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 Pretoria
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 Durban 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 Pretoria :
• 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.
If you are moving home or relocating from Europe and looking for a removals company serving Pretoria: White & Company have been serving the area for over 100 years and provide a full removals and storage solution. As founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI White & Company can provide for a local move, to anywhere in the UK, to Europe or to any international destination.
Pretoria, also known as Tshwane, is situated in the northern part of the Gauteng province and is home to the administrative headquarters of South Africa
It is one of the country’s three capital cities, originally named after the Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius. It is also nicknamed ‘Jacaranda City’, due to the thousands of pretty Jacaranda trees planted in the streets, parks and gardens.
It’s a pleasing city of tall buildings and broad thoroughfares. The city’s focal point is Church Square, around which the city originally developed.
Pretoria is famed for its parks and gardens and for its excellent shopping facilities, such as the Arcadia Centre, Jacaranda Centre, Sunny Park and Menlyn Park.
Pretoria is a popular destination amongst expats due to its warm climate and relatively low cost of living. You will find plenty to do to fill your leisure time, such as enjoying the green spaces of the National Zoological Gardens and the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens. There are several museums to visit, including the National Museum of Natural History.
Pretoria also has its fair share of excellent restaurants, including the highly recommended Black Bamboo restaurant in Tugela Road. Here Chef Pellie couples mouth-watering dishes such as his tempura oysters, springbok wellington and prosciutto wrapped fillet with a selection of excellent South African wines.
Property prices and International Removals Pretoria
The Pretoria suburbs are continuing to grow rapidly, with many new exclusive developments springing up and attracting new potential buyers to the area. The Six Fountains gated community is situated in Pretoria East, one of the most sought after suburbs of the city. Here you can expect to pay R22,000,00 (£11,000) for a good sized 3 bedroomed, 3 bathroom home. If you are looking for a little more luxury, there are some beautiful homes prices at around R16,500,000 (£825,000). For this price you can purchase a 6 bedroomed home with all bedrooms en-suite, 4 garages, large swimming pool, games room and landscaped gardens.
Local Real Estate Agents and International Removals Pretoria
Nicopolis Real Estate – 101 Du Toit Street, Pretoria Central 0002
+27 83 860 8795. www.nicopolisprop.com
ERA Real Estate – Lilian Ngoyi Str,Pretoria, Pretoria Central 0002
+27 12 320 1551. www.era.co.za
International Schools and International Removals Pretoria
Courtney House International School – 202 Main St, Pretoria 0002
+27 12 460 3768. www.courtney.co.za
Restaurants if relocating to Pretoria
De Kloof Restaurant – Waterkloof Golf Estate, Johan Rissik Dr, Eclipse Rd Pretoria 0027
+27 73 092 8562. www.dekloofrestaurant.co.za
The Blue Crane Restaurant – Melk Street Pretoria 0181
+27 12 460 7615. www.bluecranerestaurant.co.za
Huckleberry’s Restaurant – Florence Ribeiro Ave Pretoria 0002
+27 12 346 4588. www.huckleberrys.co.za
Travel connections and International Removals Pretoria
Main Airports: Tambo International and Lanseria
Main Train Station: Pretoria Railway Station
Main Roads: 7/4/M11/M10/R513/M18/M30/R104/M8/R101
Currency Conversion and International Removals Pretoria
When moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White and 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
When You Arrive In South Africa:
• Our trusted partners (Stuttafords Van Lines) 730 Darling Street, East Lynne, Pretoria 0186, 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.