Cape Town - International Removals to South Africa

International Removals UK to South Africa

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Expertise and Experience

For over 25 years, 1st Move International has been the go-to choice for moving to South Africa. Our membership in the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and the British Association of Removers (BAR) guarantees you a service backed by excellence and trust. Ready to start your journey? Let our expertise pave the way for a seamless move.

Dedicated Move Managers

Our dedicated move managers are here to make your transition to South Africa as smooth as possible. From tailored advice to handling all logistics and customs formalities, we're with you every step. Why wait? Speak to a move manager today and start your stress-free journey.

Safe & Secure Removals

We treat your belongings with the utmost care, offering comprehensive insurance for every move to South Africa. With our robust packing standards and protective measures, your items are in safe hands. Don't leave your move to chance; secure your peace of mind with us. Get a quote now for a worry-free relocation.

Cape Town, South Africa - International Removals to South Africa


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Cost of International Removals to South Africa

How Much Does it Cost to Move to South Africa?

Short Answer: The cost of international removals from the UK to South Africa starts from £992 for a shared container service, £1,550 for a 3 bed house and £2,450 for a 4 or 5 bed house. The UK to South Africa port-to-port shipping charge will ultimately depend on your move size and final location in South Africa.

UK to South Africa Moving Costs

Cape Town, South Africa From £992 £1,550 £2,450
Durban, South Africa From £992 £1,550 £2,450

* Our costs table should be used as a guide only. As we do not know your collection or destination address, or how much you plan to ship, these costs do not include the following charges: UK collection, onward delivery from the port in South Africa to your new home, professional packing and loading costs.

For a bespoke quote for shipping to South Africa, use our removals quote form or contact a member of our team for more information.

Our Packing

International Removals to South Africa
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Our Services

Shipping Options For Your Move

Full Container Shipping


Ideal for large full-house moves

Shared Container Shipping


Perfect for smaller moves



Nationwide collections & delivery to your door


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Guide to Removals to South Africa

We answer Frequently Asked Questions about overseas removals from the UK.

Once we have collected your belongings they will be packed and ready for shipping in 2-4 working days. We then schedule your shipment onto the next available weekly sailing.

The transit time from the UK to South Africa varies depending on the exact destination. The transit time to Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) is roughly 28 days, to Durban it is 28 days and to Cape Town the transit time is roughly 42 days.

For more detailed information on our weekly South Africa shipping schedule and transit times to major cities/states, please visit our South Africa Sailing Schedule page.

The final price of your move to South Africa will depend on factors such as how much you are shipping, the value of your belongings (for insurance purposes) and your collection and delivery address.

To receive an accurate estimate that is tailored to your move, please ask us for a free quote.

As a rough idea, the shipping cost for a small move starts at £992 and the cost for a full 20ft container shipment starts at £1,550. These shipping costs do not account for collection, insurance, packing etc. We advice to allocate an additional £1,000-£2,000 for these services to give you a very rough idea of the cost.

  • Safer Packing: Our packing is the best in the business and is proven to reduce insurance claims. We offer the best protection for your belongings when shipping to South Africa.
  • Faster Shipping: Thanks to how we pack, we're able to share container space with commercial exporters. This allows us to ship out from the UK every week. No waiting around.
  • Smarter Billing: Our packing also allows us to accurately measure your shipment, allowing us to charge you for the exact volume that you require.
  • Experienced Move Managers: Our dedicated and experienced move managers will be on hand at every step of the process to ensure a smooth move.
  • Streamlined Customs Process: We are registered customs brokers and experts on South African customs and import regulations. We'll handle all of the customs paperwork on your behalf.

Our removals services cover all towns and cities in South Africa, including but not limited to:

  • Johannesburg
  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Pretoria
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Bloemfontein
  • Nelspruit
  • Kimberley
  • Polokwane
  • Pietermaritzburg
  • East London
  • Welkom
  • Rustenburg
  • George
  • Knysna
  • Paarl
  • Stellenbosch
  • Franschhoek

Wherever you are moving to in South Africa, we've got you covered.

It only takes 60 seconds to fill out the quick quote form here on our website. Once submitted, we'll send you quote within 1-2 working days that contains all of the costs and information you need to know about removals from the UK to South Africa.

Certain items are prohibited or restricted from import into South Africa. Our Move Managers will advise based on your submitted inventory.

Please see the latest list of prohibited and restricted items on the official South African customs website.

Yes, as a registered customs broker we can handle all of the customs paperwork and formalities on your behalf.

Yes, you can track your shipment as soon as it leaves the UK for South Africa via our container tracking page.

Your Pallets Packed - Posted Live on Facebook

Your life, carefully wrapped, beautifully packed, and protected for the journey ahead.

We are extremely proud of our unique packing process. We are the only international removals company in the UK that uses this tried and tested method to ship your treasured personal possessions overseas.

Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.