Vehicle Shipping from South Africa to South America (Montevideo Uruguay and Argentina)

Ship your Car, Motorhome, Campervan or Truck to South America

Vehicle Shipping from South Africa to South America (Montevideo Uruguay and Zarate Argentina)

We specialise in shipping cars, 4x4’s, Motorhomes, Campervans & Camping trucks from South Africa to Europe, offering shipping services on fast, frequent Roll on Roll off (RORO) and container vessels to all major South American ports, including Montevideo Uruguay, Zarate Argentina, Cartagena Colombia.

Departure Ports in South Africa are Cape Town (containers only), Port Elizabeth and Durban.

RORO Services

There are regular, reliable Roll on Roll off services to and from Europe, we recommend people to book on direct services that go from South Africa to South America.

There are two routes Roll on Roll Off services to Montevideo and Zarate, the first goes via Vitoria & Santos, Brazil and then to Montevideo and Zarate. The second goes direct to Montevideo and then calls at Brazilian ports prior to heading towards Europe.

The service via Brazil is usually around $10 per cubic metre cheaper than the direct services.

The services are good value for those with oversized vehicles, but also provide comparative costs to sharing a 40ft container for a smaller vehicle.

The import / export costs of shipping RORO is significantly cheaper than container shipping in Southern Africa.

Latest RORO South Africa to Europe schedules

There are also services from South Africa to 
Australia, Europe and North America*

Dep     Arr
09/06 25/06
25/06 09/07
03/07 20/07

Last update 21/05/2018

Container shipping

We offer Container shipping from Durban and Cape Town to all major ports in South America.

Container share: Shipping a container for sole use can be expensive, we offer a container share service whereby you can share a container with others to reduce the costs. Please contact us for further details.

Container shipping rates

Please contact us for rates

Import  / Export Requirements – South Africa / Europe

If you are shipping a foreign vehicle from South Africa we recommend entering the South African customs Union (SACU) via land borders with a Temporary import permit, this can reduce the customs costs for outgoing shipments.

For import into South America a Carnet is not required for tourism purposes, however a carnet may be used if you wish to use one.

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 vehicles is dropped off at the port 48 hours before the vessels arrival.


Travel Insurance

We would strongly recommend a Travel insurance policy for travel in South America. Read more about Europe Travel Insurance.


We recommend booking Africa 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

Recommended Reading / Information

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

Port Connections to and from Africa

Vehicle Shipping Services

Container Vehicle Shipping

Container Vehicle Shipping Services from port to port. We offer FCL and shared container services. View our example container rates  for cars, 4x4's and motorcycles here.

Roll on Roll Off (RORO)

Roll on Roll off vehicle shipping services normally offer a more economical shipping than container shipping. View example RORO shipping rates for Cars, 4x4's, Motorhomes & Trucks. RORO Shipping ports

Vehicle Customs Clearance

We can provide customs clearing services directly in the UK and work with trusted agents in other regions to clear your vehicle.

Why ship 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.

Obtain a No Obligation Quote Today

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) 208 144 4161
US : +1 347-741-8804