Car Shipping South Africa - First Base Freight Ltd

Car Shipping To South Africa

  • Fast Information
  • Cost starts from: £685.00
  • Roll on/Roll off: Yes ✓
  • Container Shipping: Yes ✓
  • Frequency of sailing: weekly

Shipping a car, van or truck to South Africa is fast becoming the favoured destination for anyone looking to export their vehicle overseas by sea. First Base Freight offers weekly roll on/roll off and container services from the UK to Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. We can deliver any vehicle to Johannesburg and other areas throughout South Africa easily using our vast network of reliable partners. We ship hundreds of vehicles to South Africa every month, our experience in shipping cars, vans, trucks, caravans and motorhomes helps us to be one of the industry leaders in the UK for the 6th year running.

Our weekly car shipping services to South Africa sail from Southampton, Sheerness and Newcastle by roll on/roll off and from Tilbury by containers. Our different options allows customers to make the best choices to suit them, be it budget or convenience. Each shipping method offers a safe way of transporting a vehicle to South Africa every time.

Vehicle shipping rates to South Africa

How much does it cost to ship a car to South Africa? Well typically our car shipping costs to Durban and Port Elizabeth by roll on/roll off start from £685.00 for a saloon car such as a Ford Focus or a Toyota Avensis. The costs to ship a 4 x 4 such as Mercedes ML or a Toyota RAV 4 will cost £930.00 from Southampton or better still only £740.00 from Sheerness in Kent. Our weekly container shipping to Durban and Cape Town costs from £1245.00 from Tilbury..

Roll on/roll off car shipping to South Africa

Ro Ro car shipping to South Africa

Our weekly roll on/roll off car shipping to Durban and Port Elizabeth sail weekly from Southampton or Newcastle, or twice a month from Sheerness. Roll on/roll off vessels are purpose built vehicle /cargo shipping vessels which can transport thousands of vehicles overseas at any one time safely. Roll on/roll off is and will always remain to be the preferred choice due its cheaper costs and regular, frequent sailings. Vehicles are secured using straps to the vessel floor which are secured to the front and to the rear for optimum safety. These straps are continually monitored throughout its voyage to South Africa to ensure that all vehicles remain safe and secure throughout.

20ft & 40ft Container shipping to South Africa

Container shipping to South Africa

Our weekly container shipping to South Africa sails from either Tilbury or Immingham. This offers a fast and efficient way of shipping any cargo from the UK. We can collect and deliver your vehicle to our loading facility or simply arrange to have it arrive at your property at your own convenience for you to load within the allocated free 3 hours’ or leave it with you for up to 14 days for no extra charge.

Whatever your commercial goods are, we can ship it safely in either a 20ft, 40ft or 40ft HC container to anywhere in South Africa. All our container shipping rates are fully inclusive of all UK charges up to arrival South Africa. We can even arrange to complete your customs clearance in a speedy manner for you, assist with destination arrival fees and put you in touch with a reputable shipping agent who will help you once the container arrives in South Africa.

Vehicle shipping restrictions in South Africa

Before shipping any vehicle to South Africa you must first apply for and obtain an Import Permit and a Letter of Authority. If your vehicle is only transiting through South Africa on a temporary import then it may be worth you considering a Carnet de Passage. The Import Permit can be obtained from www.itac.org.za. Permits are usually issued within 5 to 6 working days. It is therefore advisable to obtain this permit before shipping your vehicle to South Africa as it will help to eliminate any delays with the customs clearance process in South Africa.

For further information on shipping vehicles to South Africa please contact one of our valued, very experienced members of staff today. You can also check out our up to date Sailing Schedule for any vehicle shipping services to South Africa for the latest departure and arrival times.



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