Why choose Seven Seas Worldwide
Purpose-made shipping boxes and materials provided
Trusted with your shipments for over 25 years
Pick your own dates for shipment delivery and collection
Enjoy 2 weeks FREE storage before and after shipping
We handle the quarantine and customs clearance process
Located in South Asia, Thailand is rich with cultural landmarks, tourism, exotic food, and breath-taking beaches. From Bangkok's bustling, diverse capital to the variety of animals in the Khao Yai National Park, Thailand offers a fulfilling experience for all types of people.
At Seven Seas Worldwide, we’ve been helping people ship their personal items and household goods to Thailand for over 25 years. From shipping bicycles or your favourite yoga mat to moving the entire contents of your home, we take pride in providing an exceptional service to all corners of the world.
A reliable shipping service to Thailand for over 25 years
We’re a globally recognised shipping company trusted by over 40,000 customers a year to ship your belongings safely to their destination. At Seven Seas Worldwide, we seamlessly manage the entire process, so you don’t have to. From providing you with all the necessary packing equipment to dealing with customs, outlined below are just a few of the advantages of making your move to Thailand as straightforward as possible:
- Supporting you from collection to destination: from our network of worldwide depots to our online tracking service, we can guarantee that from the time of collection to destination drop-off, we will manage the process for you.
- No extra costs: once you’ve generated your price from our free online quote tool, all costs are clearly itemised to show everything that’s involved. So, you can rest easy knowing that the price we show is the price to go.
- World-class support from our expert team: Our support service helps cater to thousands of customers each year, globally. Capable of speaking various languages, including Cantonese, Afrikaans, Thai, Mandarin and English, our expert team is on-hand to provide assistance for all questions or concerns you may have.
Shipping to Thailand in 5 easy steps
Free online quick quote
Our instant quote tool provides clear, itemised costs with no hidden fees.
Pick your dates
When placing your order, choose the materials delivery and shipment collection dates that suit you.
Securely pack your items
We deliver your empty shipping boxes or MoveCube®, ready for you to fill.
We collect and ship
Complete the online documentation, then we'll collect your shipment and transport it to its destination.
Delivered to your address
Our team will clear your goods through customs, then deliver them safely to your new home.
What size are our sturdy shipping boxes?
To ensure safe transportation of your items to Thailand, we provide reinforced cardboard boxes to keep your possessions in one piece. Low-quality boxes provide poor protection during transit, however, our strengthened boxes, which are supplied in Large and Standard sizes, protect your items against any damage that unsuspecting knocks might cause.
The bigger box option is ideal for clothing, bedding and other bulky items, whereas the smaller one is excellent for holding books, cookware, toys, files etc. But, please remember that to protect our drivers, we're unable to accept any boxes over 30kg/66lbs.
61 x 51 x 41cm / 24 x 20 x 16.14 inches
- Sports equipment
51 x 41 x 31cm / 20 x 16.14 x 12.2 inches
- Files and papers
- Children's toys
Custom boxes for shipping to Thailand
Sending your items to Thailand with our international shipping service has never been easier. With our extensive experience, we’ve been able to provide a fast and efficient service for thousands of customers every year for over a quarter of a century.
As well as our Large and Standard shipping boxes that offer the best protection for your items. We also provide bespoke containers for peculiarly shaped items for them to reach their destination safely. Below, we’ve outlined a few of our many boxes that are designed to protect your belongings on their long overseas trip:
- Reinforced boxes to accommodate your golf bag;
- Boxes for adult and child bikes;
- Specialist boxes to accommodate musical instruments such as guitars.
Frequently asked questions about shipping from South Africa to Thailand
Shipping your household goods to the other side of the world can be an overwhelming process. However, with Seven Seas Worldwide we do all the hard work for you. Here’s an overview of how the process works in three steps:
- Once you’ve received your online quote and placed your order, we will deliver the number of boxes you requested to your door, along with all the necessary packing equipment such as tape and bubble wrap. To help the process run smoothly we ask that you write your name and job number on both sides of each box.
- Then, complete the online documentation that you can find in your account area. The online documentation includes an insurance form, which is optional, inventory and Thailand customs forms, as well as uploading a copy of your passport and visa, if applicable.
- Finally, you’ll receive a notification via email and SMS the day before our driver comes to collect your boxes. The message will include the date you had chosen during the order process.
At Seven Seas Worldwide, we can ship to Thailand from Australia by sea. Sea shipping is the most budget-friendly option, ideal if you're sending several boxes, and it will take 88 days to reach your destination. All transit times are from the date we receive full payment and the completion of your online documentation.
The easiest way to find out how much it costs to ship to Thailand is to get a free instant quote. The process is quick and easy, all you have to do is fill out the online form and you’ll receive a full breakdown of all costs involved.
To successfully ship your household items into Thailand duty-free, the following documents and criteria must be met:
- The used personal effects and household item must be at least 6 months old.
- The shipment must be imported not earlier than one month before or not later than six months after the arrival of the importers.
- Copy of work permit for at least one year for expats or Thai ID for citizens of Thailand.
- The imported used/second-hand household effects have been owned, possessed, and used at least 6 months in the country where the importers resided before returning or relocating to Thailand.
- Only ONE unit each of electrical appliances is eligible for tax and duty free allowance. Any excess unit shall be subject to regular taxes and duties, and Customs will place the items that have the lowest rate of duty under tax and duty exemption.
- You must have stayed overseas for at least 12 months and return to Thailand not over 3 months to be exempted from import duty & tax.
- Foreigners holding Retirement Visa can apply for duty & tax exemption.
- You will be required to provide your original passport in Thailand (Resident/Foreign passport) if not all items subject to tax and duty.
For a more detailed breakdown, our Prohibited Goods page contains a list of all the goods you can't send, along with specific service-based restrictions.
How long does international shipping to Thailand from South Africa take?*
*estimated timings dependent on global shipping circumstances
How to pack your boxes in 4 effortless steps
Packing your boxes correctly is vital when it comes to safely shipping your items to the other side of the world. To ensure your goods arrive undamaged, we recommend the 'better to be safe than sorry' approach by following our four easy steps below (more information available in our Excess Baggage FAQs):
Organise your possessions:
Firstly, it is important to declutter and decide what you're going to take with you. Prioritise what you're going to sell, donate, dispose of and ship. Then, plan ahead and delegate which items you’re going to pack into particular boxes to make the unpacking process quick and easy.
Protect your items for shipping:
Thoroughly wrap each item with bubble wrap to protect them from colliding during transit. Place your heaviest items at the bottom and lightest at the top to avoid unnecessary damage.
Label and tape your boxes:
Once you’ve adequately taped your boxes, fill out your full name, job number, and delivery address in the form printed on our boxes. This makes the process run smoother for you and our team when it comes to identifying which goods belong to you.
Make the necessary checks before we collect:
It’s important to make final checks to ensure you have everything you need, packed and ready for when our driver arrives on collection day to avoid any delays.
Also, don't forget that your boxes must not exceed 30kg/66lbs for our driver's safety. We recommend using bathroom scales for measuring the weight of your boxed items.
Booking a MoveCube to transport items to Thailand was extremely easy and hassle-free - and getting through to customer services never presented any delays. All documentation etc sorted quickly and effortlessly and everything went according to plan, on time and the MoveCube was delivered to the address in Thailand quicker than expected. Would genuinely recommend Seven Seas Worldwide to anyone who needs to ship items abroad.Steven Compton
Popular destinations to visit in Thailand
Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand is steeped in history and culture that fascinates millions of visitors each year. From the wide variety of foods, tropical weather, beautiful beaches and endless amounts of outdoor activities, Thailand is a place where there's always something new to experience.
Also known as the Big Mango, Bangkok is a diverse city known for its vibrant nightlife and variety of food. From beautiful sculptures to bustling markets, the city is packed with things to do both day and night.
Best time to visit: the best time to explore Bangkok on foot is during the colder months from November to February. Due to its tropical climate, temperatures in the summertime can easily soar to 40 Degrees Celsius which can make it difficult to get around.
How to get around: the best way to get around Bangkok fast and at an affordable price is via the independent BTS Skytrain and the MRT Subway networks, which you can access from the airport using the Airport Rail Link.
Neighbourhoods to know: If you’re on a budget, then Banglamphu is a must. Everything is accessible by foot and it’s full of antique shops, affordable restaurants, and ancient temples. Alternatively, the Chatuchak District draws in tens of thousands to its weekend market, which is packed with plenty of things to eat and drink.
Things to do: being the capital of Thailand, the amazing selection of street food, historical buildings, lively markets to a revitalising Thai massage, the list of things to do in Bangkok are endless.
Thailand’s second-largest island, Koh Samui is full of incredible beaches, beautiful mountain roads, temples and so much more. The island is a tropical paradise for those looking to enjoy more of what Thailand’s nature has to offer.
Best time to visit: the best time to visit is during the months of December to February when the weather is nice and the rainy season has passed by then however, it can be busy.
How to get around: the most convenient ways of navigating the island of Koh Samui is by using taxis, car/motorbike rental or the Songthaew buses which are on a fixed route.
Neighbourhoods to know: Lamai Viewpoint, located towards the south of the island, offers fantastic views from the observation deck with zipline adventures across the jungle canopy. Or, kick back and relax on the Choeng Mon white sand beach with clear blue waters.
Things to do: if you're looking for relaxation then you can visit the beautifully secluded Hin Lat Waterfall located inland on the west side of the island. If you’re looking for adventure, then you can do a Jet Ski Safari that takes you to 7 different islands in the south.
One of the most popular destinations to visit in Phucket are the Phi Phi Islands located in the Andaman Sea. It became popular after Leonardo DiCaprio’s Hollywood film The Beach was filmed there in 2000. When on the mainland, you can explore everything else Phucket has to offer from historical temples, spas, restaurants, and spicy Thai cuisine.
Best time to visit: visit between December and April to take advantage of mostly sunny days and the chance to participate in the Songkran water festival and other outdoor events.
How to get around: you can easily get around Phucket with multiple public transport options available. You can use a Tuk Tuk or taxi to travel around town. Or, if you’re planning to travel further afield, car/motorbike rental may be a more convenient option.
Neighbourhoods to know: Malin Plaza in the Kathu District is a popular spot known for its authentic, affordable Thai food. Alternatively, you can visit Patong Beach known for its restaurants, cafes and bars that line the beach.
Things to do: observe spectacular 360 views over Phucket from The Big Buddha, a 148ft (45m) tall sculpture built in 2004. Or head out to the Phi Phi Islands where you can kayak the clear blue waters to explore the caves, visit the Monkey Beach, and go snorkelling.
Situated more inland compared to other popular tourist destinations, Chiang Mai is a city that’s often overlooked due to their being no beach. However, it’s ideal for people looking for a more relaxing holiday or as a potential place to move to. From hanging out with Elephants at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary to taking a Thai cooking class, Chiang Mai offers a more laid-back experience compared to destinations near the coast.
Best time to visit: visiting between October and April is the ideal time as the weather is mostly cool, making it perfect to explore all of Chiang Mai’s outdoor activities.
How to get around: the most common way of getting around Chiang Mai is by using Tuk Tuk’s, taxis, or if you’re heading out of the city, then car rental is much more convenient.
Neighbourhoods to know: if you’re into your history, then the Tha Phae Gate is a must. Situated in the heart of Chiang Mai, Tha Phae Gate is a historical landmark that dates all the way back to ancient times. Beyond the gate, you can visit the Wat Chedi Luang, a fascinating Buddhist temple that was originally made up of three temples.
Things to do: enjoy spectacular sights from the Wat Umong to the Wat Phrathat Doi Kham. If you’re looking for more adventure then you can be blown away by the sheer beauty of the Doi Inthanon National Park.