International Movers

Top 10 international movers in South Africa (2022)

Planning a move isn’t always easy and one of the hardest things to do is finding trustworthy international movers. We’ve created the ultimate list of our Top 10 International Movers in South Africa to help you with your move. Check out their services, read the reviews left by their other customers and request moving quotes through Sirelo today! We’re here to help you move with a smile 🙂

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Before you choose your international mover

Organising an international move is no easy task. It is very important to do your research before choosing an international mover, so we decided to help you out!

Before choosing an international mover, understanding the costs of a move abroad is essential. Have a look at our page for more information about international moving costs, and the factors that you need to take into account when budgeting for your move.

As experts in the moving industry, we were able to put together a list of the top international moving companies in South Africa so you can compare their services.

Finally, in no particular order, here are Sirelo’s top ranked international movers in South Africa!

Advance Worldwide Removals

advance worldwide removals logo - international movers

Advance Worldwide Removals have over 86 years of experience and have created a worldwide network which guarantees a door-to-door service. With specialised packing and crating, your personal belongings can be transported safely to over 170 countries.

Services: Some of the services that Advance Worldwide Removals offer include:

  • Wine shipment
  • Pet transport
  • Antique transport
  • Vehicle transport
  • Office remoovals

Reviews: They have an average rating of 9.7 out of 10 on their Sirelo profile. They also have a 9.6 out of 10 on Google reviews. People often commend the professional attitude, the efficiency, and the fair pricing of Advance Worldwide Removals.

Associations: You will be happy to know Advance Worldwide Removals is a member of several moving networks including:

Sterdts

Sterdts, an international mover, logo

Sterdts is a is a freight forwarding company that specialises in international house removals. Currently having offices in two countries: the UK and South Africa, Sterdts offers service to over 180 countries with fully comprehensive shipping and moving solutions.

Services: Some of the services offered by Sterdts include:

  • Vehicle transport
  • Piano removal
  • Pet transport
  • Art transport
  • Excess baggage

Reviews: Sterdts currently holds a 9.9 out of 10 on Sirelo and a 9.8 out of 10 on Google reviews. Generally, the company is found to be friendly, professional, communicative, and helpful.

Associations: Sterdts is a member of the IAM.

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Execu-Move

execu-move logo - international mover

Execu-Move was first established in 2003. With offices & storage facilities located in Cape TownJohannesburgPort Elizabeth and Durban, Execu-Move are sure to make your move abroad as convenient as possible. They specialize in moving to countries in every continent and have offices located all over South Africa including both Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Services: Execu-move take pride in specialising in furniture removals, but also offer:

  • Vehicle transport
  • Pet transport
  • Office moving

Reviews: Receiving 8.2 out of 10 on their Sirelo profile, a 9 out of 10 on Google reviews, and a 9.6 out of 10 on Hellopeter. The company is generally described as efficient and professional. There have been some mentions to it being a little bit pricey, slow, and occasional reports of minor damage.

Associations: Execu-Move is a member of the following associations:

Iron Horse Relocations

iron horse relocations logo - international movers

Iron Horse Relocations is a local, national and international removal and storage company based in Cape Town that focuses on quality, service and most of all customer satisfaction, through their 50 years of moving experience. Their work ethos is heavily focused on personal involvement with every customer at every level of the removal process.

Services: Iron Horse Relocations offer services such as:

  • Vehicle transport
  • Pet transport
  • Piano transport
  • Office removals

Reviews: On their Sirelo profile, Iron Horse Relocations received a 10 out of 10 on Sirelo, a 9.8 out of 10 on Google reviews, and a 10 out of 10 on Hellopeter. Generally, people comment how professional and responsive the company is along with being efficient.

Associations: Iron Horse Relocations are part of AMOSA, Accredited Movers of South Africa.

Santa Fe

International mover Santa Fe Relocation services' logo

Santa Fe is a truly global moving company with over 130 years of experience. Starting with humble begins as a shipping company, it has grown to a worldwide company that has great expertise in moving and relocations, domestic and international. The company goals are simple, to help people thrive in new places around the world.

Services: Santa Fe offers the following services:

  • Vehicle transport
  • Pet transport
  • Art transport
  • Excess baggage

Reviews: Santa has an 8.8 out of 10 on Trustpilot. This international mover has generally been described as friendly, helpful, good communication. There have also been occasional reports of minor damage to goods.

Associations: Santa Fe is a member of the following associations:

Biddulphs International

Biddulphs logo - international movers

Biddulphs is one of few international movers who can claim to be one of the largest independent international removal companies in South Africa. They have been moving families since 1928 and offer a wide range of services. They have completed over 250,000 international moves. With 88 years of experience, Biddulphs have the expertise and experience to move your belongings abroad safely.

Services: They offer a wide range of services including:

  • Vehicle transport
  • Pet transport
  • Piano transport
  • Art transport

Reviews: On Sirelo, Biddulphs scores an 8.5 out of 10. On Google reviews, it has a score of 8.2 out of 10. While on Hellopeter, it holds an 9.2 out of 10. From the reviews, it seems that the company is professional and efficient, but has some communications issues. There have also been occasional reports of minor damage.

Associations: Biddulphs is a member of the following associations:

Monarch Moving

monarch moving logo - international movers

Monarch Moving is an owner-managed business dedicated to service excellence. They have over two decades of experience in local, national and international household moving. As a top Cape Town and Johannesburg international mover, they ensure that your possessions get from your collection to delivery address safely, smoothly and efficiently.

Services: Monarch Moving are experts in the specialised moving fields such as:

  • Vehicle transport
  • Pet transport
  • Piano transport
  • Art transport
  • Antique transport
  • Office removals

Reviews: Monarch moving has a 9.1 out of 10 on Sirelo, an 8.4 out of 10 on Google reviews, and a 7.8 out of 10 on Hellopeter. The common comment was that pricing was fair, the staff was friendly and professional. However, there were some issues with communication.

Associations: They currently not listed as a member of any moving associations.

Elliott Mobility

elliott mobility logo - international mover

Elliott Mobility was founded in 1947 and have branches across South Africa that specialise in moves all over the globe. Their experienced staff will work closely with you so that the whole moving process is managed, and you have all the services you require to have a smooth move.

Services: They offer many services that include:

  • Vehicle transport
  • Pet transport
  • Art transport
  • Office moves

Reviews: Elliott mobility currently has an 8.4 out of 10 on Hellopeter. Reviews commonly point to the company being professional, having good communication, and efficient. However, there were some reports of minor damage.

Associations: As you can see below, Elliott Mobility is also a member of many moving associations including:

Brytons Removals

Bryton Removals international moving company South Africa

Brytons removals operates as the South African branch of a larger group, Britannia Movers. Thus, it acts in cooperation with an array of worldwide international movers that have been working towards a seamless network of movers since 1981.

Services: Brytons removals offered services include:

  • Vehicle transport
  • Piano transport
  • Pet transport
  • Art transport
  • Excess baggage

Reviews: Brytons removals have an 8.8 out of 10 on Sirelo, an 8.6 out of 10 on Google reviews, and a 7.6 out of 10 on Hellopeter. Generally, reviewers comment that the company is professional, and has generally good communication. However, there have been mentions of some issues with planning.

Associations: Brytons removals is a member of the following associations:

Magna-Thomson

magna thomson logo - international movers

Magna-Thomson were first established in 1990 by Dave Buchanan and John Giles who created Magna International movers, while Thomson International Movers was established in 1987 by Robin and Trevor Thomson. Combining decades of experience at both companies, they merged in 2008 into the company that it is now. With offices in in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg, Magna-Thomson are able to collect and pack from anywhere in South Africa.

Services: Their services include:

  • Vehicle transport
  • Pet transport

Reviews: Magna-Thomson has a 7.9 out of 10 on Sirelo and an 8.8 out of 10 on Google reviews. Generally, people find he company to be professional, have good communication and fair pricing. There have been reports of some issues pertaining to planning and minor damage.

Associations: Magna-Thomson is a member of the following organisations:

How we chose the top 10 international movers

With the aim of being transparent about how we selected the top international movers in south Africa, we wanted to highlight our selection criteria, which you can find below.

Selection and rating criteria

The above international movers have been selected for a variety of reasons. For example, we have looked at reviews from a number of sites as well as their own websites to see how they present themselves online. We also branched out and explored websites that have been linked to these companies in order to gain a greater depth of knowledge about them.

For us, reviews played a big role as we are most interested in the personal experience with each company when creating our ranking. We also outline if they are members of any accredited moving networks since there are benefits to working with an accredited mover.

Note about the data

We can not guarantee that the above 10 companies will carry out your international move to perfection. Sirelo is an independent platform and have compiled this list independently. Therefore, we do not accept responsibility for the services offered by these international movers.

Ready for your international move?

Now that you’re at the end, you’ve likely spied an international moving company that you’d like. However, that’s not all there is to an international move. Click one of the links below to continue learning about what you really need to know when moving abroad from South Africa!