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International Removals To Cape Town

White & Company have specialised in assisting families and individuals to ship the contents of their homes to Cape Town for over 100 years. If you are looking for International removals to Cape Town, we can ship your household effects to all the major cities, including Johannesburg, Durban, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, George, Witbank, Bloemfontein, Orkney, Rustenburg and many more.

We are founding members of the FIDI Global Alliance and have held the FAIM quality standard since its inception, the only quality standard for overseas removals. In addition, we are also founding members of BAR (British Association of Removers) & IMMI Payment guarantee scheme.

Last year alone we managed thousands of international removals incorporating household effects, personal belongings and motor vehicles, all of which we offer at unbeatable rates. For this reason, we are known as the UK’s 1st choice for moving overseas.

Co-ordinating your International Removals To Cape Town

Following your FREE pre-move survey conducted by one of our experienced International Surveyors, we will send you a copy of our detailed quotation. Upon receipt of our written quotation, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the branch office for clarification, our staff will guide you through the process using their extensive knowledge and experience in international removals to Cape Town.

Prior to Removal

It is understandable that you may not have a set removal date immediately. We recommend 4 weeks’ notice prior to removal, however we appreciate that there are a number of contributing factors that may prevent you from giving this much notice. For this reason, we offer a provisional booking process where we will allocate a crew for your removal on the provisional moving date you advise.

Items can be added/removed from your removals list prior to your removal day and the quotation will be adjusted accordingly. You can discuss any changes with your branch office.

No delivery address yet?

This is not a problem as all we will require is a contact address and contact details. The delivery address can be advised at a later date or as soon as possible following your arrival in Cape Town.

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The Day of your International Removals To Cape Town:

On the day of your removal one of our experienced export packing teams will arrive at your residence to start professionally packing the contents of your home. It is essential that any international removal is professionally export packed and wrapped using the correct packing materials. All items will be packed into export approved cartons and where necessary furniture will be wrapped and protected using export approved blankets or custom made cartons. Our export packing teams will always bring extra cartons and packing materials on your removal day, so if you are undecided over a particular item, please don’t worry. The crew will create an inventory listing all the items you are shipping, as each carton is filled.

Door to door shipping to Cape Town

At White & Company we offer a problem free door to door shipping service to South Africa, so rest assured that you are in good hands.
90 percent of full containers are loaded at your home. This is, however not always possible, it will be dependent on access to your residence and the type of load. Vehicles need to be loaded at our export depots.

If your effects do not fill a 20ft or 40ft container, then they will be shipped as a part load consignment, whereby they will be removed from your residence and taken back to one of our depots ready for shipment in the first available shared container to our trusted agents in Cape Town.

Here is a brief breakdown of our door to door shipping service to Cape Town:
• At the time of your removal we will load your belongings into a sea freight container ready for shipment to your chosen destination, Cape Town. In most cases, if your effects fill a full container this can be loaded and sealed directly at your residence and you will be given an estimated date of arrival in Cape Town.

• If you are shipping a smaller quantity of effects, then your goods will be transported back to our nearest UK depot to await shipment in the first possible shared container, you will be advised of the shipment date as soon as possible.

• It is imperative that you are in Cape Town before your goods arrive as we cannot arrange to customs clear your effects through South African Customs without you being present in the country.

• As soon as clearance has been approved our trusted partners in South Africa will contact you to arrange a suitable date for delivery of your goods. Alternatively, if you require your belongings to go into storage this can be arranged at the same point.

Artwork and Antiques:

Antiques and works of art older than 100 years may be imported free of duty if they are part of a bona fide household removal and you have owned them for 12 months or more.

Transit times:

When shipping your personal belongings to Cape Town the transit time between removal in the UK and arrival at your new home will be approximately 4-6 weeks for full container shipments. Part load shipments can take between 6-10 weeks and are dependent on how quickly a 20ft container can be filled.

Documents we will require before shipment:

• Customs forms DA304 & P.1.160
• Copy of original passport
• Permanent Residence or Work permit
• Removal inventory (we will provide this for you)
• Insurance Valuation form for Shipment Protection cover

NOTE: When shipping vehicles, it is best to discuss this with your surveyor who will guide you through the process and advise of the necessary documentation requirements.

Important note:

Restrictions may apply to certain items, if you are unsure it is best to show them to the surveyor at point of survey.
Restricted Exports to Cape Town where approval maybe required:

• Firearms and accessories will require a South African Police Firearm Registrar certificate SAP 312 & Import permit.

• Wine & Alcohol

Prohibited Exports to Cape Town:

• Narcotics
• Plant products
• Explosives or Fireworks
• Pornographic material
• Walkie-talkies
• Radios
• Certain feathers, furs, skins, tusks, etc. of animals which may fall under the protected species regulations.

For a more comprehensive list please click on the link below:


Alternatively use our branch locator to find your local branch.

Cape Town

Located at the tip of Africa and often referred to as “The Mother City”, Cape Town is South Africa’s oldest city. First developed by the Dutch East India Company in 1652, as a supply station for Dutch ships sailing to East Africa, the Far East and India. Cape Town was the first permanent European settlement in South Africa.

There is so much to discover in Cape Town. The iconic and world famous Table Mountain, beautiful stretches of clean white sand and clear blue seas. Visit the fantastic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, which attracts thousands of visitors to its great restaurants, entertainment venues and designer shops. Add to this the climate, blue skies and sunshine for most of the year. Cape Town has it all!

Property prices & International Removals To Cape Town

Property prices vary enormously in Cape Town, depending on the type of property and the suburb you choose.

Rondebosch, is close to the University of Cape Town and a popular area. Constantia and Bishopscourt are both situated close to Table Mountain, where you will find some of the more opulent homes, with price tags to match. Expect to pay in the region of R8,850,000 (£443,000).

There are more modest properties on the market, with prices in the region of R2,450,000 (£122,500). Of course you will find that they are normally substantially larger than in the UK and come with more land, so you will get more for your money in South Africa.

Local Real Estate Agents & International Removals To Cape Town

Annenberg Real Estate – 145 Sir Lowry Rd, Cape Town 8001
+27 21 465 7780. www.annenberg.co.za
Golda Jacobs Real Estate – 136 Buitengracht St, Cape Town 8001
+27 21 423 1062. www.golda.co.za

International Schools & International Removals To Cape Town

International School Of Capetown- 1st Floor 66 Main Rd Claremont, Toffie Ln, Rondebosch 7008
+27 21 674 4117. www.languages-and-translations.co.za

Restaurants & International Removals To Cape Town

Mama Africa – 178 Long St Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape Schotschekloof 8001

+27 21 426 1017. www.mamaafricarestaurant.co.za
Addis in Cape Restaurant – 41 Church Street,Cape Town Schotschekloof 8001
+27 21 424 5722. www.addisincape.co.za
The Ferrymans Tavern – V & A Waterfront Cape Town 8002
+27 21 419 7748. www.ferrymans.co.za

Travel connections & International Removals To Cape Town

Main Airports: Cape Town International Airport
Main Train Station: Cape Town Railway Station
Main Roads: R300/2/7/1

Currency Conversion & International Removals To Cape Town

When moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White and Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation foreign exchange account.

When You Arrive In Cape Town

• Our trusted partners will contact you before your container arrives at the port in South Africa; this is to ascertain your requirements regarding delivery. If you are not ready to take delivery we can arrange storage at extremely preferential rate. We recommend that you contact our agents immediately upon your arrival as you will be required to complete a customs form and produce your passport.

• All goods which arrive into South Africa are subject to South African customs and quarantine clearance procedures.

• You will need to be present in the country before customs clearance can take place, though you will not need to attend customs in person. However, you will need to be available should customs request that you attend an interview.

• Please note that customs clearance will take approximately 11 – 14 working days.

• Following Customs Clearance approval, our trusted partners will contact you to arrange a suitable date for delivery of your effects to your new home. The crew will arrive at your new property and place your items in the rooms of your choice, unwrap and remove the packing material.

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