There are many price variables like the company, the type of car, and the shipping method used to ship a car from the UK to South Africa.
There are many different reasons why South Africans may choose to ship their cars from the UK.
However, the price of this shipment will be determined by a range of factors such as the shipping company, the type of car being shipped, and the shipment method used.
Reasons why people ship their cars to South Africa
The most common reason why people ship their cars from the United Kingdom (UK) to South Africa is because they are returning to the country after living in the UK for a while. There are other reasons, like collectable cars or special modifications which could be the reason for the shipment.
How much is shipping a car from the UK to South Africa?
Although there are many variables that contribute to the total cost of shipping a car, like the transport service, the shipping method, the import duties and taxes, and your type of car, the cost of the shipment for different types of cars from the UK to South Africa, in general, are as follows:
|Type of car||Estimated cost for shipping (in pound sterling)||Estimated cost in (in rand as per the 28 June 2022 exchange rate)|
|Car||£715 to £1209||R13 987.04 to R 23 650.81|
|SUV or 4×4||£813 to £1449||R 15 904.14 to R28 345.76|
Different shipping methods for cars from the UK to South Africa
There are two main shipping methods that are used to transport cars from the UK to South Africa. The first is called RO-RO (roll on/ roll off) and it is the more affordable shipping option. The second is R-Rak or container shipping, which is more expensive.
What other costs are there when shipping a car from the UK to South Africa?
It is important to keep in mind that shipping costs as quoted by transportation companies often do not include duties and taxes that you need to pay once the car arrives in South Africa. In addition, there may also be other hidden costs associated with the shipment.
Restrictions for shipping cars to South Africa
The costs are not the only barrier associated with shipping a car from the UK to South Africa, you also need to apply for an import permit and a letter of authority before you can start the process of shipping your car.