Removals South Africa

International Removals to South Africa

Ark Relocation has more than 25 years of experience with helping families, individuals and businesses to move to South Africa. Moving such a long distance requires specialist equipment and expertise, and we can help people to move their cars, commercial items, and furniture from continent to continent.

If you are looking to move to South Africa, then you should complete our pre-move international moving survey, which will help you to determine which items you want to have transported to South Africa and which should be put into storage. The survey will also help to establish if there is anything that you need to have sent over via airfreight. Anything taken by airfreight will be waiting for you when you get there, so it is a good idea to have important items shipped that way so you can make yourself comfortable while you wait for the delivery of your other items. Our comprehensive survey will help you to make sure that every item that you want to take with you comes with you.

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Moving to south africa

Moving to South Africa

South Africa is a popular destination for expatriates who want to go somewhere with great weather and a lower cost of living, where they can enjoy a higher standard of living and lots of leisure options. South Africa is a country known for having lots of natural beauty and a diverse culture. There are more than 200,000 UK expats in the country, of which more than 38,000 are drawing a UK state pension. South Africa is a stunning country, and it is somewhere that attracts both tourists and people who are looking to invest or grow a business, as well as retirees.

Those who are looking to get a visa as a retired person will need to have assets worth at least R20,000 a month. It is possible to claim a UK state pension if you retire to South Africa, but the pension will not be uprated in line with inflation in the same way that they would if you had stayed in the UK. If you are planning to move to South Africa then be sure to discuss vaccinations with your doctor before you leave the UK.


Shipping Services to South Africa

You have several options for moving your items to South Africa. One is to move your items in an exclusive use container. We will bring the container to your residence where it can be loaded with your belongings and then go straight to the port to be taken to South Africa.

If you are shipping smaller items then the shared container service is a better option, and is an economical way to transport a smaller amount of possessions.

We have a partner removals company in South Africa that will help with paperwork and customs clearance, as well as unpacking and setting up your furniture and household goods at your new residence. Call us today if you would like to know more about our international removals services.

Exclusive Use Container / Full Container Load (FCL) to Africa

If you are shipping your furniture and household effects in a sole use container, the container will arrive at your residence in the UK and then be go straight to the port to be loaded onto a vessel.

Shared Container Service to South Africa

A shared container or groupage service is a good option if you are shipping small volumes or if you are looking for a more economical way to ship your household items.

Our Partner Removals Company In Africa

Our dedicated agents in South Africa will ensure that all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed in the correct fashion and arrange the unloading, unpacking and setting up of your household goods to your satisfaction which also includes the removal of any used packing materials.

South African Customs Clearance

When your shipment arrives in South Africa we will arrange for your personal effects/household effects to be customs cleared and supply and help you complete all required documents.

We will require the following documentation to clear your goods through the republic of South African customs.

  • Forms DA 304 and P.1.160 must be completed for the household / personal effects

  • Copy of passport
  • Copy visa or residency
  • Inventory of goods (this will be completed our operatives)
  • Purchase receipts (only applicable if you are importing any newly purchased goods)

Prohibited goods 

  • Counterfeit goods of any description
  • Unlicensed copies of copyrighted goods
  • Fireworks and other explosives
  • Firearms and other weapons that are fully automatic
  • Illicit or poisonous substances
  • Prison-made goods

Storage in South Africa

Ark Relocation can arrange the storage of your effects in South Africa through our partner network, onwards delivery of your effects after storage is no problem either.

If you’re moving to South Africa and looking for a high quality removal service, Ark Relocation can help.

Call now on 01908 311 001

to speak to one of our international specialists or simply complete our

Online Quotation form

Removals South Africa 19th November 2018

Contact Details

ARK Relocation
Unit B
11 Bilton Road
Denbigh East, Bletchley
Milton Keynes,

Tel: 01908 311001
Fax: 01908 311 006


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