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Are you moving to South Africa from New York? If you are relocating from the Tri-state area to South Africa, we provide door to door service and take care of your move.

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Experience Shipping to South Africa
Whether you’re moving to South Africa for business or personal reasons, NY International Shipping offers a wealth of all-inclusive overseas shipping options delivered with first-class customer service. No matter how large or small your overseas shipment may be, NY International Shipping will handle it with care in timely manner. As a seasoned overseas moving company with over a decade of experience, NY International Shipping will walk you through each step of your overseas relocation. If you have any questions about moving to South Africa or if you would like to receive a FREE quote, contact us.

What to Expect When Moving to South Africa

South Africa occupies the entire southern tip of Africa. A land with history dating hundreds of thousands of years back, South Africa has been fought over for centuries. The presence of diamonds and gold has made it quite the desirable commodity, sadly allowing for the subjugation of the native tribes by the European powers that settled there. South Africa has gone through a great deal and although it is gradually improving socially, the unemployment rates have increased. The government in South Africa is that of a bicameral parliament. South Africa actually has three capital cities—Cape Town (the largest), Pretoria and Bloemfontein. You’ll be happy to know if you’re moving to South Africa that the climate is very mild. If you’re a fan of nature, you’ll be pleased to hear that South Africa has an impressive diversity in plant and animal life. The South African economy is moderate and South Africa is considered a middle-income country with a vast supply of natural resources. South Africa continues to strive to overcome its past struggles to build a stronger economy and unified society. South Africa is actually a widely agricultural country, exporting produce, sugar, etc. South Africa has a diverse population of people, the majority of which is Black African and most of the remainder being Caucasian. There are 11 official languages in South Africa as a result of its diverse population and the many countries that have flexed their power over this area— English, Afrikaans, Sotho, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Venda, Tsonga, Xhosa and Zulu. With such a long list of languages, it would be almost impossible to learn them all. It’s probably a wise idea to figure out which languages are most commonly spoken in the specific area you will be living in after moving to South Africa. The currency in South Africa is the Rand (ZAR) and it’s probably a good idea to discuss how to exchange your currency for the Rand with your international relocation specialist. Also, NY International Shipping suggests contacting your local South African Consulate to learn about the different types of South African visas available. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to have your visa processed before your overseas moving day!

What to Look for in an Overseas Moving Company for Moving to South Africa

As you research the different international moving companies you are considering, it’s important to spend your time focusing on the important areas. You want to make sure that whichever overseas moving company you choose offers the best quality of service possible. Here are some things to consider as you weed your way through overseas moving companies:

1. Reputation is key! Find an overseas moving company with a reputation to match or exceed their claims. Though every company may claim to offer A-plus service, we all know that not all overseas moving companies were created equal! Find a company that has excellent references from past clients as well as stellar reviews on third-party review sites such as Yelp!.
2. The right licenses are a must. Any respectable overseas moving company that functions legitimately will be licensed as an NVOCC (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier) by the Federal Maritime Commission or FMC and licensed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
3. Check to make sure that the overseas moving company’s warehouse is secure as well as licensed and bonded. NY International Shipping owns a private storage facility with 24/7 surveillance, climate-controlled storage and a superior organization system.
4. Make sure you pay them a visit! It is very important that you visit the overseas moving company you are considering in person. If a company does not have a brick and mortar location, don’t trust them! It may be a scam.

If you have any questions about moving overseas or if you wish to allow us to begin coordinating moving to South Africa for you, please reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you!

Written by Einat Mazafi
Einat Mazafi is the owner of NY International Shipping, an International Shipping and moving company based in New York. She is also a specialist in providing the best relocation solutions to clients worldwide.