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Vehicle Shipping From the UK to Botswana

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  • Cost starts from: £1580.00
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  • Frequency of sailing: Monthly

International car shipping services to Botswana sail from the ports of Immingham, Sheerness or Teesport twice a month.  As Botswana is land-locked, we will ship your vehicle up to arrival Walvis Bay in Namibia and transport it by truck up to Gaborone border.

Ship Cars Ltd has been shipping vehicles to Botswana by RORO & Containers for over 10 years, we have extensive knowledge of the procedures and formalities in Namibia in order to have it safely delivered to Gaborone for you every time. As a fully insured company you can rest assure that your vehicle is in safe hands when shipping it with us. RORO shipping to Botswana is by far the most preferred method of shipment from the UK.

How much to ship a vehicle to Botswana?

The cost to ship a vehicle will vary depending on its size. For example, saloon cars are cheaper than 4×4’s which are cheaper than say vans. Saloon cars should measure no more than 1.6mtrs high, whereas 4×4’s should measure no more than 2mtrs high or 18CBM before being rated as a small van rate which is more expensive as the price is worked out based on the overall length, width and height.

Shipping costs to Botswana

Typical car shipping costs to Botswana are broken down as follows;

  • Ocean freight for a saloon car by roll on/roll off services from Sheerness to Walvis Bay in Namibia costs £725.00.
  • Customs clearance for a saloon car costs £395.00 in Namibia
  • Car delivery by multi car road transporter to Gaborone costs £480.00.
  • Car shipping costs  to Botswana will increase depending on the vehicle size being shipped, for example 4 x 4’s will cost £795.00 for the ocean freight to Namibia
  • And clearance in Walvis Bay will be £425.00 whereas delivery to Botswana will be £580.00.

The costs to ship a car to Botswana do not include any duty or taxes that may be applicable and rates should be sourced from an agent in Botswana prior to shipping.

Roll on/roll off car shipping to Botswana

Roll On/Roll off shipping to Botswana

There are two ways in which we can ship your vehicle from the UK to Botswana. The first and probably the easiest and least expensive way is to ship it by RoRo (also known as roll on/roll off).

Your vehicle is driven onto specially designed ships and will be secured for transit using ratchet straps to the front and the rear of your vehicle. Your vehicle is then driven off the vessel once it has reached the port of Walvis Bay in Namibia, it will then be parked in a holding area until clearance has been completed by local agents. Once the vehicle has been cleared we will then transport it safely by truck to Gaborone. Transit time to Namibia takes approximately 15-18 days and vessels sail 2-3 times per month. The transit by truck to Gaborone takes approximately 48 hours.

Container car shipping to Botswana

Container shipping cars to Botswana

The other way to ship a car to Botswana is in a secure 20ft or 40ft container to Gaborone. The cost to ship a car in a container is a lot more expensive than roll on/roll off due to the complexities of loading, unloading and the transportation of it by truck from Namibia to Gaborone.

We can collect and deliver your vehicle to our loading facility or you can simply arrange to deliver this yourself to save money. We can arrange to have either a 20ft, 40ft or 40ft HC container arrive at your property where you can load this yourself within a 14 day free period.

It may also be worth checking the BURS website for further details on importing a car in to Botswana. The information is extremely helpful for anyone looking to ship a car, truck, van or trailer to Gaborone.

What paperwork is required to ship a car to Botswana?

Here is a list of documents that we need to ship your car to Botswana, the original V5C will need to be sent to a clearing agent in the port of arrival for them to assist with clearing your vehicle through customs.

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

You can also check out our up to date Sailing Schedule  to Botswana and see when the next available sailings are to Namibia.



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