International Removals to South Africa | Overseas Removal Services
South Africa is one of the most popular destinations for UK citizens who are moving to Africa. Perched on the southern tip of Africa, it is a successful democratic nation that is home to almost 53 million people. It is a truly beautiful country that has a great deal of biodiversity and a varied landscape.
If you are interested in moving to South Africa, it is crucial that you use an experienced international removals company. This will help ensure that your cargo safely arrives on-time and in one piece. With more than 100-years international removals experience, Schepens is that company! We regularly perform international removals to South Africa and know the country well.
To help you gain an understanding of what is involved when moving to South Africa, this article will examine the reasons why so many people are moving there. Then we’ll take a look at the South Africa removals services that Schepens offer!
The reasons why South Africa attracts so many people
South Africa is the jewel on the southern tip of the Africa. It is a county that has a lot going for it including a rapidly improving economy, stable political system, incredible culture, amazing sporting heritage, and beautiful landscape.
Thousands of people move to South Africa from the UK each year for a number of reasons including work, study, retirement or family reunion. The reasons why so many people are attracted to South Africa include:
- A rapidly growing economy
South Africa has the second largest economy in Africa and has a high GDP per capita compared to other African countries. Although burdened by a high unemployment rate, South Africa has started to attract significant foreign investment in the past 10-years. This has lead to growth in the domestic economy. The country has very strong tourism, science and primary production industries.
- The diverse and exciting culture
South Africa really is a melting pot! It is a multiethnic country with a wide variety of languages and cultures. This is highlighted by the fact South Africa has 11 official languages. A lot of people move to South Africa to be a part of this incredible diversity. You can learn so much about other cultures by living in South Africa.
- A stunning natural environment
South Africa’s environment is a major drawcard for people moving there from the UK. The country has a massive coastline that stretches more than 2,500 km and contains some of the best beaches in the world. The interior of the country stretches up to a large plateau that ranges between 1,000 and 2,100 metres in height. There are a number of huge national parks including the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Waterberg Biosphere. Maintaining biodiversity is very important for the South African government and they have given wild animals and plants plenty of room to flourish.
- The best education system in Africa
The South African government is very committed to providing a strong education system and has invested heavily in it over recent years. The government manages the education system with two departments — the department of Basic Education (DBE) which handles primary and secondary schools, and the department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) which handles universities and vocational training institutions.
Basic education is divided into General Education and Training (GET) and Further Education and Training (FET). GET includes grade 0 plus grades 1 to 9 while FET includes grades 10-12 and non-higher education vocational training facilities.
The government contributes substantially to the cost of students attending school, however, there are some schools fees which must be paid by parents. The fees in affluent areas are typically higher than those for schools in poor suburbs.
Some of the best schools in South Africa include:
- Hoerskool Garsfontein
- Hoerskool Waterkloof
- Northcliff High School
- Durban Girls High School
- St Stithians
- Kearsney College
“Your team worked really hard and nothing was too much trouble, they kept smiling and in good spirits even when things were more tricky that first envisaged”.
Useful Resources For People Moving to South Africa
Here are some great sources of information for anyone moving to South Africa!
- Travel advice for South Africa from the UK government
- Living in South Africa advice from the UK government
- Visa information for South Africa
- Just Landed guide to living in South Africa
Some Reasons to Choose Schepens for Removals to South Africa
Incredibly experienced at international removals
Schepens has a level of experience far beyond that of our competitors. We are a family owned business that has been in operation for more than 100-years. Over that time, we have developed a reputation for being reliable, professional and affordable international movers! Why trust your cargo with an inexperienced fly-by-night company — choose an experienced international moving company like Schepens
International Removals South Africa – We have a large global network
Our international network of storage depots and distribution centres means that we can precisely track your cargo at all times. We don’t use a large number of third party providers when shipping cargo internationally. Schepens have one of the largest transportation networks of all international removal companies.
Our staff regularly perform international removals to South Africa
We ship directly to South Africa from the United Kingdom on a regular basis. That means we can offer our clients very flexible delivery schedules and transit options. It also means we obtain great discounts from fuel providers and cargo shipping companies. We pass those savings directly onto our clients.
International Removals South Africa – Packing and Crating Services
Schepens offer a professional packing service where our experienced movers securely pack your possessions for the move to South Africa. Because they are experienced removers, they understand exactly how to pack fragile items so they survive any stresses associated with the journey. We also offer a crating service, where we combine your cargo and place it on a crate — ready for inserting into a cargo container.
International Removals South Africa – Experience staff trained to British Association of Removers standards
We are very proud of the quality of our staff. They are very talented removers who are trained to British Association of Removers standards. Adherence to these standards gives you the assurance that your international removal to South Africa will be performed efficiently, correctly and most importantly — safely.
Customs and Quarantine Handling for South Africa Removals
Dealing with customs and quarantine restrictions is one of the biggest challenges when moving internationally. Fortunately for our clients, Schepens are here to make the process easy!
All South African removals have a dedicated move coordinator
All clients have access to a dedicated move coordinator who can guide you through the entire removals process. They will help you decide what to pack and what to leave behind, what insurance option is appropriate for you, when is the best time to move your cargo and much more.
International Removals South Africa – High-level security
Schepens take security very seriously and monitor your cargo for the duration of the journey. There is also a wide range of insurance policies available to cover you in the unlikely event of an accident or robbery.
Schepens currently move to all major towns and cities in South Africa, including: Alberton, Benoni, Cape Town, Carltonville, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Kimberly, Kierksdorp, Krugersdorp, Mhuluzi, Port Elizabeth, Soweto and Pretoria.