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Moving to South Africa

Moving to South Africa?

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Planning to emigrate to South Africa? Then look no further than De Haan, your international relocation specialist. We can take care of everything, every step of the way. Relocating overseas can be a complex process. It involves carefully and professionally packing your household goods, arranging the right customs paperwork, and perhaps even looking for schools for your children. De Haan's team is ready and waiting to help you and to make sure everything goes smoothly. This is simply how we operate at De Haan.

De Haan – Your South Africa Specialist

De Haan has been relocating private individuals and expatriates to South Africa, and back again to The Netherlands, for many years now. It's no problem for us to move all your household goods to South Africa, or simply a selection of your cherished belongings.

We've got an extensive network of partners that can provide the perfect solution. Rest assured that De Haan will select the right local relocation companies to help you settle in in South Africa. Not unimportantly, De Haan is highly familiar with local customs formalities that can sometimes be extremely complex.

Proper Preparation

Planning to move to South Africa? Whether it's packing your household goods or finding the right information about the paperwork you'll need, De Haan can help you every step of the way to South Africa. With proper preparation and De Haan at your side, you'll not have to worry about any part of your imminent international relocation.

Home! Sweet Home! – Moving Back to The Netherlands

We're not only here to help you move to South Africa. De Haan will also be ready and waiting to help if and when you decide to head back to The Netherlands. We can put together the right paperwork for clearing your household goods into The Netherlands.

We've got an extensive network of partners that assures you the same level of service while packing your belongings, as you'll receive while unpacking them at your new address.

Smooth, Trouble-Free International Relocation with De Haan

There are essentially three main ingredients to making sure all your belongings reach your destination without sustaining any damage:

  • Correct packing
  • A reliable partner
  • All formalities in order

De Haan has all these bases covered:

  1. We use durable, special-purpose packing material and train our moving experts in seaproof packing – this requires great skill!
  2. As both a FIDI and an OMNI member, we rely on our global network of moving partners to deliver your belongings to your new address. We select local partners based on quality and regular evaluations. Quite often, we know the staff at these overseas companies personally and have worked with them for many years. This ensures that you can count on committed and professional moving experts in the country you're moving to.
  3. De Haan arranges all customs formalities and shipping by sea or air. We assign a designated coordinator to oversee this entire process, to communicate with our partners overseas, and to keep you informed.

Documents, terms and conditions for your move to South Africa

Which documents are requested and which requirements /conditions apply to you depends entirely on your personal situation. We are happy to assist you in this difficult matter of documents because we understand that this can be stressful.

Here you can find more information: FIDI Imports Customs Guide for South Africa

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Any questions? Our experienced specialist is at your service.

You can reach me at +31 78 69 20 333 or send an .

July 01 2024

Very easy overall experience and almost perfect move in terms of the condition of the contents of the container. Great comms from the assigned Move Manager that kept us up to date throughout the process


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vanuit Zuid-Afrika

December 22 2022

The guys were really awesome and helpful throughout the delivery, they were very patient when I had questions and wanted to double check things. I am very happy with the service. Also all the prompt and helpful communication. 


Moving to 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands,
from Cape Town, South Africa

September 13 2021

I can't think of anything negative ;-)


Moving to Krugersdorp, South-Africa,
from Roermond, Netherlands

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Assembly and disassembly of furniture

Is it necessary to disassemble a few pieces of furniture to move them well and efficiently? So the risk of damage can ben reduced? And you are not looking forward to it? De Haan can help you!


Customs formalities

Do you want to make sure all formalities and documents are complete and correctly filled in? And do you not want to take a risk at it going wrong at the customs? De Haan is AEO certified. Let us help you. 



Do you need a handyman for the delivery of your old house or for furnishing your new home? De Haan has a team of skilled handyman ready for you.  

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Moving art

Do you have special belongings that need extra attention? At De Haan we have a specialized team of art movers working. They give the extra care which is needed to move your special belongings. 

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Moving insurance

Are you wondering if you need a move insurance? Which move insurance is the right one for you? We can help you with choosing the right insurance. 

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Moving pets

Is it important for you that your pet quickly feels at home at your new location? And that this family member travels to the new destination without any worries? De Haan arranges it for you from A to Z. With skilled specialists. 

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Moving your piano

Do you have a piano or grand piano and want it moved? De Haan can help you with this. We work with the best specialists in the field to ensure your piano is moved in a safe manner.

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Packing service

Do you want your valuable possessions to arrive undamaged at your destination? You can leave that up to our packaging experts. Take advantage of their expertise and the convenience.

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Storage of goods

Do you need temporary space? And do you want to be sure of a safe storage? You can with conditioned and secured in the storage depot of De Haan. Please ask for the rates.