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Ship Car To Selebi-Phikwe

A large mining town in Botswana, Selebi-Phikwe is situated in Central District. Mostly known for mining of nickel and copper, it has an impact on the economy of the country. Whether you are moving here on business or personal reasons, and require your own vehicle, A1 Auto Transport service can be of assistance.

However, it is important to note that the condition of roads in Selebi-Phikwe is bad and the situation is the same in the whole country. With most of the roads unpaved and constantly traversing rugged terrain, it is best to import a four wheel drive with higher ground clearances.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

Specific laws in Botswana.

To start with there is a National Road Safety levy of $4.52 that has to be paid. It has to be paid annually in December on all imported vehicles. For more details on the required documents and import duties that have to be paid, it is best to contact the Botswana Embassy.

You can discuss the details of the shipping needs with A1 Auto Transport service and we’ll be with you at every step to ensure that the vehicle reaches Selebi-Phikwe with ease. Additional services that we offer include ‘door to port’ service wherein we pick your vehicle from the doorstep and deliver it to the nearest port in USA. However, this is charged extra so if you are looking to save more, you will need to drop it at the nearest port and we’ll help with the paperwork.

Motor vehicle regulations.

The import laws are flexible, but you have to ensure that documentation is completed before the shipping is possible. Here are the pre-requisites:

  • Proof of ownership of minimum 1 year.
  • Form IC.2 submission.
  • Import permit given by the Committee of Commerce.
  • Vehicle purchase invoice.
  • Form CE101 copies.
  • Valid passport of owner.
  • Police issued clearance certificate.

As Botswana is a landlocked country, you are required to ship your vehicle to Durban in South Africa. It is essential to get the vehicle cleaned completely and leave nothing within the car. This is especially important when you are using Roll-on/Roll-Off method as it is a pre-requisite for shipping with this method.

If you are looking for a quote on shipping, there are various considerations that need to be seen including price of vehicles, insurance and the ways to ship. The most common ways to ship include:


Your car is driven on the ship and secured within 20 feet or 40 feet container. You are not allowed to ship any personal belongings within the car but only an empty vehicle so that chances of damage during ship movement are minimized.

Container shipping.

In this, the vehicle is put within 20 feet or 40 feet and the rest of the space can be filled with personal goods and items. It is the ideal method for shipping expensive vehicles to Botswana.

A1 Auto Transport service will ensure that the vehicle is collected from the port after the customs is cleared and delivered at your doorstep. However, it is important to have all documents and paperwork completed so there are no delays at the customs. You can contact the Botswana Customs Department to get more information.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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