Shipping South America to South Africa | Zarate | Montevideo | Durban | Port ElizabethShip your Car, Motorhome, Campervan or Truck to South Africa
Vehicle shipping to South Africa (Durban | Port Elizabeth) From South America (Zarate, Argentina | Montevideo, Uruguay | Cartagena, Colombia)
We specialise in shipping cars, 4x4’s, Motorhomes, Campervans & Camping trucks to and from South America and South Africa. We offer shipping services on fast, frequent Roll on Roll off (RORO) and container vessels from major South American ports including Zarate, Argentina, Montevideo, Uruguay, Cartagena, Colombia & Manzanillo, Panama to South African ports of Durban and Port Elizabeth.
Import / Export Requirements – Southern Africa
For Southern Africa, we only ship vehicles for tourism purposes with a valid Carnet. If the vehicle is to be imported permanently, a carnet is not required, however taxes and duty will be payable.
For import, we ask that the original carnet is with our local agents at least a week prior to the ship’s arrival so that they may complete the necessary customs formalities.
For export, we recommend you arrive in the city of departure a week before sailing to complete customs formalities. Customs formalities can take place a few days before the vehicle is taken to the port. Under normal circumstances the vehicle is dropped off at the port 48 hours before the vessel’s arrival.
Example Rates (rates from)
To Southern Africa, start from $75 per cubic metre, special rates are available for vehicles under certain heights / volume. Import costs are typically $500-$800 depending on port, carrier and vehicle weight / dimensions.
There is normally one vessel per month calling at South American ports sailing direct to South Africa, calling at Port Elizabeth and then Durban.
*Last updated 23/05/2018
We would strongly recommend a Travel insurance policy for travel in South Africa. Read more about South Africa Travel Insurance.
We recommend booking South African bound services 2-3 months before departure due to the high volume of cargo on this route. To obtain a quote please complete our online quotation form.
The absolute minimum amount of time for bookings on this route is three weeks in advance of the vessel arriving in port. Generally, most ships depart full, and are normally full a month in advance, so please book early!
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Vehicle Shipping Services
Why ship with us?
We offer fair and reasonable pricing for our services and negotiate rates with our partners to provide you the best possible price.
If you already have a quotation, we will do our best to match or beat any valid quotation.
We have the knowledge, information and the contacts to ensure your vehicle safely reaches its destination. We can advise on permanent & temporary Import requirements, Carnet Requirements, Local laws and customs, Insurance providers and Local agents & partners.
We specialise in shipping vehicles, whether for touring purposes, expeditions or for business.
Every shipment is treated equally no matter the size.
We only use known / trusted agents to clear your vehicle. This helps avoid unexpected costs and complications.
We believe communication is of the utmost importance. During the shipping process we will keep you informed every step of the way.
We understand your needs
We have shipped our own vehicle to many places around the world, and fully understand your needs and requirements as a customer.
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Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm (Time Zone United Kingdom)
Closed on Public Holidays & Weekends
UK : +44 (0) 208 144 4161
US : +1 347-741-8804