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Motorhome Shipping

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth

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.

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 non-stop from Europe to Port Elizabeth.

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.


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.

Calculation of shipping costs

Shipping costs are calculated according to the maximum dimensions of the vehicle (vehicle registration document):

Length x Height x Width = Volume

Each centimeter counts. If the dimensions have been altered the price may be affected. The freight rate to South Africa is currently $ 83,00 per m³.

Shipping can already pay off for a 6 week trip.

5,00 m Length
2,00 m Width
2,00 m Height
20,00 m Volume
$ 83,00 Freight Rate
20,00 m³ Volume
$ 1.660 Freight Costs

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 ! )

Shipping from South Africa to Europe

There are 2 sailings per month. Schedule will be published around 2 months prior to departure. Sailing time is less then 3 weeks, non-stop from Port Elizabeth to Europe.

We can offer you a Marine Insurance (including content) depending on the current vehicle’s value

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 no other African port will be called previously. The risk of theft to South Africa is low. Furthermore the vehicle can be shipped equipped.

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