International container shipping from the UK direct to South Africa

Use our dedicated international container shipping service for large house moves to South Africa, or if you plan to travel light, see our shared container shipping services using our 'ShrinkFast' packing system designed just for small home removals.

Daily collections and weekly international shipping to 144 countries. We get you there fast. See the benefits of our container services by treating your stuff to a first-class ticket shipping to South Africa with 1st Move International. Faster, Safer and Smarter.

Shipping Times to South Africa

Planning a move to South Africa? Get dates and port to port transit times for each vessel departing from the UK.

Short Answer: Typically the port to port transit times to South Africa are 24 to 30 days, depending on your destination port. For more detailed times for each port/vessel please see our table below.

How Long Does it Take to Ship Personal Effects from the UK to South Africa?

Destination Vessel Name Last Moving Date to Meet Vessel Sailing Date Port to Port Transit Time
Cape Town MSC Carole 17/04/2022 01/05/2022 22
MSC Letizia 24/04/2022 08/05/2022 22
MSC Chloe 01/05/2022 15/05/2022 22
MSC Carole 08/05/2022 01/05/2022 22
Durban MSC Carole 17/04/2022 01/05/2022 28
MSC Letizia 24/04/2022 08/05/2022 28
MSC Chloe 01/05/2022 15/05/2022 28
MSC Domitille 08/05/2022 22/05/2022 28
Port Elizabeth MSC Carole 17/04/2022 01/05/2022 25
MSC Letizia 24/04/2022 08/05/2022 25
MSC Chloe 01/05/2022 15/05/2022 25
MSC Domitille 08/05/2022 22/05/2022 25

Real customer reviews

Simply the best! Highly recommend 1st Move International, outstanding service. I had a large shipment of all my worldly goods to SA of which many items were very fragile. The packaging was so amazing not a single item was broken. And the communication was excellent all the way. Thank you to all at the company.

We have used 1st Move International over the past five years and never had a concern. The service we have received has encouraged us to give 1st Move International's details to all our friends

Everything about 1st Move itself was excellent - they were efficient, courteous, very responsive to all my concerns and very straightforward to deal with.

These guys are the best, superb service and amazing packing skills, everything arrived safely and not a scratch or broken glass in sight.

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COVID Safe Packing and Zero Touch Delivery Label

We are the only UK international removals company who offer COVID safe packing solutions when shipping household goods from the UK.

Once packed, your pallets are photographed and pictures of your shipment will be posted immediately to our Facebook page.

You can see a gallery of our latest customer shipments here.