What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?
Johannesburg is so multi-cultural that it is unlikely that you would not find what you are looking for. There are restrictions on importing certain items into South Africa, so it is advisable to check before bringing them in.
Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?
Not at all. Johannesburg's many clothing stores cater to all shapes, sizes, and tastes.
What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?
In most neighborhood shopping centers you’ll find either Pick 'n Pay or Checkers (the main supermarket chains), Woolworths (which carries a smaller, but more exclusive range), and SPAR supermarkets and mini-supermarkets, which are found in even the smallest suburban shopping centers. Fruit and vegetable stores also carry basic food items.
Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?
Supermarkets carry a full range of household cleaning materials. There are several specialty stores for home furnishings and furniture.
What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?
There are unlikely to be any, however shopping hours might differ from your home country. Most shopping malls and major shopping centers are open every day of the week, but it is advisable to check the exact hours.
Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.