Best removals companies in South Africa (2024)

Everybody will have to move stuff at least a few times in their lives. Often this can be done using your own car or sometimes even renting a trailer.

However, there will be those instances where you simply have too many belongings to move. This might be the contents of a house, office or even a factory. This is where a removals company comes in. With their large trucks and logistical expertise, they will help make your move as seamless as possible.

Over the years at StorageBuddy we’ve gathered significant experience when it comes to moving items from one place to another.

Needless to say that over time, we (and our customers) have tested the full range of removals companies in South Africa. In this article we take a look at the 10 best removals companies in South Africa in 2022. Read on to learn more about the top-rated South African international moving companies.

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1. Britz Couriers & Removals

Britz cover Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape. They currently have the best rating on HelloPeter with 4.87 out of 5 from over 360 reviews. Their most recent recent review from Jaco R. says the following:

“I can not recommend this moving company highly enough. They took the best care of our goods, wrapped it beautifully and delivered with the utmost of care. Thank you!!”

2. Execu-Move


Execu-Move is a furniture removals company based in South Africa that provides complete packing, removal, and storage services across the country, including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, and Port Elizabeth.

Not only does their company provide excellent international removal services, but they also have a global network to ensure that your transition to and from any country is managed with confidence.

They have a rating of 4.84 on HelloPeter from over a 1,000 reviews. Their most recent review from Rinske Nel says the following:

“The whole process with Execumove was seamless and easy. They are very responsive and are clear with all the information and requirements. Sonja (who assisted us) was wonderful. The movers were also great and very professional. They knew exactly what they were doing and made the whole process very easy. I would highly recommend them for a move.”

3. Girls On The Move

Girls On The Move is a majority women furniture removals company with 18 Years experience in domestic and office removals.

It is a moving and relocation company based in Gauteng, South Africa. They pride themselves on being able to adapt their furniture removal services to each individual’s needs, no matter where they are located. Services include packing and unpacking, special wrapping, furniture storage and relocation advice.

All their vehicles are maintained at excellent roadworthy conditions. The vehicles are pre-checked every morning before departure. All vehicle carry blankets for packing to ensure your belongings are not damaged. The vehicles carry trolleys with them. All trucks are allocated with cell phones to monitor.

Their most recent recent review from Lynette reads as follows:

“Thank you to you and all at Girls on the Move for a most successful move for my Mom on Saturday. Everything went so smoothly and the ‘girls’ on the move and in the office were always friendly, helpful and professional! Many thanks!!!!”

4. Cape Removals

Contrary to their name, Cape Removals offer their services nationwide. They offer professional and safe moving service for their clients. Their staff are trained to move large and awkward furniture in the safest possible way.

To keep your belongings as safe as possible, our moving company in Cape Town offers protective wrapping and blankets. Additionally, we have the skill to hoist, disassemble, and reassemble your furniture– among other skills that most furniture companies don’t have.

They currently have an aggregate review of 4.84 on HelloPeter from over 300 reviews. Their most recent review from Siobhan goes like this:

“Professional team who handle your goods with care. They collected and delivered on time which was extremely helpful when moving across the country. Affordable rates in comparison to other well-known moving companies. Would definitely recommend and use again. Thanks guys!”

5. Two Men and a Truck

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They offer furniture removals in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

This company specialises in home moves, office moves and mini moves in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. They also offer wrapping, hoisting, dismantling-reassembley, empty box delivery and box packing as required.

What started in January 2013 with one vehicle operating in Cape Town has grown to 14 vehicles in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. Word-of-mouth is what has helped TMT grow into the company it is today and the reviews on HelloPeter speak for themselves – 4.81.

The most recent review from Joani says the following:

“I only had a few items to move but would definitely recommend these movers as the whole process was hassle free. They were spot on time, they are professional ,well priced and my items arrived in perfect condition.”

6. Stuttaford Van Lines

One of the stalwarts in the industry, Stuttaford Van Lines have been in operation since 1857! Their FIDI FAIM accreditation is one of their guarantees in this respect.

FAIM is the most stringent quality program and the most well-known accreditation in the worldwide moving business. As one of South Africa’s first removal firms to achieve FAIM certification, they have upheld their reputation as Africa’s greatest removal company.

Stuttaford Van Lines has an international footprint that can move you to any city, in any nation, on any continent with ease. We are able to provide a hands-on and client-focused service thanks to our 14 branches located throughout Southern Africa, including branches in Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia and Mozambique.

7. Biddulphs


Another seasoned veteran, Biddulphs have been in operations since 1928. Biddulphs Removal Company is the largest family-owned business of its kind in the region, four generations deep.

It was founded by Fred Biddulph back in 1928 and has since expanded to cover all main centres throughout South Africa.

Currently, there are seventeen branches located in South Africa, three branching out into Zimbabwe, with one others Botswana. Each year, more than 1 million South Africans move house. We’re ready to assist you make the process go more smoothly.

With over 20 years of expertise, you can trust in Biddulphs as one of the most dependable local and long-distance movers in the country. You may count on quality and unrivaled service because to our reputation as a reliable firm. With competitive pricing, agents throughout the United States, and no-obligation quotes, you’ll see why Biddulphs is an industry leader.

8. DHK Moving

Denis Kaye is the proud owner and operator of DHK. With an extensive background in the moving industry, Denis can ensure that your move will go smoothly- whether you are relocating your home or business.

Dennis has more than 40 years of experience in furniture removals. He previously owned well-known companies such as Stuttaford Van Lines, Pickfords Removals, and Frasers International.

Their crews are well trained, experienced, and friendly. And most importantly they are all full-time employees. They do not make use of casual labor.

Their removal vans are fully equipped with furniture blankets, pads, and furniture straps to ensure your belongings are stable and secure during the furniture removal process.This means that you can focus on more important tasks, like setting up your new home.

9. Biggles Removals

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They deliver peace of mind every time through our simple, smooth and quality moving experience by upholding strict standards of performance and procedures. You get a personal moving co-ordinator and move manager to ensure budgets, timelines and specialised needs are met every time.

With security and reliability being one of their core values, their trusted team of trained experts will move your furniture and take care of your belongings from start to finish. They have been consistently rated one of the most reliable furniture removal companies in South Africa.

10. Mr Cheap Transport

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Established in 2008, specialising in furniture removals, they quickly grew their business to include many different types of services. Today these include, but are not limited to, general household and business removals.

As their name suggests they take pride in being the cheapest removals company in the market and up until today have serviced over 2,000 customers. They are continuously improving their services as well as working hard to keep their prices as low as possible. Onwards and upwards for Mr Cheap Transport.