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Emigrating to South Africa

Are you thinking of moving from Liverpool to South Africa? Do you not know where to start? Britannia Fleet Removals have almost half a century of experience moving people around the globe. With this experience, they have gained priceless knowledge on all matters concerning international removals. Should you wish to move a suitcase, or a whole house, your dog or your car, Britannia are here to help and will guide you through every step of the way. They can arrange for fully export packing and wrapping, door-to-door collection and delivery service, customs clearance and fully unpacking, should you require it. To discuss your options and necessary requirements, contact one of their friendly members of staff on 0151 482 0432.

Facts about South Africa

Culture

This culturally diverse country has a wealth of history, not to mention copious natural beauty, which brings many an artistically appreciative eye to its borders. Ex-pats have been arriving and settling in this nation since the 17th Century, beginning with Dutch, then expanding to French, German and British over the years. With such a diverse range of nationalities, the two main languages spoken are English and Afrikaans.

Sport and Wildlife

South Africa is the most developed country on the continent of Africa, situated on the southern coast. It is famous for its cricket, rugby, hosting the FIFA World Cup and it’s Kruger National Park. Many people visit the Kruger National Park on a safari, due to the vast size, being the home of various wildlife, including lions, leopards, elephants and crocodiles to name but a few.

Driving

Driving in South Africa is an attractive prospect due to the fact that you drive on the left there, the same as in Britain. Any valid licence, with a picture and signature, will suffice in South Africa, however some car hire companies demand and international driving licence. Therefore, if you are looking at hiring a car, it might be prudent to research the company you will be hiring from or just getting an international driving licence before heading there.

Please be aware that the crime rate is rather high in South Africa, particularly so in the evenings. Therefore, it is strongly advised not to drive in areas you aren’t familiar with, especially at night. Doors should remain locked at all times, whether driving or leaving the vehicle parked somewhere, and always be vigilant about your surroundings.

Useful Phrases

EnglishAfrikaans
HelloHallo
How are you?Hoe is jy?
PleaseAsseblief
Thank youDankie
You’re welcomeJy is welkom
YesJa
NoGeen
Good morningGoeie môre
Good nightGoeie nag
See you laterSien julle later
GoodbyeTotsiens

Weather & Climate

Due to the size of the nation, South Africa has a varied climate, although fairly warm throughout. The temperatures range from 12°C – 20°C on the west coast, including Cape Town, whist on the east coast, the temperatures can sore to 30°C. If you are looking for a warm climate, with incredible views and an active, or a relaxed, lifestyle, you need look no further than South Africa.

To arrange a free pre-move survey, followed by a comprehensive, no obligation quotation, don’t hesitate to call Britannia Fleet on 0151 482 0432 and begin living the dream.

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