Removals to South Africa
Planning to Move to South Africa?
Take advantage of our Single items and Shared loads to Dedicated full loads!
Why Choose Mr Shifter for your move to South Africa…
South Africa boasts a warm sunny climate, relatively low cost of living and English is widely spoken, amongst this is an enviable outdoor lifestyle that has brought British expats to call South Africa home.
There are several different types of visas available when it comes to moving to South Africa, so it is best to read up on which is going to suit your move to South Africa best.
For those expats over 60, they may be able to emigrate to South Africa and draw a UK state pension.
All of our international clients receive the same great service that our domestic customers have come to know and love.
Mr Shifter have been providing quality and peace of mind for its clients for almost 40 years and 2 generations of experience. We have performed 1000s of domestic and commercial relocations, we understand the importance of reputation are we are pleased that over 90% of our former clients recommend us.
We provide this same level of outstanding service and dedication to our clients on the continent as well.
How are my Goods handled when moving to South Africa…
When it comes to moving abroad, the rules of furniture transport are different. Firstly, to ensure accountability for your goods. Your removals company will need to complete a full packing service and box by box inventory. This process is to reduce the risk of any goods being erroneously shipped that are prohibited and reduce any delays passing through customs.
In addition to your goods being professional packed my your removals company, your removals company will also need to ensure that all your furniture is professionally wrapped and sealed from the moment they leave your property to the moment this arrives at your destination. This is to reduce the risk of any tampering occuring during shipment as well as improving accountability for the condition of your goods when they arrive at your new home.
For Full house moves, the appropriate sized shipping container will then be selected and your goods will be professionally packed on site. The container is then taken to your local port to begin its onward journey. It is not uncommon for this process to take between 4-6 weeks.
With your goods being transported over a long period of time, the need for detail inventories is paramount. This means that in addition to all your goods being thoroughly wrapped and inventoried, All of your goods will be labelled with your name, individual Client ID and inventory number that corresponds to your copy of the inventory.
Our removals costs can be structured to meet your budget and time frame expectations.
Your surveyor will be able to provide you an idea on time-frame and schedule for how this will all be taken care of for you.
How to Choose Your International Move
When it comes to moving internationally we have a number of ways that we can get your worldly possessions moved across to your new home.
Air freight, this is by far the quickest method of having your goods shipped to your new home abroad and get your emigrating journey off to a flying start. This is, the most expensive of all the options but by far the quickest.
Sea freight, overall, this is the most cost effective method for relocating international, whilst it has a slightly longer transfer window this far outweighs the savings over air freight options and is ideal for most people moving internationally.
In addition, we can offer direct services and shared groupage.
Direct long haul service, with this service your container will arrive at your property be loaded by our dedicated removals team, sealed and taken directly to port to be shipped.
Shared groupage consignment service, this service is one of our most popular services for small long haul moves. Your goods are collected and stored at our secure warehouse, once all of our consignments are collected for a given location these are then shared space in a container with other customer heading for the same destination.
This option is very cost effective but transit time can be longer between collection and delivery at your new destination.
Mr Shifter offers groupage services to many popular destinations.
Regular Services to Long Haul Destinations
At Mr Shifter Removals we can offer you regular services to Many popular destinations across the globe, all year. We work with a number of professional, dedicated long haul logistic firms and local based removals companies to ensure the service you receive when booking with Mr Shifter is second to none.
Over 40 years experience in the removals and storage industry.
We have been providing professional removals services for over 35 years, Starting off with only a small transit, the business has expanded to provide 5 Purpose built furniture trucks, and 4 Medium to Large purpose built removals vans.
Professionally trained staff.
We only use our own internally employed and trained staff. We do not contract our work out, its that simple. This gives us 100% control and accountability over each individual removal.
Popular Relocations in South Africa
- Cape Town
- Port Elizabeth
Road Haulage Association
We are a certified member of the RHA the only UK trade association dedicated to companies who move freight by road.
We pride ourselves on the fact that the majority of our business comes from our satisfied former customers. 96% of our Customers would happily recommend us, check out our reviews on Check a trade to find out more!