Shipping USA to Durban South Africa & Walvis Bay Namibia

Ship your Car, Motorhome, Campervan or Truck to South Africa & Namibia

Vehicle shipping From The USA to South Africa Durban & Walvis Bay Namibia

We specialise in shipping cars, 4×4’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 USA ports  including Baltimore, Charleston, Brunswick, Free port Texas to the South African port of Durban & Walvis Bay Namibia

Import  / Export Requirements – Southern Africa & Walvis Bay Namibia

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.

Latest Schedules 

There is normally one vessel per month calling at USA & South American ports prior to sailing to Durban South Africa.

Travel Insurance

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!

Recommended Reading / Information

The Overlanding Africa group is the best resource for travelers with their vehicles, providing information on routes, campsites, visas, border crossings and much more. Join today and meet other travellers.

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Car Shipping & International Vehicle Shipping Services

Container Vehicle Shipping

Looking for reliable container car shipping services from port to port? Our company offers both Full Container Load (FCL) and shared container options for transporting cars, 4x4's, and motorcycles. Get an instant quote for your container shipping needs today!

Roll on Roll Off (RORO / Ro Ro)

Roll on Roll off (RORO / Ro Ro) vehicle shipping services typically provide more cost-effective shipping options than container shipping. Get an instant quote for RORO shipping rates for Cars, 4x4's, Motorhomes & Trucks and find RORO Shipping ports near you. Contact us now for affordable and reliable RORO shipping services.

Vehicle Customs Clearance

We offer reliable car and vehicle customs clearing services in the UK, and collaborate with reputable agents in other areas to ensure hassle-free clearance for your vehicle. Our expertise covers a range of customs requirements, including temporary import for tourism, permanent import, and clearance for historic, classic, and collectible vehicles.

Why ship cars with us?


Competitive Pricing

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.


Unrivaled Expertise

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.


Personal Service

We specialise in shipping vehicles, whether for touring purposes, expeditions or for business.

Every shipment is treated equally no matter the size.


Trusted Agents

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.

Helpful information

Roll on Roll off Shipping Rates
Container Shipping Rates
Carnet Requirements Map
Container share

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Office Hours
We work in the United Kingdom Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm (Time Zone United Kingdom) Closed on Public Holidays & Weekends

UK : +44 (0) 203 787 4201
US : +1 917-781-4536
E : [email protected]