South Africa Removals – How to Cope with Change

South Africa Removals - How to Cope with Change

South Africa Removals – How to Cope with Change

Finding a job, reading experiences online and following news developments, finding a property and arranging international removals to South Africa will all be part of a process taken by an expat. But with so many stories and such a different culture on offer, how easy will it be to cope with the change in lifestyle offered by South Africa?

How different is South Africa?

First of all, we should look at how different South Africa is from the UK.  One of the major changes an expat will see is the cost of living – a meal for two in a mid-range restaurant will set you back just £19 and unwinding at the end of the day with a standard bottle of beer will cost just £1.20.

Of course, there are considerations to make as well. Some people may not feel as safe as they might in the UK, but private security firms and particular Westernised districts within major cities are roamed freely by all.

Expats are advised to research a potential city in advance before making any final decisions, but the Government suggests most crimes are isolated to townships and away from major destinations where expats are likely live.

Thinking about Healthcare

One major difference between the UK and South Africa is healthcare. Public healthcare infrastructure often lacks supplies and space and many doctors and nurses have taken decisions to work privately, this is where South Africa’s healthcare begins to surpass that of many nations.

It’s advised that residents in South Africa take up private healthcare and many private hospitals are state of the art establishments offering the newest equipment and experienced doctors in almost every field.  Many of these private hospitals also double up as training establishments as well, meaning cutting edge research is often being carried out as well.

Shipping and Customs

Shipping boxes to South Africa can be a relatively smooth process as long as the correct customs forms are filled in and the proper arrangements (both in the UK and South Africa) are made.

Custom boxes for bespoke packing could make a huge difference in getting items into the country without breakage and through customs in a speedy manner.

Charges will need to be paid on vehicles and some high valuable items – dependant on when these were bought.

If you are looking to move to South Africa, White & Company have been providing an International removals, packing and storage service for over 145 years and are members of FIDI  and Omni.

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.

White & Company are proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016.

 South Africa Removals 2016 Overseas Remover of The Year

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 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 & 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 provide removals to South Africa for expats looking to start a new life in the country.  Above this, we can offer a range of advice for each stage of the process.

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