Clearing Cars at Walvis Bay- Namibia
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Clearing Cars at Walvis Bay- Namibia

SHIPPING  cars TO ZIMBABWE; Clearing cars in Namibia; Agents in Namibia; Shipping cars from UK to Namibia
Savannah Freight Services-Namibia
Bar Building
100 Theo Ben Hurrah Street
Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay has become a popular  clearing port  for cars that destined for Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. Clearing cars at Walvis Bay in Namibia has become preferred to Durban in South Africa  and Beira in Mozambique.


  1. There are no Port delays due to congestion- Vehicles are released usually on the same day if you use Savannah Freight Services for you clearance.
  2. There is minimum sea transit time from UK to Walvis Bay. Usually 14 to 21 days; compared to up to 36 days using either Durban or Beira.
  3. There is high security at Walvis Bay; this reduces the incidents of theft. There is a highly sophisticate surveillance  camera system to make sure your cargo is safe.
  4. You can drive your car from Walvis Bay to Zimbabwe; Walvis Bay to Zambia; Walvis Bay to Botswana; but you cannot do so in South Africa.
  5. The routes from Walvis Bay to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana are safer.
  6. Savannah Freight Services has a competitive pricing structure that suits the needs of every individual.


  1. Savannah Freight Services provides a dedicated and individual clearing service at Walvis Bay
  2. Savannah Freight Services has links and networks to understand all the logistics of clearing your car.
  3. Big discounts and savings are always offered to loyal customers
  4. We can facilitate to provide drivers from Walvis Bay to Zimbabwe
  5. We also facilitate to clear your car at Plumtree Border post as it is the most popular route into Zimbabwe
  6. We are committed to seeing your investment reaching its destination hassle free. 

Clearing cars at Walvis Bay has become a straight forward experience ever since Savannah Freight Services-UK set up offices and contacts in Walvis Bay.
Once you send your car with Savannah Freight Services; your peace of mind begins there. We will be with you throughout the process: Below is a summary of the process we will do for you or with you:

  1. Submit to Savannah Freight Services all the necessary documents requested by Savannah. This set of documents is called the SFS V1 SET. This set will be the initial step to prepare for clearing your car while it is in transit. By the time your car arrives in Walvis Bay- SFS V1 set would have been forwarded to Savannah Freight Service-Namibia and its associated agencies.
  2. Your vehicle arrives in Walvis  Bay
  3. Savannah Freight Services-Namibia and its associated agencies processes the release of your car.As SFS V1 set would already be with us in Namibia, the process of realising your car usually takes at most 24hrs if the Namibia  Port Authority, Namport do their part quickly and efficiently.
  4. At the end of this process, we and our associated agencies would have done the following for you:
  • Import service and Documentation processing
  • Namport base tariff processing
  • Special permit and police clearance
  • Customs clearance- this includes customs documentation and clearance processing
  • Bond Cover/ shipment processing

The above process is a long and sometimes frustrating. It is not as straight forward as it is written here.  Savannah Freight Services therefore advises all its customers to cooperate in completing the SFS V1 set well on time and making sure that at least 7 days before the vessel arrives in Walvis Bay; all the the above processes that do not require the presence of the car are done.
Once your car arrives at Walvis Bay, its not a matter of you going to get your car keys.There are further processes that we will do before you come to collect your car. Behind the scenes our dedicated staff will be going through all the necessary customs paper processing. After what seems like eternity to the car owners, but in reality is the actual speed of how the process goes; the car keys are handed over to the own. The procedures of car search, chassis No verification;police clearance and Road Authority clearance (Commonly know as clean paper) are done. Eventually you get your car keys and you will be ready to depart.


Often some people get a few nasty experiences. These experience are sometimes expensive. So with a good Freight Forwarder; these costly experiences may be avoided. Please never put a cost to this advise as not complying will be even more costly:

  1. Take extra marine insurance. Shipping vessels  provide LIMITED LIABILITY. This means your car is shipped without FULL INSURANCE. Not taking full insurance for your car is to place your car at substantial risk. It is not as expensive as you think. Its may cost as low as £62.50 to insure a £2500.00 vehicle. If you need advise on the best insurance for your car; please contact us on email > Savannah Freight Services or phone us on 00442070960264 or on WHATSAPP:-+447812559731 or +447462116146
  2. Always remain with the spare key of your car. If you purchase a car for export without a spare key, its worth the effort for you to have a spare key made. Our experience at Savannah Freight Services is that the shipping vessels are not the best of key keepers. Often keys get lost in transit. If you have not insured your car and the keys get lost; you are in for a BIG surprise. On most cases; the car will not be insured. It will then remain your responsibility to find a way of getting a spare key. Definitely the cost will be more than the £62.50 if your car is valued at      £2 500.00. So this is food for thought for you.
  3. Always declare any goods in the car: any goods loaded in the car must be declared and paid for. If goods are not declared; there will be a penalty at any stage of transit of the car.
  4.  Always complete your car details correctly: This seems an obvious thing to say; but this is one of the most common mistakes done. If mistakes are later found, especially the vehicle chassis number; there are penalties incurred for this.
  5. Unregistered vehicles in Namibia are not allowed to carry passengers.- Make sure that whoever is collecting your vehicle, he/she must not have an accompanying passenger. A penalty will be given for breach of this law.


30 Comments to Clearing Cars at Walvis Bay- Namibia:

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Car buying on 19 November 2011 10:11
Really enjoying reading your post.Thanks for sharing this post.
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Savannah Freight Services-UK on 19 November 2011 23:43
That is great if you found our post useful. If you have any other topics you want us to cover, please just let us know. Keep watching for more information.

leon brown on 10 December 2011 19:35
im looking at buying a car from walvis bay.but i cant find a site that sells ex japan or ex uk cars.or if i had to order a car and use ur company to freight.what web site in the uk can i use to buy a car from. Regards, leon brown
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Freight Forwarders on 14 December 2011 21:07
I must appreciate your way of writing. You have beautifully described your findings here. No one can deny the importance of Logistics and Transportation services. Savannah you are doing a great job to inform the public.Well done. Raaziq
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Savannah Freight Services-UK on 31 December 2011 14:37
Thank you for your feedback. We at Savannah Freight Services support our customer when clearing vehicles at Walvis Bay. If you need more support; please phone us on 00442070960264. Have a Blessed festive season and a prosperous 2012.

BATONO KOPANO on 20 December 2011 15:00
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Johnson Chisenga on 25 June 2013 14:53
Thank you for this forum. Iam planning on importing a Jeep from UK to Lusaka through walvis bay. I would like to know the following 1. Total cost of engaging a clearing agent ($USD). 2.Estimate of travelling expenses, including food and accommodation from Lusaka to walvis bay and fuel cost and other expenses from walvis bay to Lusaka as i plan on driving the car. 3. Other cost i might incurr. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Savannah Freight Services on 31 December 2011 15:17
Clearing car at Walvis Bay will have different costs; depending on the size of your car. The storage costs will depend on where your vehicle is stored at Walvis Bay. Cost of storage is determined by the Namibian Port Authority and is usually not negotiable. If you require specific costs of a specific car, please contact our customer service department in UK on 442070960264. Thanks
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Tee Kay on 07 February 2012 20:30
I'm intending to ship a vehicle to zim through Namibia. However i will fly from UK to Namibia to collect my vehicle and I will be with my wife. since the Namibians gives temporary permit, I guess I'm not allowed to have a passenger so can I break the rule and pay the fine, How much is the fine. Surely i can not be alone for such a long journey.Has anyone had a similar experience ?
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Car Service on 14 March 2012 10:35
Thanks for sharing the information. That’s a awesome article you posted. I found the post very useful as well as interesting.
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network support on 17 May 2012 12:33
Thanks for taking the time to talk about on this topic, I am glad to catch suggestion from your article, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this subject. If possible, as you gain knowledge, would you mind updating your blog with extra information.
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Godfrey Mushandu on 23 May 2012 23:36
We will keep researching and any new information will always be posted on this blog for the benefit of our readers.

dylan on 30 May 2012 02:00
Hi i want to ship my car to Walvis bay then into Zimbabwe as a returning resident how can i do this with your assistance.
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kelvin mwachipata on 06 June 2012 10:39
Greetings, i would like to find out how much it is for your company to clear my car which is intransit to Zambia?its expected date of arrival is friday(8-6-12) at Walvis Bay port from London. your quickest responce will be highly appreciated Kelvin
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Oscar on 09 June 2012 12:32
i realy enjoyed reading yr post...m on my way to buy a car with you..
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eric on 03 July 2012 17:36
very infomative..will definately use your services.
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Cleto on 07 August 2012 17:39
Hi i would like to buy a car from the UK to Namibia.Do you also help to view a car,collect it on my behalf from the car dealers in the Uk & ship it for me to Namibia.what are the costs involved for doing that?
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Godfrey Mushandu on 05 September 2012 06:54
Yes, we are able to go and view, inspect and negotiate a price for any vehicle that you would have seen in UK. Cost depends on where the vehicle is. Please give us specific details about the vehicle, then we can support you in buying your car. Thanks.

Vehicle Camera on 06 September 2012 09:15
Glad to know excellent information about WALVIS BAY. It seems that very useful for the car owner who desire to keep secure their car. I guess vehicle surveillance system is the best in this issue. Looking forward more!
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Zivanai Mamvura on 11 September 2012 10:43
I would like to clear a Mecerdes Benz Sprinter Panel Van, therefore how much do it cost.
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cheap insurance on 25 September 2012 06:31
Meaningful composition at all! I think all this information is to me very positive. Really I was looking forward to reading about it. Thanks for this posting. :lol:
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burco water boiler rsc on 09 October 2012 04:57
Savannah Freight Services put all efforts in making sure that, customers is always satisfied. They provides different Services like Air Cargo, Container Shipping, Car Shipping, Vehicle Shipping, truck shipping, Bus shipping, RORO Shipping etc.
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trochanteric bursitis on 06 November 2012 03:54
Thank you to Savannah Freight Services. I sent my urgent goods to Zimbabwe with them, and as per their promise, my goods arrived within 5 days.
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Candice Mwaura on 11 November 2012 07:34
My car has been at walvis Bay since March 2012 What will happen to it because i cant afford to to take it home now......
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Car rental in Iceland on 11 December 2012 07:54
I came to know about Walvis Bay which has become a popular clearing port for cars.I found this post quite impressive and significant.Thanks for the post.Keep blogging.
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Anonymous on 19 December 2012 09:00
Cargo or any kind of car is a matter of big amount so safety of such type of stuff has to be assured initially to avoid any big loss. Fixing security camera in a car has become very popular to the car owners because it keeps the car away from stealing and keeps them stress free. Thanks for the useful discussion.
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w cairney on 12 February 2013 19:36
i want to take my 10 ton truck to namibia,can i drive it there on uk reg plates,if so what are charges or bonds etc
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Edward on 27 February 2013 09:25
I have heard Botswana is about to ban unregistered vehicles being driven through in transit. Is this true?
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Munikwa on 20 March 2013 22:31
Can you still drive an imported car from Namibia to Zimbabwe via Botswana? Or does it now need to go on a truck transit?
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Kamwiya Erastus on 20 July 2013 02:32
i wished to know if there car has been shipped and cleared with Savanna, will there be a stuggling to register with the namibian police. and how many clearances and registration are there for an imported car and possibly total cost. Thank you
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