Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The information below is intended to provide a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to South Africa. The links below provide a lot of information, but it's always a good idea to check with your local embassy or consulate.
South African Revenue Service (SARS)
--APPLICABLE ONLY TO PERSONS 18 YRS AND OLDER--
No left -hand drive vehicles new or used purchased after January 1, 2000 are allowed to be imported into South Africa. One auto per family which has been owned and used for at least one year prior to importation may be imported duty-free, but value added tax (VAT) of 14% is applicable. Special Import Permit (in quadruplicate) must be obtained from the South African Embassy in country of origin or from the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa. Once imported the auto cannot be sold or otherwise disposed of for two years
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