customs clearance south africa

Customs Clearance South Africa

Blackie’s Consultants are highly specialised and fully licensed customs brokers and consultants who offer guidance and trade facilitation between South Africa and a foreign entity.


Make your logistics fleet more agile by reducing the time it takes to receive clearance to proceed to border. Move goods effortlessly between South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Eswatini.


Blackie’s Consultants complete border clearance documentation with precision and care. We reduce the total cost of logistics operations by reducing the red tape associated with crossing borders.


We provide expert guidance and consultation for clients looking to cross borders with cargo.


As a fully licensed agency, we have a proven track record and customer portfolio that speaks for itself. 

Our expertise is your gain

Blackie’s Consultants is the customs brokers and clearing agency of choice.

Our expertise focuses on large-scale logistics operators who move imported and exported goods between South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Eswatini. Our clients rely on us to provide strategies that prioritise agility and proficiency.

Blackie’s clearance process and accuracy in completing cross-border documentation, ensures you comply with the latest laws and regulations.

Our consultations and seminars ensure that you benefit from favourable customs rules.

Our Services

Facilitating trading between you and your client cross border.
Get more out of your fleet by working with the best.

Customs Clearing Documentation

Blackie’s Consultants is a highly specialised and fully licensed Customs Clearing Agency offering exceptional customer service.

Our brokers assist in completing and submitting the paperwork needed to move goods across South African borders to SARS with speed, accuracy and exceptional service.

Our consultants reduce the time it takes to receive clearance to proceed to the border from an average of 48 hours to 8 hours!

Request assistance from Blackie’s Consultants by completing a clearance instruction. Blackie’s will use your clearing instruction to correctly classify the goods being transported across border.

Seamless Logistics Administration

We provide expert consultation for clients who need to cross South African borders with cargo. Make your logistics operation more flexible with agile administration from Blackie’s Consultants.

Having a team of customs clearing specialists on your side makes your logistics fleet more valuable because you avoid costly delays that could easily be avoided by simply completing paperwork correctly.

We provide consultation for companies that need to move commodity goods between South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Eswatini.

Law & Regulatory compliance

Our consulting team knows the South African rules and regulations intimately. They have been instrumental in establishing and refining the industry as a whole.

Blackie’s Consultants ensure that every shipment meets the legal requirements to cross South African borders without any nasty surprises.

We ensure that every piece of cargo and the associated paperwork comply with South African customs requirements and that you can consistently pass customs inspections.

Contact us to provide you with the latest information and legal requirements when it comes to successfully trading across borders.

Professional & Expert Consultation

When trading across borders, communication is of vital importance. Blackie’s Consultants provide expert consultation for clients who need advice on the best way to cross borders with cargo.

Using Blackie’s Consultants means we use our knowledge of customs law to ensure your freight is being reported to the SARS correctly.

Our consultations and seminars ensure that you benefit by taking advantage of favourable customs rules.

Contact us for expert strategic consultation on all matters related to customs clearing in South Africa.

Offers That Set Us Apart

Info Seminars

We provide information seminars and personal interaction with clients.

VAT Assistance

We coordinate VAT payments on behalf of our clients for a minimal handling fee.

Border Permits

We can give advice on border permits as well as importer/exporter codes.

Customer Care

Our friendly and approachable staff assist all clients professionally.

Storage Facilities

Storage facilities at the Ladybrand office and in Maseru for clients who may need it before crossing the border.

SARS Disputes

Our open door policy with SARS Customs allows us to resolve disputes as best as possible.

Special Attendance

We assist drivers going through the border, collecting the respective documentation, and collating it on their behalf.

We facilitate trade at the following borders

We facilitate trading between the borders of the following countries:

Blackie's Consulting Customs Clearing Border Posts South Africa

Officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It has 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans. To the north lie the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; and within it lies Lesotho, an enclave surrounded by South African territory. South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world by land area, and with close to 53 million people, is the world’s 24th-most populous nation.

  • Maseru Bridge – 15 minute’s drive from Ladybrand is the capital of Lesotho. It’s about 4 hours from Johannesburg, and 1.5 hours from Bloemfontein, using the N8.


  • Caledonspoort – Fouriesburg is a small town situated near the Maluti Mountains in the Free State province of South Africa just 9 km from Lesotho. On the R711 that passes through Fouriesburg is the border post of Caledonspoort.


  • Ficksburg Border / Maputsoe Border Crossing – On the R26 you will find Ficksburg, turn on the main road, Bloem Street. The border is on the end of the main street, connected directly to town.


  • Qacha’s Nek Border – Matatiele, Eastern Cape, is the nearest town to this border post, joining the R56 and connecting to the A4. The town crossing into Lesotho is Qacha’s District.


  • Van Rooyens Gate – Wepener, Free State, is the nearest town to this border post, joining the R702 and connecting to the A20. The town crossing into Lesotho is Mafeteng.
  • Golela – is a town in South Africa, 45km east of Pongola on the border with Eswatini. The Golela border post is currently being rebuilt to meet the increasing movement of people and goods between South Africa and Eswatini.
  • Oshoek – Nearest town is Ermelo, Mpumalanga, about 120km on the N17.
  • Mahamba BorderMahamba is a busy border post between Eswatini and South Africa. The Mahamba border crossing is usually open from 7 am to 10 pm, but authorities may extend hours during busy times of the year.
  • Skilpadshekis a border checkpoint on the South African border with Botswana, located 52 kilometres north-west of Zeerust in North West province. The corresponding checkpoint on the Botswana side of the border is called Pioneer Gate. The Trans-Kalahari Corridor passes through Skilpadshek, and it is the western end of the N4 road, which continues in Botswana as the A2.


  • Kopfontein Gate – (Tlokweng) The Kopfontein Gate Border Post between South Africa and Botswana is very popular as it provides a short and direct route from the border to the capital city of Gaborone. The road to the border turns from the N4 National toll route (Bakwena Platinum Highway) at Zeerust and passes the Madikwe Game Reserve. The gate is about 90 kms from Zeerust and from the border to Gaborone is a further 34 kms.


  • Ramatlabama Border In South Africa’s North West province, Ramatlabama is a village and railway station 25 kilometres north of Mafikeng. Ramatlabama has a border post that serves as the crossing point for road and rail traffic.
  • Nakop is a small town and border post in northwestern South Africa on It’s border with Namibia. It lies ten kilometres north of the Orange River. On the N10 and connecting to the B3 road. The town you cross into from South Africa to Namibia is Ariamsvlei.


  • Vioolsdrift Border – This border post is a well-maintained, single-paved carriageway. This border post is open 24 hours. Vioolsdrift Border Control is situated between Namibia (Noordoewer) and South Africa (Vioolsdrift).