Shipping Baggage to South Africa from UK

What is a baggage shipment with a removal company, by definition; baggage shipment is packed by owner shipments (PBO) which can be collected and delivered by one person and consist of cartons / cardboard boxes, suitcases, trunks, Golf Clubs, bicycles etc. to a max weight of 25kgs per item

Our high-Quality teams have many years’ experience in arranging your baggage shipments to South Africa from the UK, if you have a baggage shipment then look no further. Relo UK the moving company are the professionals when it comes to moving your luggage, cartons, bicycles, trunks etc.

Baggage Shipping by sea freight, this method is recognised as the most economical choice, however by the sea freight option, this is generally classed as the slower option due to tyranny of distance involved.

Air freight by contrast to sea freight is a fast, efficient and effective service, but it is more expensive than the sea freight option, but if time is of the essence, then this service is for you.

Our excess baggage shipping service covers all South Africa from our Cape Town facility.

Why Choose Relo UK

Let Relo UK team of dedicated professionals tailor made a quotation for your today to your exacting requirements, whether you are moving 1 item or more than 10+ items, we can provide you with a competitive cost.

As a proud member of the international mover’s association (IAM) we have the reputation and expertise when it comes to shipping baggage to South Africa from the UK.

We would welcome the opportunity to provide you with the best export baggage shipping service on the market today, our team of professionals are well trained to look after your exacting requirements

Our number one priority when shipping baggage is that you receive the very best service available in today’s fast paced environment; Call us today on Tel: 0843 289 4350 / 01323 763689, or email us at,

Rest assured, our service will be fast efficient and competitive.


Getting the right advice is essential

Remember; it is your precious possessions that you are moving so do insist on choosing the best baggage shipping company to South Africa from the UK you feel you can trust.

Are my possessions going to be safe & secure?

All your possessions will be professionally handled by our own staff. As members of various International Associations, our staff are trained to exacting standards.

What are the costs of shipping Baggage to South Africa from the UK?

Our quotations are based on volume, and we can tailor made to suit your needs and requirements. We will provide you with a written quotation outlining the services offered and our contract conditions and exclusions. Prices will vary depending on whether you are baggage shipping 1 item or have several items to move.

How long will it take to arrive?

Generally, with an international baggage shipping service, standard time is approximately 8-10 weeks depending on destination. By liaising with your Move Manager, it may be possible to reduce or increase these delivery times so that they fit in with your travel arrangements.

What if I don’t know when I am moving?

As professional baggage shippers, we are constantly able to fit clients in a short notice for collection dates, normally we work on a fortnight notice is best, however we can accommodate clients on 24 hours’ notice if time is of the essence.

Do I need a delivery address before it arrives?

All we require prior to shipping is a contact address and contact details. You must however be present in South Africa 10 days prior to your baggage shipment arriving at the port, once your baggage shipment has arrived in SA and has been through the customs clearance formalities, it is at this point, we will require a delivery address, however if you are not in a position to provide, we can arrange storage on your behalf.


Insurance is an important consideration in any relocation. If you are packing the baggage shipment yourself, we would be able to offer you a total loss policy, if we are professional packing your consignment for you, then we can provide an all-risks marine transit insurance policy. A transit
proposal form will be provided with all our quotation extended. We advise you to read the information carefully; if there any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask.

Moving day has arrived, what happens next?

Prior to your moving day, our operations team will confirm the date and approximate time scale. Once crew has arrived at your collection address, we will prepare the baggage shipment for transit, with owner packed cartons, we will check, that they confirm to international moving standards and are in good condition for the journey, if not, we may suggest that we repack for you at an additional cost. We will also number and list on a specialised inventory form each individual item and give you a copy for your records, we will then load our vehicle and return to our depot to consolidate into a shared / groupage container for shipping to South Africa.

When my Baggage shipping has arrived in South Africa, what happens next?

You will need to be present in South Africa a minimum of 10 days prior to shipment arriving and our SA partners will contact you before your consignment arrives at the port. Once it has arrived, we will arrange for your baggage consignment to be customs cleared by South Africa Customs. To assist us with your clearance you will be required to complete an unaccompanied effects statement which is a SA customs form DA 304, this can be completed in the UK before your departure or in SA. Once customs formalities have been completed, we will require delivery address.

Will there be additional charges to pay?

Quotation extended will be based on a ground floor door to ground floor door service and will included terminals and custom clearance formalities, what is not included in our quotations are deliveries above ground floor i.e., lift and stairs, abnormal access i.e., long carry, parking, customs inspection fees, any customs duty or taxes on new goods are goods that do not meet the unaccompanied effects ruling.

Payments and Deposits?

On booking of your baggage shipping, we will take a 15% deposit to secure your nominated collection date. Once your shipment has been collected, we will provide you with a final balance invoice which will be In accordance with our trading terms we will respectfully request that we receive payment of the invoice within 72 hours of it being issued.
Once payment has been received your consignment will be scheduled to depart as per your quoted terms. Of course if we can assist you further at any time please do not hesitate to contact our office on 01323 763689 or


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