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Shipping costs to Johannesburg, South Africa

Shipping to Johannesburg, South Africa From Yushu, China

Shipping Times

1 - 3 days by air

22 - 28 days by sea
Estimated Shipping Costs to Johannesburg, South Africa

1 bed flat

£1,574 - £1,739
£6,295 - £6,958

3 bed house

£2,421 - £2,676
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5 bed house

£3,632 - £4,014
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Shipping Container Costs to Johannesburg, South Africa

This lively, bustling city is the largest city in South Africa and is home to millions of people, including expats from all over the world. Johannesburg has something for everyone, from shopping and entertainment, to sport and art galleries. Another of the city’s big drawing point is the climate, which is warm and comfortable year round, with the winter months bringing the sunniest days. Johannesburg is home to many sports teams, with the most popular sports being cricket, rugby and football, along with several sporting venues in which to catch a game or two. The University of Johannesburg, University of Pretoria and the University of the Witwatersrand are only a few examples of the educational institutions in the city, many of which have fantastic reputations. Expats will have their pick of galleries and museums to visit, which cover a diverse range of interests, such as the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Zoology Museum and Museum Africa. Food connoisseurs will be in heaven, as Johannesburg is home to several high-end restaurants, which not only serve up local cuisine, but delicious cuisine from around the world. Countless bars and nightclubs are also located in Johannesburg, offering you a fun, exciting night out in the city anytime you want! Amongst your moving preparations, it is essential to figure out how to transport your belongings to your new home. A 20-foot shipping container could hold the contents of a 3-bedroom house, with some room remaining for the kid’s bikes. If you have more to move, a 40-foot container is another option, which could hold the contents of a 4 or 5-bedroom house, or a 3-bedroom house in addition to a family car.

40ft Shipping Container

67 Cubic Meters | 12.04m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)
See how much you can fit in a 40ft Container

Price: £4,600 - £5,084

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20ft Shipping Container

33 Cubic Meters | 6.04m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)
See how much you can fit in a 20ft Container

Price: £2,421 - £2,676

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Car Shipping Costs to Johannesburg, South Africa

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.

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Car Shipped by Sea Freight

Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)

Base Price: £2421 - £2676

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £3,421 - £5,176

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Unusual Restricted Items

Cigarettes

Foodstuffs

Cigarettes weighing over 2kg per 1000

Fireworks

Home & Garden

Fireworks are subject to restrictions.

Penitentiary or Prison-Made Goods

Home & Garden

Prison & Penitentiary made goods.

Counterfeit Items

Home & Garden

All counterfeit products are strictly prohibited.

Drugs and Narcotics

Medicine

Habit-forming drugs and narcotics in any form

Automatic Weapons

Weapons & Firearms

Weapons & firearms are subject to restrictions.

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