I'm relocating to South Africa as a temporary resident on a 3 year work permit. I want to import my car for some or all of the period of time that I am there. I am finding it extremely difficult to get a straight forward answer from my relocation agents. Some advice recommends a Carnet some a temporary import permit - both seem to require logging a deposit equivalent to the duty if I permanently important the car which is then reclaimed when the vehicle is shipped back to the UK. My plan will be to export the car back when I leave South Africa or when the permit expires (whichever is earlier). Does anyone have experience of importing a car temporarily? for how long? does the vehicle then need a SA registration? how does insurance work while in SA? Is it worth the trouble? Thanks for your help!!