Ideally located storage units at the best prices, at locations across South Africa.

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Storage unit prices vary greatly but cost usually depends on two factors – size and location. The bigger a unit is, the more it will cost. Storage unit prices tend go up in locations where there’s limited availability.


When comparing storage unit prices, remember that not all units are made equal. Visit the facility and expect to pay more for features such as climate control, 24/7 security and a business centre.


How much is a self-storage unit in South Africa?

We sourced quotes from multiple storage providers and found that the average cost of a self-storage unit in South Africa is R460 per month for a small unit and R3,250 per month for a larger one. Prices vary significantly based on size, location and services offered.


Prices of small storage units


Small storage units range in size from 2 m2 to 9 m2. The average monthly unit prices are:

  • R590 (3 m2)
  • R1,300 (9 m2).

Price of medium storage units

Medium storage units range in size from 10 m2 to 15 m2. The average monthly unit price is:

  • R1,480 (12 m2).

Price of large storage units

Large storage units range in size from 16 m2 – about the size of a small garage – to more than 45 m2. The average monthly unit price is:

  • R2,300 (16 m2).

Be cautious of very cheap storage prices

When doing research, be wary of very cheap storage unit prices. Some storage providers advertise cheaper storage units online with prices below R380. On further reading, you’ll see that these adverts state that “available units are limited”.


In practice, the cheapest unit available when you call a storage provider may cost significantly more. Additional costs, including insurance and administrative costs, can push up the real price per month.


Finally, be aware that some providers list storage unit prices online that are out of date. Some date back as far as 2017.


What size unit do I need?

Maybe your child is going away to university, and you need somewhere to store his or her belongings so you can use the bedroom as a home office. Perhaps you’re renovating and need somewhere to store your possessions and furniture for a few months. Whatever the circumstances, life events come up all the time that trigger a need for storage.


The size of storage unit you need will depend on what you have to store and how long you need to store it. You must calculate the size accurately. You want to avoid paying for space you don’t use or discover that you don’t have enough space.


Use our size guide to help you determine what size unit you need. Our most compact unit (3 m2) is the size of a large walk-in closet, but we have large units (33 m2) that can store the contents of a four- or five-bedroom home.


Storage unit prices in key cities

Storage unit prices vary from province to province and from city to city. Here’s a comprehensive list of storage unit prices in each of our convenient locations.


Cost of storage units in Cape Town

In Cape Town, storage prices tend to be slightly lower in the northern suburbs. Our storage Bellville prices are hard to beat. Demand is high for storage within close proximity of the CBD and Cape Town International Airport.


Location Prices starting from Unit size
Bellville R450 2 m2
Kraaifontein R1,280  9 m2
Airport Industria R1,035 quarter store

Self-storage prices in Johannesburg

Demand for storage in central Johannesburg is very high but our storage unit prices are highly competitive.


Location Prices starting from Unit size
Commissioner Street R525 3 m2
Heidelberg Road R570 3 m2
Robertsham R530 2.5 m2
Booysens R875 6 m2
Kempton Park R1,160 9 m2
Edenvale branches R910 5 m2
Sandton R690 3 m2
Wynberg R560 2 m2
Brakpan R855 5 m2
Vereeniging R405 3 m2

Storage prices in Centurion

Our two locations are conveniently located within easy drive of Pretoria.


Location Prices starting from Unit size
Centurion R1,070 9 m2
Zwartkop R1,140 half container

Alberton storage prices

Our three Alberton branches offer a wide range of unit sizes from 9 m2 up to mini-factory spaces ranging from 18 m2 to 275 m2.


Location Prices starting from Unit size
Garfield Road R1,265 9 m2
Goodwood Road R1,225 9 m2
Combrinck Street R1,255 9 m2

Storage Durban prices

We offer two conveniently located branches, one minutes from the CBD and one north of the city, just 15 minutes from Umhlanga.


Location Prices starting from Unit size
Durban Central R615 3 m2
Durban North R615 3 m2

Pietermaritzburg storage prices

Our Willowton branch is conveniently located right next to the N3 and is 10 minutes from the CBD.


Location Prices starting from Unit size
Willowton R565 3 m2

Storage specials

We are currently offering unbeatable discount specials at many of our branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Have a look to see what’s been offered at a branch near you.


About XtraSpace

At XtraSpace, we offer clean, secure self-storage units. Our storage unit prices are highly competitive. Contact us for more information or browse to find a branch near you.


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