Moving To South Africa?
Emigrating To South Africa?
Here at Burke Bros Moving Group we have over three decades of experience relocating couples and families to South Africa. With our long established overseas South African agents means your mind will be at rest with your relocation to South Africa. You’ll benefit from an experienced South African export packing team along with our South African Quarantine and Customs & Excise expertise. Plus, if required, UK Storage pre your South African shipping.
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Moving to Cape Town, South Africa?
Cape Town, or the “Mother City” as it’s often called, is a popular destination for expats based on its natural beauty, mild climate and relaxed lifestyle of its residents. It is the second most populous city after Johannesburg, with 3,433,688 residents in 2011, and is the provincial capital of the Western Cape. Cape Town is the seat of the National Parliament in South Africa and has a reasonable cost of living. The city is famous for its seaside location and port and other iconic attractions such as Table Mountain.
Official Website: https://www.capetown.gov.za/en/
Moving to Johannesburg, South Africa?
Johannesburg is a fast-paced, vibrant metropolis characterised by continuous growth. Situated in the North East of the country on a plateau called the Highveld, the city known as ‘Jozi’ to locals is near no large body of water but does sit on a host of underground springs which feed the Limpopo and Orange Rivers. It is the largest city in South Africa, with an estimated population of over 3,225,813 residents living there, and is an important economic centre in the country. Despite its industrial reputation for mining and commerce, Johannesburg is not without its natural beauty, such as Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Zoo Lake and has a pleasant climate year round.
Official Website: www.joburg.org.za/
Moving to Durban, South Africa?
Durban is South Africa’s busiest port town and is hugely important to trade in the Indian Ocean, it rests on the east coast overlooking the Bay of Natal. Over 2 million residents live in Durban and is hailed for its diversity, from Zulu, White Africans, Indian, Europeans and mixed ethnicities all speaking all 11 of South Africa’s official languages. As well as being a major seaport for the southern African continent, Durban also has a well-developed manufacturing industry and busy tourism, finance and government sectors, accounting for 15% of South Africa’s economic output.
Official Website: www.durban.gov.za/Pages/default.aspx
Moving to Port Elizabeth, South Africa?
Port Elizabeth is one of the largest cities in South Africa, and is situated in the Eastern Cape Province 770km east of Cape Town. The city stretches for 16km along Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa, with one the most significant ore loading facilities in the southern hemisphere. It now forms part of Nelson Mandela Bay which has a population of over 1.3 million residents. Port Elizabeth is famous for its vehicle assembly plants and the automotive industry is very important to the local economy.
Official Website: www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za/
Moving to Bloemfontein, South Africa?
Bloemfontein is the capital of the Free State Province of South Africa and is the judicial capital of the nation. The city is situated on dry grassland and is at an altitude of 1,395m above sea level. The city has an estimated population of 495,568 residents, whilst the rest of the Manguang Local Municipality has a population of 645,455. Bloemfontein experiences a semi-arid climate, with hot summer days which frequently have thunderstorms, to cooler dryer winters often with frosts. Much of Bloemfontein’s economy is based on canned fruit, glass products, plastics and railway engineering.
Official Website: www.bloemfontein.co.za/
Moving to Pretoria, South Africa?
Pretoria is a city in the northern part of Gauteng Province in South Africa. Pretoria is situated approximately 55km north east of Johannesburg, in a transitional belt between the plateau of the Highveld to the south and the lower-lying Bushveld to the north and is surrounded by the hills of the Magaliesberg range. An estimated 1,763,336 residents live in Pretoria and it is an important industrial centre with many working in the iron, steel, automobile, railroad and machinery manufacture industries.
Official Website: www.tshwane.gov.za/Pages/default.aspx
Travel websites for South Africa:
The South African Government Website
UK Government Advice for living in South Africa
Expat Blog for South Africa Advice
These websites are very useful when shipping to South Africa. They provides free information on a range of topics including before your shipment departs and when you arrive in South Africa.
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