South Africa

our

Ports

South Africa

Port Elizabeth

East London

Durban

Europe

Bremerhaven

Antwerp/Zeebrugge

Southampton

Since 2002, we have organised more than 40 motorhome tours in Southern Africa and Namibia. Since 2009, we have shipped 4 motorhome groups to and from Port Elizabeth for the Trans-Africa tour.

SeaBridge
from Europe to South Africa

Shipping

From South­ampton / Bremer­haven / Zeebrugge to Port Elizabeth, South Africa

There are 2 to 3 ships per month. Schedule will be published around 2 months prior to departure. Sailing time is 3 weeks normally non-stop from Europe to South Africa. In case the flight does not fit the vessels arrival the local forwarder can pickup the camper for you.

Temporary import

Tourists are allowed to use their vehicle in Southern Africa without paying any import fees. A Carnet de Passage is required! This can be issued, for example, from your domestic automobile club.

Mobile phone & Internet

Mobile and smartphones work all over the countries. It makes sense to buy a local SIM card. Almost all campsites, fast food restaurants, etc. offer their customers free Wi-Fi.

Camp sites

Southern Africa offers an excellent infrastructure for traveling in a motorhome.

Diesel

The supply of diesel is not a problem in Southern Africa & Namibia. AdBlue is available at some places. Fuel prices are about 30% less than in Central Europe. Motorhomes built in South Africa are based on the Mercedes Sprinter, Fiat Ducato & Iveco.

Propane gas and electricity

We can provide you with information for filling propane bottles and tanks. The voltage is the same as in Europe. Power plugs can be purchased in South Africa.

Shipping can already pay off for a 6 week trip.

SeaBridge

CALCULATION OF SHIPPING COSTS

Shipping costs are calculated according to the maximum dimensions of the vehicle:

Length x Width x Height = Volume

Each centimeter counts. If the dimensions have been altered the price may be affected. The freight rate to South Africa is currently $ 74,00 per m³.

WHAT DOES MY MOTORHOME SHIPPING COST?

We can determine the final costs if we know the dimensions of your motorhome and your selected destination, regardless of the direction.

You can enter all the necessary information in our online form. We will provide you with the costs including all fees for your individual motorhome shipping.

free and non-binding

EXAMPLE CALCULATION

For a motorhome with sample dimensions.

Length

Width

Height

Volume

6,10 m

2,30 m

2,85 m

40,00 m³

Freight Rate

Volume

Freight Costs

74,00 $

40,00 m³

2.960 $

ADDITIONAL FEES & CHARGES

Port fees and terminal handling charge are about € 800,00

A fuel surcharge could added and adjusted according to the current oil price.

All rates and fees can change until shipping

You can find all the exact charges incurred in our shipping quotation for your individual motorhome shipping.

from South Africa to Europe

Shipping

from South Africa to Europe

There are 2 sailings per month. Schedule will be published around 1-2 months prior to departure. Sailing time is less then 3 weeks. If the departure does not fit to your flights the local forwarder can deliver the camper for you into the port.

incl. baggage/content

MARINE INSURANCE

VEHICLE VALUE UP TO €50.000

For €300 we can offer you a marine insurance for a current vehicle value of up to €50,000, including baggage/content up to €10,000.

HIGHER VEHICLE VALUE

An upgrade to a higher vehicle value is possible (eg. €100.000 for €425).

good to know

MORE INFORMATION

Walvis Bay, Namibia

At the moment we do not offer shipments to Namibia anymore:

There is a very high risk of theft on the route to Walvis Bay. This is probably due to the fact that these ships stop in West African ports on their way.
Due to this negative situation, the shipping company NMT has decided to no longer accept loaded vehicles. This means that the campers can only be shipped to Namibia completely empty.

As we cannot expect our customers to have empty motorhomes or the high risk of theft, we have taken Namibia out of the program.
Most of our customers have always preferred shipping to South Africa, as on this route normally no other African port will be called previously. The risk of theft to South Africa is low. Furthermore the vehicle can be shipped equipped.

German Newsletter