Shipping Furniture to South Africa from the UK

Our team of enthusiastic professionals have been assisting client move furniture to South Africa for over 10 years, whether you have one piece of furniture or a whole house full at Relo UK we are here to help.

Shipping Furniture to South Africa from the UK, is based on years of extensive experience, our services are efficient, fast, and economical.

We assisted many clients over the years from a trunk to a complete house to a precious grandfather clock, whatever furniture you require to be relocated you can trust Relo UK to provide you with a comprehensive service.

All furniture is packed and collected from your home, our standard export wrapping service includes furniture double wrapped and over card to provide added projection whilst in transit. We have an outstanding track record in shipping furniture to South Africa from the UK.

We have perfected the art of shipping, let Relo UK take away your relocation concerns and let our team of dedicated professionals ensure your furniture is moved to South Africa stress free.

Our door-to-door service includes collection from your residence, UK export and South Africa customs formalities and delivery to your residence in South Africa, we will even place it the nominated room and unwrap the furniture items along with taking away the debris at the time of delivery.

Why Choose Relo UK

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

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

Our number one priority is to make sure you and your furniture receive the very best in care.

Shipping Costs for furniture to South Africa from the UK

Costs are dependent on volume of your consignment, we can tailor made quotations to you specify needs, whether you are shipping 1 item or a full container load, we can provide you with an exact competitive costing which is backed by the IAM payment guarantee system.

If your considering shipping furniture to South Africa, why not give us a call, you will not be disappointed.


Getting the right advice is essential

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

Will my furniture be safe & secure?

We have customs approved bonded warehouse with CCTV camera so once your furniture has been collected, the consignment will be safe and secure whilst we build our next shared / groupage service. 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 Furniture 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 the volume and the nature and size of the furniture you are looking to ship.

Do you provide export wrapping service?

We are able to provide you with a qualified export wrapping service by trained professionals, our staff will carefully export wrap the furniture with a bubble blanket which is designed specifically for the protection of all types of furniture during transit and storage. Softline bubble blanket offers not only the versatility of bubble on a roll abut provides greater flexibility and reduces waste compared with other traditional forms of furniture protection. With the tissue being slightly absorbent it can be not only used for furniture but has many other uses and be specifically used for packing and wrapping ceramics and leather and all types of wood furniture.

How long will it take to arrive?

Generally, with an international shipping of furniture to South Africa, approximately 8 /10 weeks based on a groupage / shared service depending on Final destination. Full exclusive use container service allows approximately 4/5 weeks. 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.

How long is the removal quote valid for?

Our quotation is valid for 28 days; this is due to the nature and vagrancies of international shipping which can be affected by currency fluctuations and increase in ocean and air freight costs.

Is any VAT applicable on removal services?

For international removals VAT is not applicable for overseas move, VAT is only applicable for UK domestic removal services I.e., storage, or ancillary services like handyman or external liftings or hire of specialised equipment.

What if I require storage prior to shipping of my furniture?

At Relo UK we have a fully customs bonded warehouse, which is alarmed and fitted with CCTV cameras for added security, whether it is for a short period whilst in transit, or for a longer term, we are able to offer you with a competitive storage cost, prior to your furniture shipping service to South Africa.

Do you offer groupage (shared) container services for smaller consignments?

Groupage (Shared) service is the economically recognised method of shipping for smaller volume moves as you are saving money by sharing costs. Shared services do require a degree of flexibility and patience as dispatch is normally once container is full, your household effects are loaded into a shared container with other ReloUK consignments bound for the same geographical destination as soon as sufficient volumes are available; this way you only pay for the container space utilised. As one of the largest groupage container operators in the UK we do offer frequent sailing dates on all major routes to South African cities.

Can you provide Insurance Cover?

Whilst great care is taken during the removal of your furniture, we will do everything possible to ensure your possessions arrive safely, Insurance is a way of managing risks. When you buy insurance, you transfer the cost of a potential loss to the insurance company.
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.

Do I need a delivery address before it arrives?

Due to South African customs requirements, you will need to be in South Africa 10 days prior to your consignment arriving. At this stage we do not need a delivery address, all we require is a contact address and contact details. Once your furniture has arrived in South Africa and has been through the customs clearance process, 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.

When has my Furniture shipping arrived in South Africa from the UK what happens next?

We will contact you before your consignment arrives at the port in South Africa, due to customs regulations you will be required to be in South Africa 10 days prior to shipment arriving. Once it has arrived, we will arrange for your furniture consignment to be customs cleared, you will be required to complete an unaccompanied effects statement which is an D304 customs form, this can be completed in the UK before your departure or in South Africa. 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 door-to-door service and will included terminals and custom clearance formalities, what is not included in our quotations are 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 furniture 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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