Moving to South Africa

Here at Arrowpak International we’ve been moving families, businesses and individuals, to and from South Africa since 1979 so you can be sure you’re in good hands.

Wherever you’re moving to in South Africa our specialist team will take care of everything to make sure your move goes smoothly and your household goods arrive at your new home safe and sound.

We realise that moving to another country can be daunting, so we will always be on hand to give you the help and advice you need at every stage of the journey, from expertly packing your fragile goods to arranging transport for cars, motorbikes and even the family pet. 

Whether you’re moving to a major city or a tranquil retreat in the countryside, our experts have the local knowledge, contacts and skills to make sure your move goes smoothly and there are no delays or bureaucratic hiccups along the way.

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South Africa

The Republic of South Africa, surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with majestic mountains, golden beaches and a rich diversity of cultures.

Since the release of Nelson Mandela in 1994 South Africa has seen a new age of democracy and an end to the oppression of the post war years.

South Africa has huge potential for growth and those settling in the country can look forward to a high standard of living and a great lifestyle in one of the most agreeable climates in the world.

Personal effects

UK citizens moving to South Africa may import household effects and personal items duty free. South African citizens moving back to the Republic may also import items duty free provided they have been out of the country for at least six months.  The team at Arrowpak International will provide you with the correct documentation, which you will need to complete before departure.


There is currently no quarantine for cats and dogs entering South Africa from the UK as long as all the paperwork is completed correctly - if not, then animals are subject to 60 days’ quarantine. All cats and dogs must be microchipped.


The electric current is 220/230 volts 50Hz. Three pronged plugs are universal.

Motor vehicles

Cars and motorcycles must be granted import approval before being shipped to South Africa.  Import duty is high, so please make further enquiries before proceeding.  The team at Arrowpak International will be happy to help.

Driving licences

A full British photocard driving licence is valid in South Africa. You must carry your licence with you every time you drive. 

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