Import a Car from the UK to Botswana


Importing your car from the UK to Botswana is easy. Our professional export service  takes care of the key details to export your car safely to Botswana. Once you have  chosen your car we take care of all pre-export checks and arrange the shipping booking. We can ship your car to Walvis Bay, Durban or Maputo fully insured to give you complete peace of mind. We make sure your loose items and paperwork is  DHL’d to your agent for safe keeping. Our professional export service delivers our promise every day.

Car import services from UK to Botswana

CIF Shipping Service to Walvis Bay, Durban or Maputo 

We offer a shipped and insured service to Walvis Bay, Durban and Maputo. Our price is inclusive of all shipping and insurance costs to the docks so you receive no surprises along the way. Whilst you may be allowed to perform the customs clearing for your vehicle, we recommend using a licensed clearing agent to assist you through customs.

This service provides everything you need for your car to reach your preferred port.

  • Bespoke sourcing of your vehicle, purchase, inspection and collection.
  • Storage of your vehicle until it is ready to be transported to the port.
  • Paintwork re-conditioning (if required).
  • Mileage checks & reports.
  • Company pre-export inspections.
  • Transport to the departure port (on a trailer if the car is new).
  • Fully comprehensive insurance throughout its UK journey.
  • High level of marine insurance throughout shipping.
  • DHL of all original documentation and vulnerable loose items to you or your agent.

Simple Car Import Process

Importing your car from the UK takes just 30 days from the moment we identify your car to the moment it arrives at the port. 

We take every care to make sure your car reaches you in optimum condition. We insure your vehicle for its value (not weight) from the moment we collect to until it reaches dry land. All pre-export checks are taken care of and any paint re-conditioning work is done free of charge. At this point any modifications are made so your car is perfectly tailored for you. Once ready, your car is shipped to you and all paperwork is sent via DHL to ensure its safe delivery. Cars are shipped in containers or ‘roll on roll off’ (ro-ro) to Walvis Bay, Durban or Maputo. Air freight is available on request.

The Simple car import Process from the UK to port in 30 days.
Day 1
Car identified, balance payment received, car purchased.
Day 2-8
Car collected, inspected and delivered to the port.
Day 9-29
Car loaded and shipped to Walvis Bay, Durban or Maputo.

Car Import Shipping Times

Car import shipping timings from UK and Japan

Walvis Bay 17-20 days
Durban 20 days
Maputo 20 days

What You Receive By Post

We will DHL loose items and vehicle documentation to your preferred address. This is usually you or your nominated clearing agent.

HPI Certificate Service History
V5 Logbook Bill of Lading
Pre-Purchase Inspection Documents Manufacturers Book Pack
Spare Key Locking Wheel Nut


Car import requirements for Botswana

Import Restrictions

Botswana does not have any restriction on importing motor vehicles. Customs duties and VAT will apply and these should be cleared within 14 days of the vehicle entering Botswana. Customs clearance of a motor vehicle should be done even if it will not be registered in Botswana. Residents of Botswana are not allowed to drive or use foreign registered vehicles in the Botswana for more than fourteen days after importation of such vehicle. If you are intending to do so please contact your nearest customs office for advice. Should you be found in possession of a foreign registered vehicle severe penalties including seizure of vehicles may be imposed. Do remember to arrange insurance for your vehicle from the point it reaches either Port or from the moment your clearing agent transfers your car to you. Should you have any questions please contact MHH International team on +44 (0)1483 275 756 or

Car import restrictions in Botswana

Useful links

Guidance on Clearance of Motor Vehicles from the Botswana Unified Revenue Service Official List of Botswana Customs Clearing Agents from BURS

Louis Thatayaone

MHH Crew,

Thank you guys for the service, i received thiz awesome car in a perfect condition. My relationship with you guys will go an extra mile.


Louis Thatayaone