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We provide personalised & affordable courier solutions; specialising in shipping all extra baggage you have accumulated during your stay in South Africa. Be it a 6’ft wooden giraffe; the most delicate china set; or just a bag full of clothes you no longer need with you on your adventure.

This is how we do it!

We handle every aspect of your precious shipment professionally and with the utmost care, so that you are able to enjoy the rest of your holiday stress-free and focus on making the most of your adventure.

Our Services.

With Humble beginnings, we opened our first store in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Now with more than 10 years in the game of shipping travelers’ extra baggage to their next holiday destination or back to their homes, we can proudly call ourselves experts in our industry.

Door to Door

We will arrange for your goods to be collected and then sent with a reputable freight agent, who will facilitate transit, customs clearance and delivery of the shipment to your chosen destination address. 

Door to Airport

After receiving your goods, we will arrange shipment to your chosen home airport. You can collect your goods from the handling agent at the airport’s cargo section and is usually about 20-40% cheaper than Door to Door rates.

We can also assist you with storage, crating, fumigation and insurance.

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Artvark GalleryArtvark Gallery
11:10 09 May 23
We have sent many works of art all over the world to satisfied clients, with Excess Luggage. Excellent service that stands out from many other shipping companies. We highly recommend Mariette and her team.
G. Philip FisherG. Philip Fisher
20:49 22 Apr 23
Dear Mr. Lamers:I want to give a testimonial to your company, Excess Luggage and its employees, especially Ms. Mariette Lange.In February, my wife and I were on a tour through the Western Cape with our guide, Mr. George Meyer of Geotrac Tours. He took us to an antique store in Barrydale, where I found a carved wooden giraffe. I fell in love with the giraffe and wanted to buy it then and there. The problem was: how do I get it to Canada?After stumbling around in the dark, the owner of the store referred me to Kings International and I encountered a lady there, Nicole. After some discussions, she referred me to Mariette and “our sister company, Excess Luggage.” What a special find that was. Mariette was very good at helping me navigate the process of collecting the giraffe from the owner, who brought him from Barrydale to Cape Town. Then she arranged for the packaging and fumigating. Finally, she was very patient with me when my credit card was declined three times even after I had phoned the credit card company to expect a charge from South Africa from Excess Luggage. On the fourth call to the credit card company, they said: “Oh you have to call the Fraud Department, they have a different number.” When I called the Fraud Department and told them what I was trying to do, they finally cleared the charge. As I say, she was very patient and understanding through all this process.Finally, I would like to compliment the men who packed the giraffe. He arrived in perfect condition, being very well and safely packed. Please give my thanks to them and also to Nicole.Excess Luggage gets a 10 out of 10.By the way, the giraffe has a new name: He is Mr. Barrydale.Thank you very much.Have a wonderful day!G. Philip Fisher
Alex BAlex B
04:40 02 Mar 23
Super efficient and good value excess shipping provider. I used them to send a 30kg suitcase to Jo'burg and the service could not have been better!
Fiona CummingsFiona Cummings
21:29 10 Jan 23
Friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful staff.I have used their services on a number of occasions, mostly Cape Town to Athens.Good arrived as stated, on time and in good condition. No damages!Highly recommend this company
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