Travelling as Manifest Cargo

  • All pets travelling to South Africa must travel as manifest cargo. The only exception is if you travel in your own chartered aircraft.
  • Pets travel under the passenger cabin in the cargo hold which is pressurized, dimly lit and heated. If anything the cargo hold will be more relaxing for your pet as opposed to traveling in the cabin. In the cabin you will have a hoard of strange smells and sounds that can unsettle your pet whereas in the hold your pet will be in a tranquil setting where they can just curl up and sleep.
  • The owner does not have to travel with pets to most destinations
  • The pet must be consigned to a person at the destination end who will pick up the pet.