International Removals to South Africa

International Removals UK to South Africa

Moving from the UK to South Africa and looking for international removals services and costs? Here at 1st Move International our moving to South Africa service includes guaranteed weekly shipping, the safest packing and shipping in the industry, and smarter and more accurate billing.

Get a quick quote for your overseas move to South Africa here or continue below to find out everything you need to know about moving to the USA with us. From instant cost estimates, shipping times, and answers to questions we've got you covered.

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Everything You Need To Know About International Removals To South Africa

Costs, Transit Times, Our Services, and Frequently Asked Questions

On this page you will find comprehensive information on moving from the UK to South Africa. We have included information on shipping costs, our various available services, information on our unique packing, and answers to many common questions including: "How long does international removals to South Africa take?" and more.

How Much Does it Cost?

International Removals Costs from the UK to South Africa?

Short Answer: International moving costs from the UK to South Africa can range from £992 to £2500. The exact cost will ultimately depend on how much you are shipping, your chosen service (shared or dedicated container) and your final destination in South Africa.

UK to South Africa Moving Costs

Destination Shared Container 20ft Container 40ft Container
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.

For a slightly more accurate and instant online cost estimate, without having to use your email address or name, check out our instant online international removals cost calculator

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

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What Are My Shipping Options?

Your Shipping Options for Removals to South Africa

Sea freight container shipping is typically the most popular and efficient UK to South Africa international removals method and in this section we detail the differences between the two container shipping services we offer.

Loading a Shared Container with 1st Move Pallets

Shared Container Shipping to South Africa

Thinking of moving a small houseful of belongings from the UK to South Africa? Then palletised shipping in a shared container might be your best option. It's a budget-friendly international moving service that's perfect for 1-3 bedroom homes. Plus, it's easier to unload at your new place in South Africa.

What makes our shared container service so cost-effective? Your belongings are collected directly from your home, professionally packed by us, and then secured and shrink-wrapped to a personal pallet using our unique protective packing process. You pay only for the space your goods have taken up inside the shipping container and our unique process allows us to measure this with great precision.

That same packing process allows us to ship your belongings alongside commercial goods which are filled and shipped on a strict weekly schedule without delay. This means that, unlike other international removals companies, we never have to wait for a container to be full before release. Once packed, your shipment will go out on the next available weekly shipment to South Africa.

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Loading a Full Container with 1st Move Pallets

Full Container Shipping to South Africa

Moving a bigger household to South Africa? A full container may be the better solution for you. While you might not be paying for the exact size of your move if you fill your container the cost-effectiveness for the space you get exceeds shared services. We offer 20ft and 40ft sizes, so there's enough room for everything you have in your 3 or 4 bedroom home.

We can load your container at your doorstep (if there's access) or we can collect your belongings first, professionally pack them at our facilities and then securely load them in to your container at a later date. Once packed and loaded, your personal container heads straight to the port and sets sail to South Africa that week.

Once it's loaded, it heads straight to the port and catches the next ship to South Africa. After getting cleared through customs, our team will take care of everything and deliver the container to your new home and unload it for you.

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Our Packing

Packing For Your International Move to South Africa

We are the only international removals company to employ this system of packing, and we have been doing so for the last 25 years. Our palletised shrink-wrap packing is proven to:

  • Give your belongings unparalled protection in transit to Canada
  • Drastically reduce handling of individual items
  • Speed up customs clearance
  • Provide a Safer method of shipping your goods overseas
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