Moving to South Africa from UK | International Removals
South Africa is a very successful country that is known for having an exciting culture, stunning natural landscape, and friendly people. It is a fantastic place to live, with a high standard of living, relaxed lifestyle, and strong sporting culture. Many people are relocating to South Africa from the UK each year, drawn by these factors and much more.
If you are one of the lucky people moving to South Africa from UK, you are probably very excited! It is a wonderful country with a lot to offer.
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You can make moving to South Africa a lot easier by choosing a professional international removals company like Schepens. We are a family owned company with more than 100 years of experience. Our team regularly performs international removals to South Africa and know the logistics of this journey well.
All of our South Africa removals are performed by removers trained according to British Association of Removers standards. These standards will ensure that your cargo is moved efficiently and safely. They also ensure that we have all of the correct contingency plans, licenses, and insurances in place.
This guide will explain why so many people are moving to South Africa from UK. We’ll also share some useful tips for relocating to South Africa and explain why Schepens is the best choice for South African removals.
Why move to South Africa from the UK?
South Africa is very different to the UK! Its culture is much more diverse and exciting. UK expats also love South Africa because of its financial opportunities and climate. The most common reasons why people move to South Africa from the UK include:
South Africa’s economy is growing quickly
South Africa has experienced significant growth in the past few years. It is already the second largest economy in Africa (behind Nigeria) and has a very high GDP per capita. Its recent growth might see it become the biggest African economy in the next decade. It is an excellent location for anyone looking to start a new business, particularly in the manufacturing, tourism, mining, and primary production industries.
South Africa is an incredibly beautiful place
Many people move to South Africa from the UK just to enjoy the pristine natural beauty of the place. The landscape is quite diverse and ranges from the sandy beaches of Cape Town through to huge mountains like Cathedral Peak. South African authorities have managed to preserve huge swathes of land thanks to their very large national parks. If you love nature, you will enjoy South Africa.
South Africa has wonderful culture
Modern day South Africa is a cultural melting pot with African, English, Dutch, German and French ethnic groups. This interesting mixture of cultures makes it a very exciting place to live. You can enjoy food, art, and music from all around the world.
South Africa has a strong education system
The South African education system is well funded and delivers educational outcomes similar to UK schools. There are many high quality international schools and private schools to choose from including:
- Hoerskool Garsfontein
- Hout Bay International School
- American International School of Johannesburg
- Hoerskool Waterkloof
- International School of South Africa
- St Stithians
- Northcliff High School
- Durban Girls High School
- Kearsney College
Resources to Help You Move to South Africa
Here are some useful resources to help you plan your move to South Africa:
- Visa information for South Africa
- Travel advice for South Africa from the UK government
- Living in South Africa advice from the UK government
- Expat Info Desk — Living in South Africa
- Just Landed guide to living in South Africa
Why Choose Schepens When Moving to South Africa From UK?
Schepens is a professional UK removals company with the right skills, local knowledge, and experience to make moving to South Africa easy. Here are a few more reasons for choosing Schepens when relocation to South Africa:
Talented removers trained to a high standard
Our removers are friendly, professional and trained to BAR standards. They work efficiently and will ensure your cargo safely makes it to South Africa.
Schepens is an experienced international removals company
Our family owned company was established over 100 years ago. Since then, we have performed thousands of removals, including many to South Africa. We have established a reputation for trustworthiness, reliability, and professionalism.
Free quotes for removals to South Africa
All clients relocating to South Africa will receive an obligation-free quote. This quote will clearly detail the items being moved, the total cost, the delivery window, and the pickup date. Our total price is the final cost and all you will ever pay. There are no unexpected charges when you choose Schepens.
Professional packing service
You can make your move to South Africa even easier by taking advantage of our optional packing service. When you choose this option, our professional removers will pack your items for you — ensuring they are adequately protected for the journey to South Africa.
Skilled move coordinators to manage the entire process
All South Africa removals are managed by one of our move coordinators. They are extremely experience removers who have coordinated countless international removals. They will ensure your move to South Africa goes off without a hitch.
Secure South Africa removals
We use very strict security protocols to ensure that your cargo remains safe during its journey to South Africa. This includes GPS tracking, security alarms on all vehicles, and security-trained removers.
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.