed quotes and draft your shipping to South Africa plan that accommodates your load, time-frame and budget.

How our shipping to South Africa service works

The thought of shipping your belongings to South Africa might be pretty daunting, however we have streamlined our process to ensure your shipment goes as smoothly as possible.

  1. Fill out our online quote form for shipping to South Africa. If you are just sending a few boxes or luggage, you can get an instant quote online for free today!
  2. If you are shipping larger items to South Africa, we will arrange for you to complete a free home video survey with one of our international shipping consultants.
  3. Following this, you’ll be assigned a personal shipping coordinator. They will assist you through the entire shipping to South Africa process and will provide an accurate quotation for your shipment. They will also draft up your South African shipping plan that accommodates your specific needs, such as your time-frame and budget.
  4. On shipment day, we will collect your items from your property in the UK and send them on their way to South Africa via your chosen transport method.
  5. Your shipping coordinator will help your consignment to pass through customs clearance and your shipment will then be delivered to your destination in South Africa

Why Choose Anglo Pacific as your UK Shipping Company to South Africa?

Have Full Reassurance

We take care of your items on their entire journey to South Africa. We start by expertly packing your possessions using strong packing materials or moving boxes, and we only allow competent staff to handle your load at all points. We also create a clear and fully organised moving plan to minimise the prospect of theft, damage and loss.

Sit Back and Relax

Moving to South Africa is an exciting time so the logistics of shipping suitcases to South Africa should be the last thing on your mind. Using Anglo as your shipping company to South Africa from the UK will free up the time to focus on the fun aspects of your move, while we coordinate your door-to-door South Africa shipping.

Our One Size DOESN’T Fit All Approach

Many UK to South Africa moving companies use a one-size-fits-all approach to make life easy for them, but we know this isn’t possible if you want to provide customers with a premium service. We tailor all moves to suit the exact requirements of our customers, always making sure they leave happy and satisfied with our shipping service.

Need your Goods in South Africa Urgently? We Can Help

Whether you want to save money or a speedy delivery, our access to sea freight and air freight vessels means we can cater to any specification. If you want your household and personal items to reach South Africa urgently, enquire about our air freight to South Africa delivery service.

Internationally Accredited Shipping and Removals Company

We are proud members of the British Association of Removers (BAR) and we are a FIDI Accredited International Mover, both for our reliable and dependable shipping to South Africa solutions. We are also bound by the BAR Advance Payment Guarantee Scheme for our customer’s financial protection.

No Hidden Costs with our No Obligation South Africa Shipping Quotes

All of our South Africa shipping quotes are free and come with no obligations. All of the minor details are included from the get-go to ensure that you are not hit with hidden fees down the line. Book your free home survey today and a specialist team member will assess your consignment and provide you with detailed shipping to South Africa estimate.

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Relocating to South Africa shouldn’t mean sacrificing the things you love the most, whether that is your clothes, furniture or even your favourite British foods. As one of the of the UK’s front-running shipping companies to South Africa, we can send a suitcase, a whole home load, a car and beyond.

You can even think of us as your own personal courier to South Africa from the UK if you want to send just one box of treats to a relative living overseas.

Just like any country, South Africa has its own list of restricted and prohibited items that you won’t be able to ship to South Africa, but if South Africa border control allows it, we ship it!

Items we typically send when shipping to South Africa from the UK are:

  • Clothes, accessories and shoes
  • Make-up, jewellery and toiletries
  • British foods, drinks and … English tea!
  • Wardrobes, beds, dressing tables and chest of drawers
  • Sofas, armchairs and TV units
  • Server systems, computers, work tools and office furniture
  • Skis, golf clubs, surfboards, weights and other sports equipment
  • Cars, motorbikes and bicycles
  • Guitars, drum kits and DJ equipment

Your South Africa shipping coordinator will provide you with an exhaustive list of items that you can send to South Africa with Anglo Pacific, or if you have any specific shipping queries, just ask!

Some shipping companies to South Africa offer a one-size-fits-all plan, but our experts know that this doesn’t work! We provide a completely unique experience to every customer when shipping to South Africa from the UK, but we employ this policy across all of our services.

We have three shipping methods to use when shipping stuff to South Africa; sea freight, air freight and road freight. Each method – or a combination of – is beneficial to different customer requirements.

Sea Freight

If you are looking for cheap shipping to South Africa, sea freight is your go-to option! Sea freight’s economic costs make it the most popular method of transport among our customers. Your items are arranged onto a shared or sole-use shipping container, which is loaded onto our cargo ship to South Africa for delivery.

Sea freight is the slowest of our transport methods and you can expect your items to arrive within weeks for the UK to South Africa shipping. For example, the average delivery time for air freight is 7 to 10 days, in contrast to the estimated 6 to 8 weeks for sea freight, but this is reflected in the bargain cost of shipping to South Africa.

Air Freight

Air freight to South Africa is the most expensive of our transport methods; however, it is the quickest and sometimes the most convenient way to send goods to South Africa. We pack your possessions onto a commercial air carrier ready for take-off to your chosen airport in South Africa. Air freight is the best transportation to South Africa method if you need your items sending in a hurry as your consignment will reach you in a matter of days. This timeliness does come with a much higher price tag than shipping to South Africa using sea freight.

Road Freight

Road freight is our bonus method that cannot be used alone except for UK deliveries. Road freight is an accompaniment service for our sea and air freight deliveries. It is frequently used when a customer lives far away from our UK port or depots, or when customers require home delivery of their cargo in South Africa.

Our services for shipping items to South Africa are adjusted to suit your budget and time-frame, but there are three principal factors that will influence your overall shipping costs to South Africa from the UK; load size, transport method and end destination in South Africa.

If you are looking for cheap shipping to South Africa, sea freight is the recommended method as shipping costs from the UK to South Africa are primarily estimated based on the dimensions of your load.

By assessing your load via our online home survey, we can determine if you require LCL or FCL container shipping to South Africa. If you choose Less Container Load, your items are loaded onto a shared shipping container alongside other Anglo Pacific customers’ and you will only be charged for space your goods consume within this container.

Alternatively, it might be more advantageous for you to use Full Container Load, this is the assignment of a 20ft or 40ft container for your sole use and you will be charged a set rate based on which size shipping container you use. This is advantageous for very large loads, such as office removals, a whole home load and car shipping to South Africa.

If you send to South Africa using air freight, expect to pay considerably more for this service as the bulk of your South Africa shipping costs are calculated based on the WEIGHT of your items. With this being said, air freight is usually only used when a customer needs their items urgently and it is a small load, a box or two, or a suitcase, for example.

Another contributing factor to the cost of shipping to South Africa is the distance that your goods are travelling and how they are delivered upon arrival in South Africa.

Shipping parcels, suitcases and household goods to South Africa is already a stressful process and we don’t want to aggravate this by sneaking in any extra costs.

As an advanced international shipping company to South Africa, we have our customer’s best interests at heart, which is why we include all of the costs in our transparent and detailed quotes, ensuring you know exactly how much you are paying, what you are paying for, and the service you should receive when you choose Anglo to ship to South Africa:

  • Industry standard tea cartons, moving boxes and packing materials to protect your items
  • Movers and packers to arrive at your home, pack your belongings and create an inventory
  • We load your possessions onto our vans and haul to our shipping containers or freight plane
  • Send your items to South Africa using the agreed shipping method
  • We organise South Africa customs clearances and assist with completing any documentation
  • Your goods are delivered directly to your home, hotel or office in South Africa
  • Anglo can also assist with unpacking your items and disposing of any used packing materials

Popular UK to South Africa Shipping Destinations

Thanks to today’s online accessibility, communicating with people on the other side of the world is easy as A, B, C… so why isn’t international shipping to South Africa from the UK that easy, too? Well, with Anglo Pacific, it can be!

Although we deliver consignments to almost all locations in South Africa, some of our more popular shipping cities are:

Cape Town
Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most exquisite cities, with landscapes, attractions and beaches exceeding all expectations.
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 is a historical city that turns into a sea of purple in October as thousands of jacaranda trees blossom.

Check out our country guides


Shipping from the UK to South Africa is easy when you choose Anglo Pacific. We are committed, experienced and we complete successful shipments to South Africa each and every time. Rather than just hearing what we have to say, see what our customers think in our South Africa shipping reviews.

Video Survey

To set the wheels in motion of your international shipping to South Africa, book your video home survey today and one of our specialist estimators will review your consignment and provide you with the detailed UK to South Africa shipping quote.

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

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