Welcome to Springbok Imports!

We are passionate about what we do – saving you money by exporting your vehicle instead of buying in South Africa. We specialize in obtaining import permits for your vehicle, whether it be a car, motorbike, or other type of transport AND we give you advice on whether your vehicle is worth exporting at all!


South Africa probably has some of the highest used car prices in the world, which is why it makes sense to buy a used vehicle in a foreign country and export it. Remember, one is usually in the position to export a vehicle only once in your lifetime, so make the most of it!

Just imagine getting your London-bought Jeep Wrangler dirty, top down, on a game farm at Hartbeespoort. Or how about exploiting your Toyota Supra Twin-Turbo’s full potential on the open road at night?


The South African authorities’ limits vehicle imports to three vehicles per person at one time or over set a period. In addition, all vehicles must comply with strict rules and regulations. However, once permanently relocated, the window of opportunity to import a vehicle closes.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a South African citizen who currently lives in South Africa, you cannot import a used vehicle, or you can only import certain types of used vehicles. For more information on the subject, please click here…


If you haven’t bought a vehicle yet and want to buy a vehicle for the purpose of exporting at a later stage, please contact Springbok Imports for advice on what type of vehicle to buy. Certain models and makes just make more financial sense to export than others do.

If you have a specific vehicle in mind which you would like to buy and export, and would like an estimate on how much it will cost you to ship it to South Africa, please contact our UK-based partners in shipping. You can find their details in the “CONTACT US” section. Should you stay in a country other than the UK, we can also direct you to a reliable shipping company.


Too many people burn their fingers by trying to tackle the export process on their own. Some of the South African government agencies involved are unhelpful, or have a “don’t care” attitude, and sometimes give applicants wrong or incorrect information about vehicle import restrictions and regulations. If your paperwork is not in order, your vehicle(s) can be seized by customs, and storage fees are very expensive. In some cases the vehicle can even be crushed. Ouch! There are just too many pitfalls in the whole importing process for DIY fanatics, thus it makes logic sense to make use of Springbok Imports!


Springbok Imports will assist you to send your wheels to South Africa with the minimum fuss, headache and frustration – in a cost-effective way. We will also guide you through the entire vehicle registration process back in South Africa.


Also, something to remember is that certain models' specifications may differ from that of their South African counterparts, such as engine sizes that are different, making it difficult to obtain spare parts. Another aspect to bear in mind is that some vehicles are worthless in South Africa, like the horrible Chrysler Neon, which’s shipping cost alone can be more than what the vehicle is worth in South Africa.  We will advise you if a vehicle is not worth exporting!


We would like you to refer us to friends and family and maybe use us again in future, thus we strive to give you only expert advice and make it an adventurous pleasure to ship your beloved vehicle to South Africa!
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