Factors that Affect the Cost of Relocating to Cape Town

Many people are moving to Cape Town as part of the semigration trend. I mean what’s not to like?

Cape Town has stunning beaches, world-famous mountains (one of the 7 Wonders of Nature anyone?), a well-run municipality, world-class restaurants, wine farms and entertainment. Not to mention the bonus afternoons we get in summer.

Plus with remote work and the ability to work from anywhere after the pandemic, it’s an attractive career option for people wanting to make the move for a better quality of life.

But how much does it cost to relocate to Cape Town?

Let’s break it down.

Where are you moving from?

Distance is a key factor in determining the cost to relocate to Cape Town. With the rising cost of fuel and the sheer amount of time, it takes the further you have to travel, means that it’ll most likely be more expensive to move from Pretoria to Cape Town than from Swellendam to Cape Town.

We have various moving options for shorter, smaller moves, Long Distance removals, and one which has two or three clients going to Cape Town sharing the available space on the truck and the costs called share load option.


How much stuff are you moving?

The number of items you need moved also factors into the cost to relocate to Cape Town.

Smaller flats and apartments typically have less furniture and belongings than larger homes. This affects the cost of your move because you’ll need a bigger truck or more space on one of our Share Loads.


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What services are you using? 

Depending on the service you use, i.e. moving yourself and hiring a bakkie or trailer, or hiring professional movers, as well as which additional services like packing and packaging materials you opt to use, as well as if you need to store your belongings before moving into your new home can also impact your pocket.

When moving yourself, most people forget to factor in the cost of fuel and other expenses over and above the cost of the bakkie, trailer, or truck rental, as well as the time lost in moving yourself (for some that might mean unpaid leave). It’s important to weigh up the different options and consider how professional movers can leverage their knowledge and expertise gained from years of experience to get the job done right.

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When are you planning to move?

Moving in the week or over a weekend, as well as moving in winter or summer also has an impact on the cost to relocate to Cape Town.

And there you have it, by keeping the above in mind, it’ll help you get a good grasp on the factors that impact the cost of moving. Talk to the Cape Removals experts to get a quote today and find out just how much it costs to relocate to Cape Town.

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