Moving from Johannesburg to Cape Town is becoming a popular lifestyle choice for families, young couples just starting out, seasoned professionals and business owners alike. If you’re considering a ‘downgrade’ from the stress and bustle of Joburg for an improved yet more relaxed, voguish lifestyle in Cape Town you’ll want to get your relocation needs attended to ahead of time so you can enjoy the journey to your new life.
We take a closer look at the trend for “semigrating” to the Western Cape that seems to be gaining in popularity and find out how best to plan your furniture removals from Joburg to Cape Town. Getting your belongings packed and moved from Joburg to the southern tip of our beautiful country with the least possible stress is key to ensuring you leave all your worries behind – after all, that’s part of the reason for your move!
Cape Town – a beautiful city with a bright future
Cape Town and Johannesburg have always competed for the title of South Africa’s most desirable place to live and work – and in recent years the Mother City has been getting the upper hand.
Table Mountain, beautiful beaches, and a cosmopolitan coastal lifestyle have always been major draw cards for Cape Town.
Some people have delayed the decision to move down to the Mother City for financial reasons, due to the business and career opportunities that Johannesburg has to offer. However, this has changed dramatically since the onset of the Covid pandemic.
With more people working remotely and looking beyond South Africa’s borders for online careers, the need to live close to your place of work is no longer the most important factor when choosing a home. This kind of work flexibility has caused many people to reconsider the way they live and to opt for a safer and more relaxed lifestyle in Cape Town or one of the small towns surrounding the city.
So many reasons to move to Cape Town
Natural beauty aside, Cape Town has a huge number of opportunities for professionals and entrepreneurs thanks to its dynamic local economy that is squarely focused on the future.
Here are some of the benefits of moving from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
- A city on the up and up. Cape Town has been growing consistently since the early 2000s and is one of Africa’s premier tech hubs. This is great news for professionals and entrepreneurs looking to relocate and thrive
- Unmatched beauty and community spirit. Cape Town offers more natural beauty under one sky than almost any other location in South Africa. With majestic mountains and a sweeping coastal line which blends into two oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian at its southernmost tip, the diversity of its marine life is not dissimilar to the cultural diversity of the city’s inhabitants.
- An eclectic culture and mixed heritage. The mother city is also home to a diverse melting pot of indigenous cultures and interwoven communities that are caring places to live especially if you get to know your neighbours and get involved in local activities and celebrations
- Joburg is just a short flight away. Unlike immigrating to a foreign country, a relocation to Cape Town doesn’t mean you need to cut business and personal ties up in Gauteng. You can wake up to a beautiful Cape sunrise, take a morning flight, and be at your meeting in Sandton by lunch time.
Relocate to Cape Town with confidence – choose Key Moves
When it comes time to organise your furniture removals, Joburg to Cape Town isn’t a route you want to leave to the amateurs. At Key Moves, our fully trained logistics staff, and managed fleet, as well as our comprehensive risk cover will give you peace of mind as we transport your valuable belongings to your new home.
Request your free quote today and you can start planning your journey to a new life in the beautiful Mother City.