What Do I Need to Move to South Africa?


Planning a move to South Africa? What an experience this will be for you and your family. When you move to South Africa, you’ll enjoy beautiful scenery, rare wildlife and vibrant, amazing people. But before you head off on your adventure, you’ve got to check off a few essential things first. In this post, we’ll cover the basics of what you need to move to South Africa.

Documents and health records

It’s not the most glamorous part of moving internationally, but it sure is one of the most important. Make sure you take documents such as; birth certificates, visas, passports, licenses and keep them all in one safe folder when you move to South Africa. Health records are particularly important, especially if you take regular medications or have any special conditions. Don’t forget to collect copies of your doctor and dental records.

The right wardrobe

The climate in South Africa can differ depending on where you are whether that be on the south coast or further north. Thankfully, it’s not too dissimilar from our climate. Winters are usually a bit chilly, but not too cold, and summers tend to be warm but not unbearably hot. Make sure you pack appropriate attire for whichever season that going to live in.

Knowledge of languages

There are many different languages spoken in South Africa – 11 official languages. The most common languages spoken in South Africa are English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa. It’s important (and fun) to learn a little some important greets and phrases that are commonly used in South Africa.

A taste for different foods

One thing you need when moving to South Africa is the willingness to try other cuisines because South Africa’s cuisine is a bit of a blend. From traditional African dishes to the salty barbecued meats influenced by their Dutch colonial history, you’ll find something tasty everywhere you go in South Africa.

A top-quality moving company

The last thing you’ll need when moving to South Africa is the help of a great moving company. Not all moving companies will be experts in moving individuals and families from New Zealand to South Africa, so make sure you choose a moving team who are experienced in global relocations.

Contact The Moving Company today, they’re experts in moving Kiwis to South Africa, after all they’ve been doing this for more than 35 years. Request a free moving quote from The Moving Company today and start your new South Africa life.

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