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 Rayshmi 28/07/2022 11/08/2022 22
MSC Chloe 04/08/2022 18/08/2022 22
MSC Aino 11/08/2022 25/08/2022 22
MSC Rayshmi 18/08/2022 11/08/2022 22
Durban MSC Rayshmi 28/07/2022 11/08/2022 28
MSC Chloe 04/08/2022 18/08/2022 28
MSC Aino 11/08/2022 25/08/2022 28
MSC Romane 18/08/2022 01/09/2022 28
Port Elizabeth MSC Rayshmi 28/07/2022 11/08/2022 25
MSC Chloe 04/08/2022 18/08/2022 25
MSC Aino 11/08/2022 25/08/2022 25
MSC Romane 18/08/2022 01/09/2022 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

From start to finish the process to move our goods from the UK to the USA was seamless. Wonderful communication from everyone involved, and our belongings arrived in flawless condition. Highly recommend!

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.

In the midst of life's challenges, they made an international move an easy process.

Even with the inconveniences of COVID-19 shutting down the world, 1st Move International went above and beyond for our overseas move.

I would give more stars if I could! 1st Move shipped 4 large pallets from the UK to the US for me and what seemed like such a daunting task to me, they handled awesomely!

Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish. Highly recommend and would definitely use again. Super helpful friendly team with brilliant communication who helped us every step of the way guiding us through all paperwork rules and regs. Thanks so much.

Even with the inconveniences of COVID-19 shutting down the world, 1st Move International went above and beyond for our overseas move. It is amazing that there was no damage taking into consideration that there was an Atlantic crossing, countless warehouse moves, train shipments, and truck deliveries. The only moving company I recommend!

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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.