Moving to South Africa - Cape Town Table Mountain

Shipping to South Africa

Shipping to all South Africa and some neighbouring countries

We are highly experienced in moving people belongings to South Africa. If you are relocating to South Africa please contact us for our best rates and for shipping advice.

To obtain an online quote for shipping to South Africa please click here: Get Quotation

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Alternatively our head office team are waiting to assist you:


We ship to all states of South Africa:

Including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth

Airfreight to South Africa
Baggage Shipping to South Africa
Less than a container load/Groupage (share a container services)
Full Container Loads (FCL) to South Africa
Importing Personal and Household effects into South Africa
Household and personal effects may be imported into the Republic of South Africa duty free for immigrants, returning residents (who have been out of South Africa longer than six months) and temporary residents.

Temporary Residents will only be allowed duty-free importation if they are in possession of a valid temporary work permit.

Owner of the shipment must be in South Africa at least 15 days prior to the arrival of the shipment in order to start the customs clearance process, as documents have to be handed to customs 10 days prior to the arrival of the vessel.
Documents Required
Completed South Africa customs forms DA304 and P.1.160
Original Passport Including page stamped with entry into South Africa
Detailed Inventory/packing list
Permanent residence documents or Temporary residence Permit and work permit
Prohibited Goods
Inflammable goods and substances
Firearms, Ammunition, (Import permit required)
Plants, Seeds, & Plant Material (need Phytosanitary certificate)
All Foodstuffs, Perishables or otherwise
Narcotics, Drugs
Certain furs, feathers, skins, tusks of protected animals.
Transit Times
Groupage – share a container service to 6-12 weeks door to door
Sole use containers 3 to 4 weeks port to port. There is a weekly service for FCL’s.
Transit times do vary depending on customs or immigration delays, weather conditions, time of year and the volumes being shipped. For up to date information please call your local Simply Ship office.
Customs Clearance
Customs clearance will take between 5 to10 days, and will depend upon the volumes at customs, and their work loads.

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Customers effects being loaded into a shipping container

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Car being loaded into shipping container and strapped down

Container closed and sealed and ready to be taken to ship

We also send effects by air We also can send your effects by airfreight

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