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Removals to South Africa

moving to south africa

South Africa is a changing country and is witnessing a rise in people relocating there. It is finally moving forward since the final vestiges of apartheid have been destroyed and despite the relationships between ethnic parties still needing much work it is definately moving forward.

Many people migrating to South Africa choose now developed areas like Durban and Cape Town as progress in the outer towns is slow and sadly the problems of the past have blinkered people to what South Africa really has to offer. Gorgeous vistas encapsulating extreme deserts in the South and in the North wonderful green foliage which is one attributing factor in peoples decision to migrate.


To say culture in South Africa is diverse would be an understatement. There are so many groups and cultures in the country it is difficult to pinpoint or pigeon hole them. There are common threads however like food, music and dance which are big components in South Africas tribal and ethnic history.

Incredibly there are eleven different languages spoken including English, Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Swati, Zulu, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Venda, Tsonga and more. Something to bear in mind when moving to Africa.


If you are migrating to South Africa also bear in mind that the authorities have recently toughened up the rule book and quotas for immigrants that have very little to offer. It isn’t an easy process and can be fairly lengthy but it’s by no means insurmountable and with proper planning shouldn’t pose a problem.


Property values are diverse and you will need to take advice from experts when relocating either to rent or buy. There is a lot of potential in property within South Africa, just look around. If you do want to buy its always recommended to rent first as the law surrounding rental is thorough and this offers great protection for you, the customer.

AIM and Moving to South Africa

moving to south africa cape townIt’s important to know that when you’re moving to South Africa that your possessions will be in experienced safe hands.

Roy Trevor has been the choice of many families moving to South Africa and other destinations for many years. Roy Trevor will ensure that your personal possessions are cared for at every step of the journey.

Roy Trevor will in advance quantify what you have to move, either by a home visit or list provided. Please visit our online quotation service. Your furniture will be evaluated and a specialist range of packing materials will be allocated for use. The specialist removal packing materials will ensure that your household goods and possessions are protected on the journey whilst moving to South Africa.

Your furniture will be loaded into a 20 foot container where it will consigned to the nearest sea port to where you are moving to. At this point Roy Trevor representatives will arrange customs clearance and a suitable delivery date where the furniture can be re-delivered and placed and unpacked into your new home in South Africa.

As part of our service Roy Trevor are able to provide a comprehensive Marine Insurance policy that ensures that as you’re moving to South Africa all your possessions are financially protected throughout the journey.

What is included in the service when moving to South Africa?

Roy Trevor will:

  • Visit you at home to survey the items that you plan to take with you.
  • Provide a free written quotation and offer guidance to help you plan your move.
  • Professionally Wrap and pack your items.
  • Produce a full inventory of the items for shipment.
  • Load your household effects into a steel customs approved shipping container.
  • Arrange full shipment of the container to the nearest port of your destination.
  • Appoint one of our approved agents who will be your representative for Customs Clearance and will arrange a preferred delivery date with you.
  • Professionally deliver and unwrap items at destination.
  • Collect the surplus packing materials.
  • Full Marine Insurance Cover Provided.

The following moving services are available:

Direct Full Container Load

We pack your items at your home and then load them directly onto a shipping container where this will be consigned immediately to the nearest port of entry closest to your new home after moving to South Africa. This service is recommended if it is a important that your goods are delivered to destination at the earliest opportunity.

Groupage Load

Your personal and household effects will share a container along with other clients also moving to South Africa. We will advise you of the scheduled delivery date when it is known. This is a more cost effective service than a direct full container load and is perfect for families shipping smaller amounts.


The option to use airfreight when moving to South Africa is perfect for those consignments that require to be at your new home as quickly as possible. Your possessions will be quantified and a cost provided, based on the volume and weight. Roy Trevor will arrange a destination agent at the airport of arrival whom will contact you as soon as your items arrive to arrange Customs Clearance and a suitable delivery date.


We will arrange to store your goods until you are ready to arrange delivery to your new property after moving to South Africa. We offer secure storage facilities in the UK and additionally can arrange this on your behalf at any destination in South Africa.