Rapid Shipping are a market leader in shipping to South Africa. Whether you are shipping household goods or commercial freight to South Africa, we have a service to suit. Full or part containers by sea and daily airfreight delivery to South Africa. With over 20 years experience in shipping to South Africa and a well established network of local delivery agents, we have the local know-how to handle all paperwork and customs formalities.
Shipping Time to South Africa
Shipping time from UK to South Africa is around 4 weeks for goods shipped by sea in a dedicated shipping container. For goods sent in a part load container the shipping time to South Africa is around 6 weeks. Part load times are not guaranteed in advance, so we always recommend that you check in advance with our team for our latest shipping schedule to South Africa before planning delivery to South Africa.
Air shipping time to South Africa is around 1 – 2 days. We offer daily departures from major UK airports so delivery time from UK to South Africa is normally no longer than 3 days.
As with any country, exact shipping time from the UK to South Africa will depend upon the time taken for customs clearance in South Africa. Air shipments will normally be delivered in South Africa within 1 – 2 days of arrival. For sea shipments to South Africa, customs clearance and delivery would normally be complete within one week.
For more specific information regarding shipping times, or to check our part load shipping schedule for South Africa, please contact our team on 01604 926201.
Shipping Costs to South Africa
The cost of shipping to South Africa will depend upon the type and size of your shipment, and whether it is shipped by sea or air. For shipments sent by sea the shipping cost will also depend on whether your goods are shipped as a part load or a full load shipment.
Air shipping costs to South Africa are based on a combination of the dimensions and weight of your consignment. It is important that this information is accurate in order for us to prepare an exact quotation for your air shipping costs.
Sea shipping to South Africa can be on either a full load or part load basis. For goods sent as a full load, shipping costs are based on a lump sum for an entire shipping container, and will not vary, no matter how full or empty the container is. For goods sent as a part load, the shipping cost will depend upon the amount of space your goods take up in the container. It is therefore important that you have accurate sizes of your goods for shipment so we can prepare an accurate quotation for your shipping costs.
To get exact shipping costs to South Africa, please contact one of our shipping team on 01604 926201 or complete the shipping quote request form on the right hand side of this page.
Shipping Goods to South Africa
For commercial exporters shipping goods to South Africa we provide a full range of export facilities. Daily collections throughout the UK with air shipping and sea shipping options.
We have regular part load shipping schedule to South Africa with weekly departures to minimise South Africa shipping times.For larger consignments of shipping goods to South Africa we will deliver a container directly to your premises for you to load. If you prefer we can send our one of our specialist loading crews to pack your shipping goods into the container.
Our network of South Africa based customs agents will ensure that all customs formalities are handled smoothly and we will handle all necessary documentation. We can obtain Certificate of Origin documents directly from the Chamber of Commerce on a ‘same day’ basis to ensure your goods are shipped as quickly as possible.
For more information on shipping goods to South Africa, please contact our shipping team on 01604 926201 or complete the shipping goods quote request form.
Shipping Boxes to South Africa
Need to ship boxes from the UK to South Africa? We supply free shipping boxes and bubble wrap, daily collections throughout the UK, and ‘per box’ shipping costs to South Africa. Chose from either air shipping or sea shipping to South Africa with daily departures by air and a regular sea shipping schedule. We can also ship your own boxes, bags, suitcases and other small items to South Africa. We offer free UK storage to all our customers shipping boxes, so we can ship your boxes to coincide with your arrival in South Africa.
- Unlimited free shipping boxes, tape and bubble wrap
- Ship our boxes or ship your own boxes, bags & suitcases
- Daily collections throughout the UK
- Regular sailing schedule to South Africa
- Prices are ‘per box’ so you know exactly what your shipping costs will be
- Online tracking
- Fully comprehensive transit insurance available
To find out our costs for shipping boxes to South Africa or to discuss your box shipping requirements in more detail, please complete the quote request form or call us on 01604 926201 and speak to our shipping team about costs for shipping boxes to South Africa.
Shipping Furniture to South Africa
From a few selected pieces of furniture to a full household removal with cars – we handle furniture shipping to South Africa for thousands of satisfied customers every year. Our expert packing teams will carefully wrap your furniture items in your home and create a full customs inventory. A complete door to door service means we handle all aspects of customs clearance in South Africa. Our local partner will deliver your furniture and household goods directly to your new home in South Africa, unpack and remove the debris. We provide full transit insurance for your peace of mind and protection.
- Choose full export packing service or pack your own boxes
- Choice of full or part-load shipments to suit your budget
- Shipped in secure steel containers under customs seal
- Regular sailings to South Africa with onward delivery throughout the country
- All customs clearance and paperwork handled – full door to door service
- Furniture delivered into your new South Africa home and unwrapped
- Comprehensive transit insurance
- Storage available in UK or South Africa
Car Shipping to South Africa
Wondering how to ship your car to South Africa? We offer a choice of container shipping or roll-on roll-off car shipping to South Africa. Our regular car shipping schedule means weekly departures for South Africa and we can arrange full transit insurance for your peace of mind. For high value or non-running cars we can collect directly from your home or office and deliver to the port directly.
When you import your car into South Africa we provide a choice of full customs clearance or a door-to-port service where you can collect your car directly.
- Roll-On Roll-Off or Containerised car shipping
- Weekly shipping schedule to South Africa
- Nationwide collection service
- Secure UK storage available
- Full car customs clearance service
- Comprehensive transit insurance
For cheapest car shipping costs and up to date shipping schedules to South Africa, please call one of our car shipping team on 01604 926201 or complete the quote request form and we will contact you directly.
Free Quotations and Shipping Advice
We always offer free quotations and our staff are always happy to give shipping advice to anyone! If you need a specific shipping time to South Africa, or want specific shipping costs for your individual project or relocation, just give one of our team a call on 01604 926201. It’s helpful if you know specific details of what you are sending – but don’t worry if you don’t have all the information as we will always help as much as possible and the gaps can be filled in later.