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Excess baggage to South Africa

Excess International Movers is among the most reliable excess baggage companies in the UK, specialising in sending unaccompanied luggage to South Africa. We have accumulated a breadth of knowledge over our 30 years in the industry that allows us to send baggage of any size to countless destinations within South Africa.


There are two ways to send unaccompanied baggage to South Africa from the UK. You can decipher the most appropriate transit method for you on four main factors – consignment size, urgency, budget and location.

Send Your Unaccompanied and Excess Baggage to South Africa via Sea Freight

Shipping unaccompanied luggage is the cheapest way to get your baggage to South Africa as you will only be charged for the space your personal effects consume within a shared shipping container. However, it is a relatively slow option therefore plenty of time must be allocated for delivery.

Send Your Unaccompanied and Excess Baggage to South Africa via Air Freight

Air Freight is the most convenient and fastest method of sending unaccompanied baggage from the UK to South Africa. Air freight costs are greater than sea as quotes are calculated on overall weight of the consignment. However, unaccompanied luggage will be with you in no time! There are a few options for when your goods arrive in South Africa; each varying in cost and delivery time.


Our removals to South Africa from the UK have reached endless towns and cities. Some of the most frequent destinations we deliver to include:

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg, Pretoria, Evaton, George, Witbank, Bloemfontein, Soshanguve, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Orkney, Rustenburg, Paarl, Queenstown, Ermelo, Polokwane, Mondlo, Sasolburg, Nigel


Our unaccompanied luggage to South Africa services operate on a door to door basis, so you don’t have to lift a finger and you can carry on with your day.

Inclusive in our unaccompanied baggage costs are:

  • An assigned move co-ordinator to oversee your shipment from start to finish.
  • Industry approved cartons for your luggage, making sure it is protected in transit.
  • Unaccompanied baggage loaded onto freight method & send to South Africa.
  • Goods cleared, delivered & unloaded at your office, home, hotel etc. – or made available for collection at your chosen airport.
  • Unaccompanied baggage shipping fees. South Africa customs clearance & terminal fees.
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Estimated transit times

When you choose sea freight, you can expect delivery to take between 8-14 weeks door to door. Estimated time for delivery via air freight from your doorstep to the airport can take 5-10 working days, whereas delivery from door to kerbside can take between 5-15 working days. When you choose Excess International Movers to send your excess and unaccompanied baggage to South Africa, rest assured we leave nothing to chance.

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