Are you are thinking of relocating to Stellenbosch in South Africa and searching for removals Stellenbosch? Maybe you are you planning to return home to South Africa and need to ship your effects back; White & Company have been in the removal business for 120 years and have relocated countless families to South Africa and to other destinations around the globe. You can rest assured that your belongings will be carefully handled from collection through to delivery to your new home in Stellenbosch.
You can get an approximate quotation via our website. However, in order to be able to give you an accurate quotation, you will need to book a removal survey with one of our international surveyors. He will need to view your effects and calculate the volume, following which you will receive an official written quotation. (The cost of shipping is based on the amount of space your belongings will take up in a container).
You may want to use this opportunity to de-clutter your life and take just a few items with you, or your company may be paying for the move and you will want to take everything with you. We can provide you with several quotations so that you can decide which option is financially best for you. The surveyor will be able to answer any questions you may have with regard to time scales, customs regulations or anything else you are concerned about.
On your move day, our experienced international removal team will do their very best to ensure that your relocation experience is as stress free as possible. They will pack as much or as little as you like, taking care to pack, wrap and crate each item, whilst keeping an inventory and numbering the boxes.
We know how important your possessions are to you and we make every effort possible to deliver them to your destination in the same condition as they were when they were packed.
About Stellenbosch and Removals Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch is a beautiful town located in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Commonly known as the City of Oaks. It has a population of around 140,000. It is situated about 31 miles east of Cape Town and it lies on the banks of the Eerste River overlooked by rolling mountains. The surrounding vineyards are home to award winning wines, wineries and cellars. The Stellenbosch Wine Route is the most popular and most visited wine route in the country.
The town itself is old, it is the second oldest European settlement in the province, after Cape Town. The beautifully historic buildings in the town centre are built mostly in the Dutch Cape style. Due to the excellent Stellenbosch University, a large part of the town’s identity can be attributed to the presence of more than 19,000 resident students. This makes for a vibrant environment, alive with different cultures and activities.
Cafes, bars and restaurants line the down town streets and eating al fresco gives it a really European feel. Shopping is a great pastime in Stellenbosch. There are plenty of curio shops offering a range of ethnic gifts, antique shops, good clothing shops, art galleries, pottery and jewelry shops.
Cost of living and Removals Stellenbosch
Due to the exchange rate, which is currently 21.5 Rand to the pound, the cost of living in Stellenbosch is much cheaper than that of the UK. As a guide, a meal for two in a top class restaurant would cost in the region of £30 per head and a mid-range meal £18.00. Consumer items such as electronics and clothing are closer in price, but still cheaper than the UK equivalent.
Grocery shopping is cheaper, with basic items such as a litre of Milk currently costing 10 Rand (47p), a dozen eggs is 18 Rand (84p) and a litre of fuel is 12 Rand (56p). Expats from Britain will be pleasantly surprised at how cheap some items are.
Property Prices and Removals Stellenbosch
The property market in this area has been steadily growing over the past few years and values have risen along with demand. Stellenbosch offers a wide variety of property from farms, houses, vacant land, commercial properties to golf and lifestyle estates. Stellenbosch University students form a large part of the community, there is a high percentage of apartment style units to cater for this market.
Although properties in some areas are relatively expensive, it is still possible to find a reasonably priced home in a good area.
Mostertsdrift is an old suburb and one of the more up market areas to live. Here a large luxury family home would cost approximately Rand 22,000,000 (£1,024,000). There is something for everyone’s budget and good sized 3/4 bedroomed homes are on the market at Rand 2,450,000 (£114,000). A student apartment would cost around R890,000 (£37,000). Other popular suburbs in Stellenbosch are Rozendal and Jamestown.
It is always a good idea to sign up with a local estate agent who will have the knowledge to assist with finding you the home to suit your situation and budget. They will be happy to answer any of the questions you may have:
• REALNET – 56 Bird Street, Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600
+27 21 886 8616. www.realnet.co.za
• Coetzenburg Real Estate – Church St, Stellenbosch 7600
+27 21 883 8255. www.coetzenburgrealestate.co.za
Education and Removals Stellenbosch
One of the most important decisions for those who are relocating abroad with children is making sure they get a good education. Each country has its own rules and regulations. South Africa has three kinds of schools: public fee-free schools, public private schools, and private schools. The quality of the education offered in these schools varies widely.
Education is compulsory for children aged seven and older, independent of their race and their religious background. They have to attend school until they either turn 15 or complete their 9th school year. In South Africa, parents can decide if they want their children to attend preschool. Primary education is compulsory, secondary education is optional.
As with all counties, cities and towns, there are some excellent schools and some which are not so good. You will need to do your research to find out which schools you feel will suit your children best. Expat web sites are a great way to share information about schools in your chosen area:
Leisure Activities and Removals Stellenbosch
There is so much to do in and around Stellenbosch. Being situated in prime vineyard territory a vineyard tour is a must. You will find that the vineyards are beautifully cared for estates. Tree lined driveways and landscaped gardens greet you upon your approach to each estate. You will be able to taste the wines, see how the wine is produced and in most cases enjoy a lunch or dinner following the tour, all included in the price. Personal tours are available but joining with others makes it a very social occasion.
The Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve is situated just outside Stellenbosch, lying in the beautiful Jonkershoek Valley. It is a particularly scenic nature reserve set on the Eerste River with the Stellenbosch Mountains in the background. There are over 135 species of birds in the reserve. There are many walking trails and picnic areas too. The homestead in the reserve is a gorgeous example of historical Cape Dutch architecture. It is a really stunning place to enjoy the surrounding countryside.
A great place to visit for children is Butterfly World, the largest butterfly park in South Africa. Not only do you get the chance to see some of the most beautiful butterflies in South Africa but also from Costa Rica, the Philippines and Malaysia. The spider room is incredibly interesting too, showcasing exotic spiders, scorpions and other insects. The gardens hold a range of animals such as meerkats, goats, ducks and chickens.
All nine of South Africa’s provinces offer a wide range of activities from deep sea diving and shark cage diving to mountain climbing and abseiling, elephant-back safaris, fishing, surfing, hang gliding, hot-air ballooning, whale watching… the list is endless!
If you are moving to South Africa, White & Company ship to all European and International destinations.
Because it is so important that your possessions are cared for throughout your entire process, White & Company are members of the British Association of Removers and all services performed are in accordance with European standard BS EN 12522
Currency Conversion and Removals Stellenbosch
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 an 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 and 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.
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White & Company are also proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016.