Expeditors of Extraordinary Cargo 






About Us


Safari Cargo Systems is a privately owned Freight Forwarding Company and Clearing House.


Situated in Johannesburg, South Africa, we are in the business of rendering international forwarding services of specialised commodities (cargo) originating from South Africa to countries abroad.

Similarly the clearing of specialised goods from other countries to South Africa.  

For many years (since 1975) we have concentrated our operations on the air- and ocean shipping of sporthunted animal game trophies, exotic skins, manufactured from wildlife and other animal origin, selected live animals.

Shipments of this nature has become the core of our business activities.


Each year, SCS successfully expedite thousands of such shipments from South Africa to homes and businesses abroad. This has gained us a solid reputation and our transparency, capacity and expertise in this logistically complex industry are widely recognised internationally.


SCS is well represented internationally and boasts a network of over 40 foreign agents and trading partners abroad, each selected for their ability and competence in handling complex logistical activities.


We are proud to serve and be associated with the international hunting community, the taxidermy and tanning industries, commercial farming industries of exotic skins and manufacturing companies of related products.


We are truly "Expeditors of Extraordinary Cargo"   and a leader in our field.



Our Facility


SCS is centrally situated, 5 kilometres from Johannesburg International Airport (OliverTambo). Our facility comprise of 420 sqm office space, 3200 sqm in warehouse space and land area of 3.6 hectare.


Our immovable infrastructure is designed to compliment our daily activities. The land and premises is owned by the company and the facility is Veterinary approved to handle the warehousing of animal products.    



Our Activities


The international trade in wildlife products or manufactured commodities of animal origin lends itself to many rules, regulations and logistical complexities.

Countries and trade organisations world-wide, have adopted measures to protect their members, communities, territories and infrastructure from animal and human disease, insect infestation and illegal trade. Security measures are becoming daily issues that one has to contend with.


SCS has made a large investment in creating a global infrastructure to handle and effect the international movement of shipments of such a specialised nature ; may they be game trophies, exotic skins, or manufactured animal products. We are proud and privileged to be the nominated forwarder for numerous prominent taxidermy and tannery companies in South Africa, and many international hunting and tourism bodies and organisations.


Our staff are competent and knowledgeable on the required Customs, Consular, Veterinary and Conservation practices that is required to effect trade in regulated and restricted commodities and have many years experience in this field.


When entrusting your consignment to SCS you can be assured that we shall address all the required issues  and to ensure the smooth international transit of your precious goods from SA to final destination.


Our policy is one of NO surprises, we shall discuss with you in advance and prior to shipment, the related cost and insurance arrangements.

Costing estimates for airfreight or oceanfreight will be submitted to you.


Since we integrate our services with a comprehensive network of clearing agents abroad, we are also able to make advance recommodations with you how to achieve customs clearance and delivery of your shipment at its final designated address, the most expedient and cost effective manner.