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Ferry from Accra (Ghana) to Cape town (SA)

Hi there,

Planning to travel to Ghana and there take the ferry to Cape Town South Africa. Any one got any info on companies, prices, etc.?

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Hi Corne

First I've ever heard of a ferry from Ghana to Cape Town. Where did you hear about this?

There are some sea-freight companies which are international, and if you were planning to ship the bike in Africa I would definitely go with a large reputable firm.

http://www.sefco-export.com/carshipper.htm

P&O Nedlloyd has offices in Ghana:

http://www.ponl.com/

For some useful information on shipping yourself and the bike by sea (assuming you wish to travel together), see this thread:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb...ML/000148.html

Good luck, and let us know how you make out!

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Joe Quinn, Sefco Export wrote me:
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Hi Susan, Thanks for contacting us but I am afraid we will not be able to provide you much help on this on. Good luck in your search.
Best regards, Joe Quinn
Sefco
ps-- you might want to contact the following company which is based in Accra:

WATSON SERVICES LTD. Contacts :
Mr. B. T.C. Ayivor (CEO)
Labadi Road (1 Mile from Black Star Square)
Accra
GHANA
Postal Address Same Country :
P.O.Box: 1013
Accra
Tel 1 : 233 21/775817
Tel 2 : 233 21/775163
Fax 1 : 233 21/772872
E-mail: watson@africaonline.com.gh
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Hello - I shipped from Accra to Durban last July - spent a couple of days trawling round the agents at the Tema docks until we found a decent price - as far as I remember about $700 US for the container - I was lucky, shared it with a Landcruiser. Maybe your best bet is to try to find a 4X4 to split costs with.

The container took a week or so to travel down. I'll try to get the details of the agents we used in Durban and get back to you.
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Update?

We are looking for a possibility to transport our two motorbikes from Accra, Ghana to Namibia (or South Africa) either by sea or air freight. Our time frame would be mid April 2014.

I have been contacting a few companies but the response rate is pretty low as of now. Does anybody have an update or can share own experiences?

What has worked for you and how much did you pay?

Thanks in advance!
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Did you ship your bikes? If so can you post your experience and contacts? Send you private email.

Greetings, GvR.

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Look at Kap2cape. This couple did it.

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No SA for us

Howdy, our plans changed. Since the officials made such a mambo when coming with dogs to SA, we changed our plans and went to the US instead.

Our experiences from that are documented here:
Sauerkraut & Tofuwurst: Accra - New York City with dogs and bikes
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