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Car Shipping UK South Africa

Auto Shippers International Car Shipping to and from Cape Town and Durban

Weekly shared container car shipping services to Cape Town and Durban.

  • Import and Export services available.
  • Weekly Container Shipping services to South Africa from London
  • Fortnightly Roll on Roll off Car Shipping Services from Southampton
  • Cape Town Port to Port Transit time from UK is 17 days
  • Durban port to port transit time is 26 days
  • Import Duty and Taxes explained
  • Fully insured car shipping services

Cost of Shipping a Car from the UK to South Africa

How much does it cost to ship a car to South Africa? See below for current car shipping costs from the UK. Rates are current at the time of writing but please check with us prior to booking.

Quick Answer: The port-to-port charge for shipping a car from the UK to South Africa is between £1,400 and £1,900 depending on your vehicle and destination.

The below rates are based on our R-Rak services from London to Cape Town/Durban. They do not include landed charges in South Africa, applicable duty or taxes nor import /export document fees. Please complete the online quote form on this page to get a detailed quotation and read our terms and conditions for shipping your car to South Africa.

RoRo Car Shipping Costs to South Africa

R-Rak Destination Shipping Cost
Saloon Car Durban £1,400
Cape Town £1,400
SUV / 4x4 Durban £1,650
Cape Town £1,650

We have loading facilities in Rainham, London where you can deliver your car personally or we can arrange vehicle collections throughout the UK.

Through our trusted agents in South Africa we help with clearing your car through customs and arranging for your car to be delivered to destinations including Johannesburg or Pretoria.

For a South African car shipping quote and details of shipping costs please use our form on the left. You can also call FREE 0800 3890784 or contact us here.

Members of The British International Freight Association (BIFA)

As fully accredited members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) we offer specialist marine car shipping insurance cover underwritten Royal and Sun Alliance for that added peace of mind. Based at one of Europe's busiest car shipping terminals in Bristol, all our staff are seasoned professionals with a wealth of experience in all aspects of transporting vehicles to South Africa for our private clients. From classic and vintage cars to premier marques, BMW, Mercedes and Jaguar or just the family saloon you can rely on Autoshippers to ensure the safe shipping of your car to South Africa.

We are also pleased to provide a detailed South African car shipping and import guide covering all aspects of shipping your car to South Africa. Information includes everything from what to do before you go to customs regulations on arrival and what to expect at destination.
You can find our South Africa car import and customs guide and fact sheet here.

Sailing Schedule & transit times for shipping to South Africa


UK to South Africa R-Rak Sailing Schedules

Destination Vessel Sailing Date From Transit Times
Port Elizabeth Hoegh London 13/06/2024 Southampton 22
Hoegh Trove 20/06/2024
Hoegh Trotter 08/06/2024
Hoegh Oslo 13/06/2024
Durban Hoegh London 13/06/2024 Southampton 26
Hoegh Trove 20/06/2024
Hoegh Trotter 08/06/2024
Hoegh Oslo 13/06/2024

Video - How We Ship Your Car to South Africa

In this video we show you our process for shipping your car from the UK to South Africa in a 20ft container.

  • The car is loaded and secured at our facility to ensure it doesn't move during shipment.
  • It is driven into the container and positioned before all four wheels are safely chocked using either metal or wood chocks.
  • Strong, padded ratchet straps are used to lash the wheels to the container's built-in securing eyelets.
  • If straps cannot be secured around the wheels, the vehicle's front and rear towing eyelets are used for secure lashing.
  • All shipping containers adhere to strict safety regulations, ensuring structural integrity and protection from weather conditions.

Check out our container car shipping page for more information on our container shipping process, and for more car shipping videos see our video gallery.

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