Moving to South-Africa

Moving your items to South-Africa

Are you moving to South Africa? Transpack is specialized in international moves to different destinations in South Africa. You can move from Amsterdam to Cape Town for as little as €424.

Calculate the costs without any obligation to your new destination in South Africa.

South Africa in a nutshell:

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CapitalCape Town
Population53.7 million
CurrencyRand (R)
Official languages 

Eleven official languages, including: African, English, Sotho, Swazi, Xhosa and Zulu.

Moving to South Africa

When you move to South Africa, you may want to take your belongings with you. Transpack can help you with that. For a move to South Africa you can choose sea freight with direct transport, which means putting your shipment in their own moving container ,or including your shipment in a joint container (groupage) so you share the costs with others. For small shipments it is also possible to book air freight, but beware: this way of transport is more expensive!

It is also possible to add optional moving services to your move, such as disassembling and packing your belongings or hiring a handyman.

The costs of moving to South Africa

The biggest advantage of a sea freight moving container to South Africa is the cost. A huge number of moving containers go on one boat, so the price is lower than moving by air freight. Transpack can make you a tailor-made offer for your move with all costs and options.

AmsterdamKaapstadfrom € 424,-Request a quote

How long will my possessions be on their way to South Africa?

How long your belongings will be on their way to South Africa depends on the type of transport you choose. If you choose air freight, your belongings will be in your new home within 2 to 3 weeks. If you choose to move by private sea container, it will take approximately 6 to 8 weeks, with groupage it takes 10 to 12 weeks on average.

Tips for emigrating to South Africa

When you have taken the step to emigrate to South Africa, it is of course exciting. Fortunately, homesickness for the Netherlands is mitigated, because even when you move to South Africa, you will find cities called Utrecht, Ermelo, Middelburg and Amersfoort. Africa is known for its amazing nature, the friendly mentality of the people and the wonderful weather. However, before you can enjoy this paradise, there are some important things to consider when you emigrate to South Africa.

Do I need a visa for South Africa?

For residents of certain countries, a visa is required to travel to South Africa and emigrate. Check the site of Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival, for the latest information

Our Eurohome Relocation Specialists can help you arrange a work visa.

What should I take with me when I move to South Africa?

To help you prepare for your trip, we have put together a few tips for you. Make sure that you do not send documents, keys, medication, jewelry and other important items in your sea and/or air freight shipment. Always take these things with you.

ClothingIt is important to bring appropriate clothing to South Africa. Think of casual clothing made of cotton material for summer and lightweight wool clothing for winter.
Travel plug The main voltage in South Africa is 230 Volt and the frequency is 50Hz. You need an adapter plug if you bring electrical devices.
MedicinesCheck if your medication is available in South Africa and what the maximum amount is that you can take with you. Also check if you need a medical certificate to take your medication with you when traveling.
DocumentsTake important documents such as passport, visa documents etc. with you in your hand luggage – also make copies.
Personal itemsThink of your favorite care products, things that remind you of home and other things that shouldn’t be missing when traveling.

Tip: bring a set of extra clothing in your hand luggage in case your checked-in luggage is delayed or lost.


If you have any questions about moving to South Africa, please feel free to contact us.