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Car Shipping to Cape Town

Car Shipping to Cape Town

  • Fast Information
  • Cost starts from: £1365.00
  • Roll on/Roll off: No ✘
  • Container Shipping: Yes ✓
  • Frequency of sailing: Weekly

Weekly Container Shipping to Cape Town

Our Car shipping to Cape Town service sails by container only from the port of Tilbury on our safe and very reliable vessels. Ship Cars Ltd 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.  We can also offer Shared container services from Hoddesdon, Enfield once a month.

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. Our fastest transit time of only 24 days ensures that our customers receive their vehicles in the best of time. Our experienced members of staff will provide you with the best service and will endeavour to make your vehicle shipping experience to Cape Town 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 £1365.00 for a car  by dedicated container. This rate, includes all UK fees from Tilbury to Cape Town (except Marine insurance as this is optional to take out). 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 fully insured 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 . 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 or  Port Elizabeth in South Africa . Unfortunately the only way to successfully ship a smaller vehicle to Cape Town is by container.  We also offer Breakbulk services for vans, trucks, motorhomes, trailers & plant machinery from Immingham twice a month for larger vehicles only.

We have been successfully shipping vehicles to Cape Town from the UK for over 15 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.

ITAC Import Permit & LOA Requirements

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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