Why partner with Rockstone – Benefits for Expats
Any move into a new environment can be daunting even for the most experienced Expat – from choosing where to live, to making choices that will suit your family and lifestyle, and even finding how to connect and enjoy an active social life with other expats, there’s just so much to decide! Luckily the team at Rockstone is on hand with unbiased advice.
Whether you’re prone to seasonal allergies and need to get hold of a great General Practitioner and a pharmacy that does deliveries, or have no idea how to even find the visa and emigration requirements you desperately need to be able bring your pets with you, the team at Rockstone is on hand to help you transition smoothly into your new life in South Africa.
Rockstone provides unbiased recommendation and expert advice for all the ESSENTIAL DECISIONS you have to MAKE WHEN MOVING TO SOUTH AFRICA
Choosing the right accommodation
In South Africa expats have to choose from living in Estates, Clusters, Boomed Areas, Townhouses, Individual Stand-alone Houses, Flats or Apartments. As an independent relocation advisor, Rockstone has extensive knowledge in this area and is well able to guide your family through this critical decision. In addition, we provide expats with unbiased recommendations in this regard.
Deciding on your neighbourhood
The choice of area in which the expat family will live is a critical decision to make when relocating, and the choice you make will shape the specifics of your lifestyle. In Johannesburg there are a few attractive residential neighbourhoods in which the expat community has bonded together to create a home away from home. Rockstone’s qualified consultants will help you understand what each neighbourhood has to offer, and how you can make a decision that will be right for your family.
Unique first-hand experience on education
South Africa offers top quality private education solutions, with options including International schools such as the American, French and German schools or South African schools. The Rockstone team has comprehensive knowledge of schooling options in the country and real life experience in assisting parents to choose the best school for their child/children.
Feel at home straight away
We’ll spend time with you, helping you to settle in and get to know your geographic area, from the local locksmith to your post office box and most convenient shopping centres.
We’ll also put you in touch with doctors, dentists, your local hospital and a veterinarian in your area, and we’ll help you open accounts and fill in the necessary paperwork so that you don’t have to worry about it in the case of an emergency.
Unless you’ve lived in a country and spent time getting to know it’s products and brands, it can be very confusing to choose suppliers for essentials like Internet access, phone lines, medical aid cover and short and long term insurance.
Luckily, the team at Rockstone is on hand to help guide you through the many forms you need to fill in to access these services, advise you on required supporting documents and ensure you fulfill all legal and statutory requirements.