Removals to South Africa

If you are planning on moving to South Africa, we've the knowledge and expertise to tailor your move to your specific needs.

We know that your removal is only part of your move, so we also have information about South Africa Visas.

Prohibitions and restrictions

In general, it is in your interest not to import the following items:

  • Firearms & ammunition
  • Inflammable goods & substances
  • Plants & plant material
  • Foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise
  • Narcotics and dangerous goods
  • Offensive materials
  • Alcohol & Tobacco

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Moving household belongings to South Africa

Shipments of household goods and personal effects are usually allowed duty free entry, as long as they have been owned and used for at least 12 months prior to importation. To move your items to South Africa, you will need a customs clearance form and a packing list, Britannia can help you with the appropriate import documentation. You will also need a residence permit (permanent or temporary) and a work permit to move to South Africa.

  • Customs clearance - It generally takes 7 to 10 days for customs clearance and delivery. The time taken to clear goods through customs can be affected by government policy, X-raying of goods, physical inspection, volume of traffic and the levy of any import duties or taxes.
  • Packing & delivery - Our removers can pack and wrap all your items to ensure that they are transported safely. If you choose a full door to door shipping service to South Africa, we can deliver the goods to your new home.
  • Additional removal services – If you require additional removal services when moving to South Africa, Britannia is authorised to provide comprehensive insurance, and arrange international storage or pet transport.
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South Africa removal transit times

Shared load (groupage) consignments usually take eight to 12 weeks door to door. However, this can vary depending on volumes being shipped, customs or immigration delays and prevailing weather conditions. Sole use containers usually take 21 to 36 days port to port.

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Moving your domestic pets to South Africa

Britannia Goodwins can recommend a specialised shipper of animals to assist you in sending your family pets from home to your new home in South Africa. They will coordinate all documentation and necessary veterinary procedures, ensuring your pet's entry into the country is as smooth and trouble-free as possible.

Find out more about moving overseas with pets.

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Removal quote appointment booking service

Britannia Goodwins Removals & Storage can help your overseas move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 01785 251161 and speaking with one of our Stafford and Cheshire removals specialists.

How are our appointments carried out

In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.

See what our customers think of us...

They took great care in moving items of all shapes and sizes

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Quote was reasonable. Found contact online. You also dealt with confidential shredding on our behalf

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Your office is near Stone. You had already transported items to a flat in Stone and 2 independent properties in Cambridge.

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Adrian, Anthony and Alan organised the furniture with patience, sensitively and with energy.
They took great care in moving items of all shapes and sizes. Our previous experience of this team made us feel safe in their hands. Please pass on my thanks to them.

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
I was satisfied from the minute your receptionist responded to my phone call, Matthew came and assessed the amount and the team arrived.

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
I would book you again either for shredding or furniture removal.

J Alves

The guys were so friendly and professional

I just wanted to send an email to say thank you so much for the help in moving, the guys were absolutely fantastic and we were all packed, moved and unpacked within 2 and a half hours!

The guys were so friendly and professional and really did help out a hopeless female!

I have recommended you guys to my friend who is moving so she will be calling you shortly.

Once again many thanks for everything!

Best wishes                                                                                                                                                      

Sophie O’Brien

Enthusiastic, positive and professional

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How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Great google reviews

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Fantastic.  Tyler and the team (and there were many over the three days) were positive and professional throughout.  They dealt with a nervous buyer with great empathy and always tried to put me at ease.  They were enthusiastic, positive and professional.  Thank you so much.

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
Possibly with the quote acceptance online.  It was somewhat confusing.  However, when I phoned up with my queries, Catherine was amazing and sorted it all out for me.

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Brilliant

Dawn Wylie

You guys were friendly and efficient and we felt like we were in experienced hands.

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Google

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
You guys were friendly and efficient and we felt like we were in experienced hands.

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Alan, Paul, Tony and Rob were a lovely bunch working in the coldest days of the year! They did a great job at packing our belongings safely and delivering our things as well as building furniture.

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
Nothing

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Thanks so much it was faultless.

Robyn Duffy

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