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Moving to South Africa

South Africa Moving Destinations

We can deliver your shipment to anywhere in South Africa, whether it’s Johannesburg, Durban, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London or anywhere in between. We can also use South Africa as a gateway to another African destination. Alliance Movers have the knowledge, experience, and the quality accredited partners to provide outstanding moving services to anywhere in South Africa, ensuring you get value for money and a hassle-free moving service.

Get a Quote for Moving to South Africa

We don’t need much to work out the cost of moving your belongings to your new home in South Africa. Whatever your requirements, Alliance Movers have a variety of quote options to suit your moving needs. To get started, simply complete the Free Quote request on of this page and we’ll be in direct contact with you.

South African Customs Service*

To get your household goods into South Africa they will need to be cleared by the South African Customs service. To do that you will need to complete a declaration and provide your original passport with appropriate visas if you’re immigrating to South Africa. New immigrants can import their used household goods into South Africa free of duty. Returning South African residents can also import their household goods free of duty provided they have been outside of South Africa for at least six months. You will have to pay duty on all brand new furniture and household items, presents, souvenirs and alcohol. To import firearms you will need to obtain an import permit and South African Police Firearm Registrar certificate.

*Disclaimer: All information provided is a general guide only and can change without notice. We suggest making contact with the appropriate authorities for complete verification.

Approximate Transit Times to South Africa

Depending on the method of shipping we can advise the following approximate door-to-door transit times to South Africa. These times are based on an average and given as a guide to assist you in your planning.

  • Sea Freight for Sole Use Container or LCL: Approximately 7-8 weeks

  • Air Freight: 1-2 weeks

Packing your Belongings

It is our recommendation that we professionally pack your goods. We use the best materials available and employ the best techniques to ensure your goods arrive safely. We also have a variety of speciality cartons, purpose-designed for household good items. We also custom-build wooden crates for fragile and precious items. Every single item moving will be packaged in some form, thus if it is not packed in a removal carton it will be export wrapped. Once packed all goods will be numbered with a label sticker and recorded on a removal inventory.

Whilst it is our recommendation that we pack your goods it is not mandatory, you are welcome to pack some or all of your goods yourself. We can assist you in this process by providing you with our packing materials and a handy packing guide.

Storing Your Belongings in Singapore or South Africa

We have storage services available in both Singapore and South Africa. The advantage or storing in South Africa is that when you are ready to receive your goods they can be delivered quite quickly. Whereas if you store them in Singapore, you will have to plan around shipping transit and wait for their arrival. On the other hand, if you are not sure what your final destination will be in South Africa we can store your goods here in Singapore until you know what it is. This can reduce unnecessary shipping costs if you change your mind.

Insuring Your Belongings

It is very important to consider the protection of your goods during relocation as there is always an element of risk. Peace of mind is paramount, thankfully, we are able to offer a range of insurance options to ensure your personal possessions are well covered should the unlikely happen.

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