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Removals to South Africa

Moving to South Africa? And need an international removals company specialising in shipping and removals to South Africa?

Imove arrange shipping and international removals to South Africa ports in Cape Town, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and the inland freight terminal in Johannesburg. From these major ports we can deliver to all towns and cities in South Africa.

Imove can assist with full house removals, part house removals, baggage, cars and motorcycle removals and shipping to all of South Africa door to door..

Removals to South Africa service:

Planning a move overseas can be very stressful and time consuming. If it is your first international removal to South Africa you are going to need lots of information and guidance on the International move process and documentation requirements in South Africa.

When planning a removal to South Africa you will need to consider how much do you want to send, how much do you want to pay, and whether you want a full packing service, partial packing service, or whether you intend to pack everything yourselves. Then there are budget constraints, how much you have to spend on the removal and shipping costs. That’s where the Imove Move Coordinator can help and be on hand to answer all those questions and work with you to arrange the shipping to South Africa on time and within your budget.

You will have the choice of either shipping your goods in a sole use dedicated container or by a share a container service. The service chosen largely depends on the volume of the goods to be moved to South Africa measured in either cubic feet or cubic metres.
 
Generally if you are shipping all of the contents of a 3, 4 or 5 bed house you will need either a 20’ or 40’ shipping container. The contents of smaller properties can be shipped on a share a container service (sometimes called a part load service) or in a sole use dedicated container. Shipments consisting of boxes, cartons and suitcases only can be shipped as a baggage service. Basically this is a shipment which can be collected and delivered by one person, typically each item should not weigh more than 30kgs.
 
Packing:
In order to save costs many people opt to pack their own boxes, cartons, or cases in preparation for their international move. This will certainly save on International removal companies labour costs. However “packed by owner” items will not be covered by the remover’s Insurance policy. If you are planning to pack yourself you need to
ensure the packing cartons used are of export quality. Double wall cartons are the best. Packing boxes can be purchased from packing boxes.co.uk and are delivered next day free of charge. 

Removals to South Africa costs:

All moving companies costs are based on the total volume of the goods to be moved, packing costs, collection costs, shipping costs and delivery costs are all calculated as £’s per cubic foot or cubic metres. It is therefore very important that when comparing removal companies quotations that you check all companies are quoting on the same volume and a comparable service.  Volume = the space your goods take up in the shipping container.  We are able to work out a volume of the goods to be moved from a list of the items to be moved or for larger removals a free home survey can be arranged.

For a free no obligation Removals to South Africa quote complete our quote request form or to discuss your requirements and the service required call one of our friendly move coordinators FREE on 0800-998-7024.

Vessel transit Times:
Vessel transit times vary greatly and are dependent upon the port of arrival in South Africa. The major ports are Cape Town, Durban, East London, and Port Elizabeth. Shipments for Johannesburg are via the port at Durban, and then are either trucked or transported by train to the Inland freight terminal in Johannesburg.  

Documentation:
The documentary requirements for shipments into South Africa include:
Copies of your and passport,
Completed South African Customs Form.
Bill of Lading (supplied by Imove)
Inventory/packing list of the goods shipped (supplied by Imove)
 
You should arrive at least 10-15 working days before the arrival of the shipment at the port of entry into South Africa. You must be in South Africa to customs clear your goods.
 
Imove are highly experienced in shipping and documentary requirements for household goods shipments and removals to South Africa, our dedicated move coordinator’s will be on hand to advise you of everything you need to know, and will guide you throughout the move from start to finish, right up to delivery to your new home in South Africa.
 
For a very competitive quotation for your removal to South Africa call Imove on 0800-998-7024 or complete our online quote request form.

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Imove International Removals Ltd is rated 4.40 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 83 merchant reviews

4.40 / 5 Rating
83 Reviews
Very simple and the guys excellent
Bad experience with iMove. They said we would need 2 extra men because of difficult access and unnecessarily charged us extra. But the men that turned up said no extra help was required. But Nikki didn't care and wouldn't refund us. This topped up an overall bad experience anyway. They (Nikki) did not once call to update us on where our goods were or to inform us of delivery date. I had to follow up each time and got canned and even rude responses to these queries. Would not use again.
We used this company for our move from London to Auckland (NZ). The experience was really good at first, but when we received our boxes in Auckland, one was missing with parts for our baby's cot. At first they wouldnt want to hear anything as I didnt subscribe to an insurance (I didnt complain about the various things that arrived broken, but i thought delivering all the 25 boxes without missing one was the bare minimum we could expect from a moving company), I then had to escalate and speak to someone higher in the hierarchy, they first told me that they would cover the cost for replacing the cot...and then went silent. After 2 months I had to send them an email every week to have an update and it was always "we ll come back in a few days" (of course they did not) ... more than 2 months after my complaint (and 6 months after they collected the boxes in London to send them to Auckland) we are now left without a cot bed for our 10 month old baby and we have to buy another one for £300 as they cant replace the parts or even refund the cost. Needless to say that I am very disappointed, we paid top money for that move hoping it would go well but not only did they lose a box but the interaction to try and get a refund was very slow and painful. There are so many other moving companies, I would strongly advise to go with someone else.