Car Shipping to Cape Town, South Africa | International Car Shipping | First Base Freight Ltd

Car Shipping to Cape Town

  • Fast Information
  • Cost starts from: £1295.00
  • Roll on/Roll off: No ✘
  • Container Shipping: Yes ✓
  • Frequency of sailing: weekly

Our Car shipping to Cape Town service sails by container only from the port of Tilbury on our safe and very reliable vessels. First Base Freight is a fully insured and regulated company that offers guaranteed weekly sailings to Cape Town by either 20ft, 40ft or 40ft HC containers. We can ship single vehicles in one container or up to three vehicles in a 40ft HC container with ease at our loading facility at Tilbury Freeport.

Our car shipping services to Cape Town offers both reliability and security to anyone looking to have their vehicle exported to this beautiful South African region every week. Our fastest transit time of only 19-21 days ensures that our customers receive their vehicles in the best of time. Our experienced members of staff will provide you with the best of service and will endeavor to make your shipping experience as stress-free as possible. They will keep you fully informed throughout the process and will liaise direct with your agent in South Africa of its impending arrival.

Car shipping costs to Cape Town

Typical car shipping costs to Cape Town is only £1295.00 for a 20ft container. This rate, includes all UK fees from either the port of Tilbury or London Gateway to Cape Town. There are no other hidden costs on our services. We can collect your vehicle from any UK postcode and deliver it to our loading facility for you or you can simply opt to deliver this your-self to save money. We offer fully insured trade plate driver services or can collect on a car transporter any day of the week. Typical car collection costs using a trade plate driver from London to Tilbury will cost £110.00 plus fuel (if required).

Container car shipping to Cape Town

Container shipping cars to Cape Town

Shipping cars to Cape Town can now only be achieved by container services from the UK; we offer 20ft, 40ft and 40ft HC containers every week from the port of Tilbury or London Gateway. All other shipping services, such as roll on/roll off no longer operate to Cape Town. We do ship vehicles by roll on/roll off to the ports of Durban, East London or Port Elizabeth in South Africa only. Unfortunately the only way to successfully ship a vehicle to Cape Town is by container.

We have been successfully shipping vehicles to Cape Town from the UK for over 10 years. We work very closely with an African Overlanders specialist who is situated in Cape Town. This family run business will help and assist you once your vehicle has arrived in Cape Town. They will even arrange for your vehicle to clear customs once it has been imported and will even un-pack the container at their premises for you. They can help you to avoid any problematic areas & even point you in the right direction to help you get the most out of your stay in Cape Town or even if you are just transiting through.

Do I need an import permit when shipping a car to Cape Town?

Please note that an Import Permit must be obtained only if the vehicle is to remain in South Africa. This can be obtained by contacting the Pretoria Government. In this website you will find a lot of very useful information for when you are importing your car into Cape Town. There are telephone numbers and email addresses for you to contact if further information is required. Forewarned is forearmed!

Will I qualify for a Rate Rebate in Cape Town?

If you are a South African Resident you must first comply with the following three elements. If not, then unfortunately you do not qualify for a rebate of duties.

  • You originally emigrated from South Africa
  • You obtained permanent residents status abroad
  • You again return to South Africa permanently

If you are still unsure if you do qualify for rebate, we can put you in touch with our agent who will be only too glad to advise you on a case by case basis.

What paperwork is required to ship a car to Cape Town?

When car shipping to Cape Town you must send copies of the following documents to help us to complete your export and import documentation correctly.

  • V5C (or title document) for the vehicle
  • Photo page of the consignees passport
  • Purchase/Sales Invoice of the vehicle

For further information about shipping a car, van, truck, or motorhome to Cape Town then please either contact us today or complete our quick quote form for a no obligation quotation.



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