There is a range of companies to choose from when shipping belongings and furnishings to Johannesburg. Aspects such as the volume of goods, distance between origin and destination, and method of shipping will have an effect on cost. Air freight is fast but expensive, while sea freight is much cheaper but also much slower.

For some expats, the ideal solution is splitting up their possessions, with essentials being transported by air and less essential, bulkier items by sea. Be aware that customs clearance time is hard to predict and may delay shipments even further.


Shipping pets to Johannesburg

To ship pets to South Africa, a valid import permit and veterinary health certificate will need to be presented. There must be proof that dogs and cats entering the country are vaccinated against rabies and implanted with a microchip. If the required documentation cannot be presented to the authorities, pets may be put into quarantine. They will then only be released once the documentation has been received. In addition, dogs from certain countries are subject to a standard quarantine as a matter of course.

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Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.

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