Shipping to South Africa

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Excess luggage shipping since 2001 have helped many people including students to migrate from the UK with small excess luggage moves all over the Globe, We offer effective excess luggage solutions daily for people moving from the UK. We have built our reputation on customer service; reliability, choice, and customer satisfaction comes first.

So as the academic year draws near you should plan for your departure / arrival from universities in UK to South Africa, Or If you are returning home permanently at the end of semester, it’s probably a good idea to start thinking about it now. If you have decided or are deciding to immigrate to South Africa you will need a shipping company, whether you've decided to make South Africa your home for a few years or you've decided to take up permanent residence there. It's a major move - and one that requires making financial decisions and that is where we come into play at your service is Excess Luggage shipping Company for Shipping Personal Effects To & From South Africa.

We also provide express delivery services for documents and parcels via our EOS Express Courier service, AviMo and Excess-luggage have made shipping more cost effective, easy and simple. To ship your excess baggage or urgent documents, parcels via courier service, cargo services, airfreight, sea freight, unaccompanied personal effects through our Excess-Luggage Shipping service to South Africa.

International shipping, student shipping, excess-baggage whether by sea or air can appear to be a complicated and confusing process, to some destinations it is, but with years of experience in shipping and courier service all over the world we have created simple international shipping solutions.

There are customs formalities to be completed upon arrival in South Africa for excess luggage so there are official forms to be filled in, it is a quite straight forward process that you should be able to complete yourself, at no extra cost, if you do need help our agent will be available to assist you can even down load the forms from our Excess Luggage site. The good news is that there is no VAT on Export of excess-luggage of goods out of the UK. The online excess luggage price quoted is what you will pay to arrival at the port subject to service level you choose; we accept payment by cash, credit card and cheque. Please note that your excess Baggage / goods will only be dispatched once your cheque has cleared. You can also bank the funds directly in to our bank account. A fax confirmation will be requested once you have done so., for excess luggage to process your luggage / Excess baggage for shipping to South Africa. For more information please call our customer services on :

Excess Luggage Free Phone UK: 0800 096 38 39
Excess Baggage Local / Int’l: + 44 (0) 845 270 7186


  • Shipping to South Africa; Excess Baggage South Africa

Shipping Your Personal Effects To & From South Africa

Shipping has never been so easy; our on-line freight quote system allows you to see the price you will pay whether you are using Excess luggage we can supply cartons or you can use your own parcel, boxes, bags or suitcases.

Please note all personal effects; excess luggage, student shipping shipments to Far east destinations must have a packing list and photocopy of the consignee’s passport. The shipper and consignee must be the same person and must be traveling to destination or have traveled with in last three months. Original passport and airline tickets will be required for customs clearance.

Shipping has never been so easy; our on-line freight quote system allows you to see the price you will pay whether you are using Excess luggage to ship by air, sea we tend to utilize road services for movements to and from Europe, we can supply cartons or you can use your own boxes, bags or suitcases.

South Africa excess luggage

Excess Luggage for personal effects will require a full detailed, valued packing list of the unaccompanied, personal effects, excess baggage being shipped and a photo copy of the shipper’s passport. Personal effects, Excess baggage shipping, Excess luggage shipping, Personal effects are only permitted only for persons traveling. If the shipper is not traveling then the goods being sent will be classified as commercial goods, which can be liable to Duties & Taxes upon arrival in the country. The shipper and consignee must be the same person and must be traveling to destination. Original passport and airline tickets will be required for customs clearance. Please be aware of new customs regulations regarding reporting of cargo prior to arrival. Excess Luggage rates do not include some local charges which are related to customs clearance, such as Customs screening, which vary according to destination. Please be aware that quarantine fees will also apply and timescale for delivery averages 5 – 10 working days. To assist with the clearance of personal effects we would ask that the following is provided at time of shipment:

  1. Copy of Travelers passport page with photograph.
  2. Copies of any visa’s or work permits
  3. A detailed packing list
  4. An original, completed unaccompanied baggage form signed by the consignee, who must be the traveler / owner of the goods.

South Africa Customs & Quarantine procedures often require personal effects to be inspected. Delivery of personal effects cannot be made until both Customs and quarantine procedures are settled by the consignee. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit cards are accepted.

Get an Excess Baggage quote to South Africa

Customs Info :

South Africa Customs link

  • International parcel and document courier shipping: Africa and South Africa

EOS Express worldwide parcel and documents courier offer Parcel delivery within 3-5 working days throughout the following Middle east countries. Collection and Delivery are not guaranteed but currently enjoy a 97% success rate.

Collections are between 9am – 17.00pm. Don’t forget you can always drop you parcels, documents into us in Hounslow you miss our collection agent. We are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 07.00hours up till 22.00hours.

London urgent courier service for sending worldwide document courier service, urgent courier documents, we offer express international documents envelope delivery courier service to major cities worldwide, why not take advantage of cost effective courier service delivered into our depot; over 50% saving the DHL,FEDEX, UPS courier service.

Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Rep; Chad, Djibouti, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rawanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


  • Great value speedy delivery to UAE, Middle East
  • Includes deliveries to Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Rep; Chad, Djibouti, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rawanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Free $100.00 compensation cover for Total loss.


  • 3 commercial / pro-forma invoices required for customs in arrival country.
  • Full consignee details along with contact telephone number. No PO Boxes accepted.
  • No Hazardous of flammable material will be accepted or contraband.
  • 10kg maximum parcel weight
  • 170cm maximum parcel length

EOS Express Parcels are subject to ‘volumetric weight calculations’. Please use the international weight calculator to determine the volume to weight ratio of your parcel. Please be sure to use the highest of the actual or volumetric weight of your parcel.


Packing Tips;

Make sure every box / Carton / piece / luggage is somehow labeled with your last name and arrival address info. Be sure to tape all of the seams of the cartons (top, bottom and side). So that cartons do not collapse be sure they are filled to the top, using packing materials to fill any unused spaces. If you still have space then cut the carton down carefully and tape it up well.

Appliances: If possible, pack appliances in the original boxes using the original packing materials. Otherwise wrap smaller appliances in bubble wrap before placing them in cartons.

Car vehicle Shipping to South Africa

Car is shipped in an ‘individual use’ sol sealed 20’ Container from the London warehouse. Ships normally sail every week taking 4–6 weeks in transit to Durban, Cape Town. It can take a further 1 to 2 weeks before a car is ready to be registered to be used on the road in South Africa.

A booking is made by completing our application for shipping form and can be made up to 3 months or as little as two week before shipment. A copy of V5 the UK registration document is required.

The Personal Import requirements are normally that South African permanent residency is required with only one car per person allowed which must have been owned and used in the UK for a minimum period of 12 months unless the vehicle is older than 1989.

Items packed inside a car travel free of charge. A list of goods is required for export for U.K customs as well as arrival customs and quarantine and these would be cleared separately from the vehicle. South Africa car shipping to Cape Town, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Port Elizabeth For more information of shipping cars please contact our customer service team on: 0845 270 7186

Shipping from South Africa to UK, see our import page or contact customer services.

Customs Clearance requirement:

For you to clear South African Customs, certain documentation is required. We would advise you to complete these and give them to our agent in advance of the shipment arriving, so that there will be no delay in clearing the goods. To clear personal or household effects we require a packing list or inventory, a clearing mandate, form DA304. Certified photocopies of your passport is also required, but please note that this is only valid for clearance if copied after you have arrived in South Africa when it will include your entry stamp. Copies of passports given to us here in the UK (which naturally will not have your SA entry details) will not be accepted for clearance purposes. When you get to South Africa you should copy the page with your personal details and all pages with stamps, have them certified at a police station or post office, and send them to the agent together with your immigration permit. When you receive your arrival notification. Alternatively if you wish, you can visit your nearest Customs office with all your completed original documents. This means you can personally answer any queries Customs may have which the agent might not be able to answer for you.

Please note that failure to complete the necessary forms will cause delay in Customs clearance. If your goods cannot be cleared due to lack of required documents, they will be held in Customs bonded store until they can be cleared. This will mean that you may be charged for Customs bond storage while you complete the documents.

Duty & Customs Regulations

it is your own responsibility to ensure that you are aware of how current regulations affect the status of your shipment with regard to whether or not your shipment or certain items in it are liable to duty. However, at the time of writing, returning South African residents must have been absent from South Africa for an unbroken period of more than six months to qualify for duty free entry of personal and household effects. Immigrants must have a work or residence permit to qualify for duty free entry; temporary residents should be in possession of a valid temporary work permit, and foreign diplomats will be required to present a diplomatic clearance certificate. In all cases, goods which are brand new or have not been owned for more than one year are subject to duty.

There is no duty free allowance for alcohol, and as an Import Permit will be required. it is advised best not to ship alcohol.

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