About Us

Selection Cartage History

Selection Cartage was established in 1931 by John van Niekerk, a diamond miner from Kimberley. The first vehicle he bought was an old sleeve valve Willys Knight car once belonging to Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, which he converted himself into a platform lorry. John conceived the idea of having portable covers for his platform lorries and became the first contractor on the East Rand to offer the service of furniture removals with covered vans.

Removals specialist
with strong traditions

Proudly retaining the family business ethos

What we do

We are removal and relocation specialists operating locally and internationally – for homes and businesses. We are passionate about our company and want to provide our clients with the best possible service at a price they can afford. To this day, we proudly retain the family business ethos that made our company a household name almost 90 years ago.

  • Home Removals
  • Long-distance relocations
  • International relocations
  • Retirement relocations
  • Packaging, wrapping, crating
  • Safe storage
  • Part-load removal services
  • Reconsolidating interior designer consignments

some fun facts

Our numbers speak for themselves


Successful relocations


Boxes packed


Satisfied customers