Vehicle Shipping to Southern Africa RORO & Container

Ship your Car, Motorhome, Campervan or Truck to Africa

Vehicle shipping to Southern Africa (South Africa & Namibia)

We specialise in shipping cars, 4x4’s, Motorhomes, Campervans & Camping trucks to South Africa & Namibia. offering shipping services on fast, frequent Roll on Roll off (RORO) and container vessels to all major Southern African ports including South Africa (Cape Town, East London, Port Elizabeth & Durban) and Namibia (Walvis Bay).

Departures are from major European (EU) ports including the UK (Southampton, Tilbury, Liverpool, Felixstowe, London Gateway and Bristol), Belgium (Zeebrugge & Antwerp), Germany (Bremerhaven & Hamburg) , Netherlands (Rotterdam) and others.

Services also operate from the USA, South America (Colombia, Uruguay and Argentina) & Australia. Transhipment services can be arranged for other destinations including India.

Some sailings are direct from Europe to Africa, and others are stopping services. Sailing can take between 20 and 40 days depending on the departure and destination ports.

*Note shipments to Walvis bay from the EU depart from Bremerhaven, Sheerness, Antwerp and are south bound only. Shipments from the USA depart from Baltimore & Brunswick.

Import 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.

Travel Insurance

We would strongly recommend a Travel insurance policy for travel in Africa. Read more about Aficia 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

Shipping Rates

RORO rates start from $79 per cubic metre. Container shipping prices vary but start from $1200 for a 20ft container and $1400 for a 40ft container, excluding stuffing and local charges.Expect to pay around $3500 for 20 or 40ft container including all charges.

Local port costs and clearing charges are generally high in the region, expect costs to be between $500 & $1200 depending on the method of transport and the size of the vehicle.

Port Connections to / from 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.


Container share

We want to help you save money and the best way to do that is to share a container with another car or several motorbikes. We will help you find a shipping partner.

Motor Vehicle Insurance - For foreign Vehicles

We can help you obtain international motor vehicle insurance for foreign vehicles which are on tour.

Europe (Green Card / Frontier), North America, South America (Mercosur) and other countries

Travel Insurance

We can help you obtain global travel insurance for backpackers, short and long term travellers. Including those who have already left their home country.

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.

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