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
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.
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.
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.
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 made the day much easier
The removals men were great guys and really professional. Glad they were there to help me, they made the day much easier and are a credit to the company!Shaun DavisStafford
Friendly & went above and beyond to help me
My mum & dad used your company 40 years ago and have always raved about you compared to others. I couldn’t praise Ant, Clive & Rob more, they were outstanding, really efficient, friendly & went above and beyond to help me - truly A*.Hannah MurphyStafford
Very friendly and helpful
Very friendly and helpful. I always use this company.Susan HarrisonStafford
Great team of very experienced removal men
Nothing was too much trouble. Made it stress free. Used the company for the very competitive quote. Everything from initial contact to moving day was dealt with efficiently. Crew arrived on time and worked constantly throughout the day. I don’t think they even stopped for a lunch break. Great team of very experienced removal men. Dealt with the initial inquiry efficiently.Helen HouseStafford
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