If you are moving to South Africa you will be become part of a multi-cultural society with a competitive economy, ‘The Rainbow Nation’ of South Africa is a country which has great potential for future growth.
Home to some of the most picturesque locations in the world, South Africa is a nature lover’s paradise. From the sub-tropical forests of Durban, the flat topped Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town and Port Elizabeth’s stunning beaches which offer plenty of whale watching opportunities, its seductive climate attracts thousands of immigrants.
A rich and diverse culture, South Africa has eleven recognised languages including English, Afrikaans, Tsonga, Zulu and Ndebele and is home to the largest population of European and Asian communities on the continent. In such a rich melting pot of cultures there is somewhere for everyone with Cape Town and Durban in particular offering a high standard of living.
South Africa has become a major player in the automotive and IT industries being the 20th largest consumer of information technology products in the world. It also has three capital cities Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein and the oldest wine industry outside Europe.
Interesting facts about South Africa
Often known as the ‘Cradle Of Humankind’ due to the abundance of artefacts found there that date back over 100,000 years
South Africa has the cheapest electricity in the world
Table Mountain has over 1,500 varieties of plants. That’s more than the whole of the United Kingdom
The world is divided into six floral kingdoms. All of these kingdoms are spread across different countries or continents except South Africa which has one kingdom all to itself. 70% of the Cape Floral Kingdom, which totals 9,600 plant species cannot be found anywhere else in the world
Kruger National Park has the greatest variety of wildlife anywhere in Africa
Vilakazi Street in Soweto is the only street in the world to have housed two Nobel Peace prize winners, these being Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela
South Africa made sporting history by becoming the first African country to hold the football/soccer World Cup back in 2010
South Africa is home to the largest building project in the Southern Hemisphere which was the construction of the Palace Of The Lost City Resort Hotel
Are you moving to South Africa?
Britannia Goodwins can help your move to South Africa go smoothly. Phone us on 01785 251161 and our international home moving experts will be glad to assist you.
Steve and Connor were so friendly and really helpful. They really put us at ease and were so quick and efficient
Date published: 14/12/2018
9.7 / 10 stars
Went above & beyond
Having used the company 4 years ago, we knew they would be good, and there is nothing they could have done better. The whole experience was excellent. The crew were friendly, quick, efficient and extremely helpful in many ways. The company and crew went above and beyond what some some companies do, they moved all the difficult gardening, potted plants and large items from the garage with good humour and patience. A really good crew. I would also like to compliment the office staff for their help and patience.
Date published: 30/11/2018
10 / 10 stars
Everyone we dealt with was courteous & knowledgable
Very courteous and efficient. Paul and Alan were absolutely superb and made moving day easy and fun. Tremendously hard working but fun to be with. Your company should be proud to have these guys as employees. Everyone we dealt with was courteous and knowledgable. You have a very professional company.
Date published: 30/10/2018
10 / 10 stars
Worked tirelessly and with good humour
The lady I spoke to managed to fit us in for an appointment at short notice and working around our limited availability. The team doing the removals did not seem to have full and correct information about the property we were moving to (i.e that it was over 4 floors and was on a fairly narrow lane), which appeared to cause some concerns about the size of the vehicle booked and the number of people required for the job. That said, and to their credit, the removals team didn’t make that our problem and resolved it themselves. They worked tirelessly and with good humour.
Date published: 8/10/2018
9.6 / 10 stars
Will use again if ever needed
We are very grateful for the people and their willingness to help or resolve issues. Doug was considerate and helpful with our needs and concerns. They offered all we needed and more. If a problem was there they were willing to work with it. Will use again if ever needed. Paul, Lee, Alan and Tony all were great, efficient and very helpful with our requirements and needs. They were the BEST!!!
Date published: 2/10/2018
9.9 / 10 stars
Couldn’t have been better
Couldn’t have been better; wonderful attitude to whole stressful process. Both the packing team (Clive and team) and delivery team (John and Allan) super
Nick & Rhona Hardwick
Date published: 1/10/2018
10 / 10 stars
They made a tough day easier by being fabulous!
Excellent customer service very professional from Catherine Tuft. Following on from our telephone conversation I just wanted to put in writing our appreciation and thanks to Britannia Godwin’s Removals. The true heroes of the day and our heart felt thanks has to go to Ian and John! What a pleasure it was to have two lovely, caring, hard working chaps in and around my home we moved out from (which was very emotional for me) they cared, they were kind and understood how I was feeling, and helped us get into the new house late on in the day they were just amazing! I have never seen such two hard working individuals they didn’t stop to take a breathe! They got on with the job brilliantly, worked around my family and were great on the day! I cannot thank them enough for being just brilliant! They made a tough day easier by being fabulous!
Date published: 5/9/2018
10 / 10 stars
I would definitely recommend Goodwins to other people
I can't praise John and Ian enough they were just fantastic. Our move went so smoothly and they were both so good at their job, excellent experience. I would definitely recommend Goodwins to other people. I really can't fault anything our removals just went so well and smooth. I can only say how great it all went and how experienced and friendly our removals men Ian and John were. Ian and John were excellent. Polite, professional,and very hard working. I would definitely recommend my friends and family to use the firm for removals from the experience I had moving.