If you're moving to South Africa, you'll be joining over 200,000 British expats who now consider the country home. You'll be moving to the country known for its beautiful beaches and amazing wildlife and will benefit from a relatively low cost of living and warm climate.
Before shipping your possessions to South Africa, you need to determine which shipping container to use. You can choose from two sizes a 20-foot container and a 40-foot container. A 20-foot container can hold the contents of a 3-bedroom house; a 40-foot container can hold the contents of a 3-bedroom house and a car, or the contents of a 4- or 5-bedroom house.
In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.
Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)
Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500
Cigarettes weighing over 2kg per 1000
Fireworks are subject to restrictions.
Prison & Penitentiary made goods.
All counterfeit products are strictly prohibited.
Habit-forming drugs and narcotics in any form
Weapons & firearms are subject to restrictions.