Looking at that premium car from South Africa?

UVS is a leading vehicle Export and Logistics company. We export by:




Importing a car can be a challenging experience for the first timer, let alone finding an exporter to also handle the export process. Relax. Even though UVS does not get involved in the import process, we are able to direct most of our African clients to reputable and knowledgeable clearing agents in their relevant countries.


Exporting is our game and we will export your chosen vehicle efficiently and safely with comprehensive insurance to all the major cities in SADC and BLNS countries and further afield we will ship to the relevant countries port of entry, be it Dar Es Salaam, Mombasa, Auckland, Kuala Lumpur or Southampton. We take the logistics headache away from you and offer a seamless and professional service. UVS will handle all necessary pre-shipment inspections (required by some African countries), communicate with the car dealer you are buying from and handle the entire logistics chain, keeping you advised and informed every step of the way. For your peace of mind, if you are buying a vehicle unseen or over the internet on Autotrader, we can even arrange a pre-purchase inspection of the vehicle so that everything checks out and you can rest assured that you are buying a clean car.

For ocean freight, cars and commercial vehicles are either shipped in containers or ‘roll on roll off’ vessels. For Airfreight, it is lifted safely into the skies with the best aviation carriers available. All road movements longer than 80km are transported on a car carrier and your vehicle will be fully insured every step of the way, whether it be in South Africa or cross-border transiting through to your country.

At every stage in the export process, your paperwork is emailed to you as it becomes available by the different authorities and organisations. At completion just prior to despatch, all original documents and small items like spare keys, books, remotes, etc. are DHL’d to you or your clearing agent.

Being a leading specialist car exporter from South Africa, we export on behalf of many dealers, mainly in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban. Countries in Africa that we export to are Zimbabwe Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya and Mauritius.

Outside of Africa we also occasionally ship to United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Malaysia.


  • Pre-shipment/export inspections required by some countries in Africa
  • Storage of your vehicle until it is ready to be transported to the port.
  • Transport to all departure ports (on a car carrier).
  • Fully comprehensive insurance throughout all road freight movements into Africa
  • High level of marine insurance options throughout shipping.
  • DHL of all original documentation and vulnerable loose items to the client.
  • Police Clearances
  • Export Clearances
  • Export Permits

At UVS we try to keep the process as simple as possible for the purchaser. As a result, it’s a clean, seamless deal and you can rest assured that your vehicle is being well looked after in the entire freight journey. UVS will bring it home to you!

During your negotiations with the car dealer

It is wise (and recommended) for either you or the dealer to contact us and brief us of the possible export and we can begin to advise prior to the actual purchase. Once the purchase and payment transfer has been done we will begin to get the vehicle ‘export ready’ and booked to be despatched.

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