Prior to Removal:
It is understandable that you may not have a set removal date immediately. We recommend a four week notice period prior to removal. However, we appreciate that there are a number of contributing factors that may prevent you from giving this much notice. For this reason, we offer a provisional booking process, where we will allocate a crew for your removal on the provisional moving date you advise.
Items can be added/removed from your removals list prior to your removal day and the quotation will be adjusted accordingly. You can discuss any changes with your branch office.
No delivery address yet?
This is not a problem as all we will require are your contact details. The delivery address can be advised at a later date or as soon as possible following your arrival in South Africa.
The Day of your International Removals To Sandton
On the day of your removal one of our experienced export packing teams will arrive at your residence, to start professionally packing the contents of your home. It is essential that any international removal is professionally export packed and wrapped using the correct packing materials. All items will be packed into export approved cartons and where necessary, furniture will be wrapped and protected using export approved blankets or custom made cartons.
Our export packing teams will always bring extra cartons and packing materials on your removal day, so if you are undecided over a particular item, please don’t worry. The crew will create an inventory listing all the items you are shipping, as each carton is filled.
When shipping your personal belongings to Sandton the transit time between removal in the UK and arrival at your new home will be approximately 4-6 weeks for full container shipments. Part load shipments can take between 6-10 weeks and are dependent on how quickly a 20ft container can be filled.
Documents we will require before shipment:
• Customs forms DA304 & P.1.160
• Copy of original passport
• Permanent Residence or Work permit
• Removal inventory (we will provide this for you)
• Insurance Valuation form for Shipment Protection cover
NOTE: When shipping vehicles, it is best to discuss this with your surveyor, who can guide you through the process and advise the necessary documentation requirements.
Restrictions may apply to certain items. If you are unsure, it is always best to show them to the surveyor at point of survey.
Restricted Exports to South Africa where approval maybe required:
• Firearms and accessories will require a South African Police Firearm Registrar certificate SAP 312 & Import permit.
•Wine & Alcohol
Prohibited Exports to Sandton:
• Plant products
• Explosives or Fireworks
• Pornographic material
• Certain feathers, furs, skins, tusks, etc. of animals which may fall under the protected species regulations.
For a more comprehensive list, please click on the link below:
Alternatively use our branch locator to find your local branch.
International Removals Sandton
If you are looking at relocating and searching for International removal companies serving Sandton, White & Company are founder members of OMNI, FIDI and BAR and have been providing a removals & storage solution to South Africa for over 140 years.
Sandton is situated in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg and is one of the most important financial and business districts in South Africa. It is home to the top investment banks, financial consultants and the Johannesburg stock exchange. Known as ‘Africa’s richest square mile’, Sandton has long been a popular suburb for relocation. The skyline of Sandton has grown rapidly and there are many development projects in the area.
Sport lovers will enjoy the Wanderers Stadium, the most prestigious cricket ground in South Africa. For those who enjoy shopping, one of the main attractions is Sandton City, the 300-store retail complex that ranks among the largest shopping centres in Africa. Anyone visiting Sandton for the first time will want to see Nelson Mandela Square, formerly known as Sandton Square. It was renamed in March 2004, after the unveiling of the bronze statue of the former South African president. Ironically, Liliesleaf Farm, where Mandela lived in the early 1960s, is just north of Nelson Mandela Square and provides a stark contrast.
Sandton has an excellent range of fine dining restaurants and boasts a string of 5 star hotels. Innesfree Park and Mushroom Farm Park, both situated in the heart Sandton, they offer a moment of tranquillity in a busy city.
Property prices & International Removals Sandton
Sandton has become a sought after location and generally the property prices reflect its popularity. Situated close to Johannesburg but far enough from the city to have a more relaxed atmosphere. There is a huge range of properties on the market currently. In the last five years, corporates have been relocating to Sandton and it is seen as a preferential business address. This in turn, has lead to office development in the area and a demand for more luxury apartments. Central Square apartments are selling for up to R50,000 (£2500) per square metre. One-bedroomed studio apartments are selling for R2.25 million (£100,000) and a five-bedroom penthouse, a private lift, two butlers and a garden, boasts a price tag of R45 million (£2,250,000).
Local Real Estate Agents & Property prices & International Removals Sandton
Kings Estate Agents – 29 Seventh Ave, Sandton 2193
+27 11 447 4420. www.kingsestates.co.za
Taylor Real Estate – 101 1st Street, Parkmore, Sandton 2196
+27 11 783 7500.
DBS Realtors | Specialist In property rentals – 4th Floor West Tower, Nelson Mandela Sq 2196
+27 82 876 9990. www.dbsrealtors.co.za
International Schools if looking for Property for sale in Sandton
British International College – Bryanston Drive, Morningside Ext 7, Sandton 2196
+27 11 706 2196. www.bicollege.co.za
Restaurants & Property prices & International Removals Sandton
Signature Restaurant – : Morningside Shop Centre Outspan & Rivonia Rd Sandton
+27 87 940 3880. www.signaturerestaurant.co.za
Montego Bay Restaurant – Shop 31a Nelson Mandela Sq, Fifth St Sandton 2196
+27 11 883 6407.
Koi Restaurant – Shop 3, Gwen Ln Sandton 2196
+27 011 883 7247. www.koirest.co.za
Travel connections Property prices & International Removals Sandton
Main Airports: Tambo International Airport
Main Train Stations: Sandton central railway station
Main Roads: M40/M74/M30/M81/M71/M9/R55
Home entertainment & communication & Property prices & International Removals Sandton
Broadband: Afrihost, Cellc, Vodacom, Telkom
Television: Freesat, SABC, DSTV
Mobile phone: Airtel, Orange, Vodafone
Currency Conversion & Property prices & International Removals Sandton
When moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange
White & Company are proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016.
If you are thinking of moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White & Company/foreign-exchange
Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.
White & Company Have Branches In The Following Locations
When You Arrive In South Africa:
• Our trusted partners (Stuttafords Van Lines) – 23 Axle Drive Clayville Olifantsfontein Midrand, Johannesburg 1666, will contact you before your container arrives at the port in South Africa; this is to ascertain your requirements regarding delivery. If you are not ready to take delivery we can arrange storage at extremely preferential rates. We recommend that you contact our agents immediately upon your arrival, as you will be required to complete a customs form and produce your passport.
• All goods which arrive into South Africa are subject to South African customs and quarantine clearance procedures.
• You will need to be present in the country before customs clearance can take place, though you will not need to attend customs in person. However, you must be available should customs request that you attend an interview.
• Please note that customs clearance will take approximately 11 – 14 working days.
• Following Customs Clearance approval, our trusted partners will contact you to arrange a suitable date for delivery of your effects to your new home. The crew will arrive at your new property and place your items in the rooms of your choice, unwrap and will remove the packing material.