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Reduce your Boxes and Get Rid of Unwanted Books

Whether you’re downsizing to a smaller home, worried about the cost of lugging your personal library overseas, or simply tired of boxing and un-boxing stacks of books every time you move, going digital might be a smart move. Sure, you might want to keep a few priceless or sentimental copies – there’s no pressing reason […]

Hello 2017!

 Well, folks, it’s that exciting time of the year again! We’re getting ready to wave goodbye to 2016 and usher in a new year that’s filled to the brim with possibilities and opportunities. n  This year has been good to us at Monarch Relocations. This is due, in part, to our fantastic clients. We’d like […]

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cape Town

With the end of the year fast approaching, many of us are on the hunt for a great way to usher in 2017. New Year’s Eve is an all-important celebration – it’s a chance to bid adieu to a year that has been filled with ups and downs and welcome 365 whole new days filled […]

Where to Have Lunch in Cape Town this Christmas

Every year, Cape Town boasts the most magnificent assortment of restaurants who excel in their rendition of a “traditional South African” Christmas lunch. A hands-on Christmas Day lunch isn’t for everybody. Some of us like to take the opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy a completely fuss-free (and delicious) meal with our families.For those […]

4 Great Family-Friendly Beaches to Enjoy in Cape Town this December

There’s nothing quite like a day at the beach to inspire that real “saffa” holiday vibe. Cape Town is full of fantastic child-friendly beaches that will keep the whole family entertained for days on end. It’s time to grab that beach umbrella, pack the cooler bag, spritz on some sunscreen, and wash away any remnants […]

What’s in a Name

One of nature’s most famous journeys is the mystery of the great annual migration of Monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico.  Monarch butterflies are the only insects to migrate such vast distances and at each stage of their journey they transform.  Their metamorphosis sees them growing from an egg into a caterpillar through the chrysalis […]


At Monarch Moving, we began the 2016 New Year with fresh determination. n We kicked off an improved website, implemented regular newsletters and blogs and looked at ways we could provide a better service to you. n We made you a promise to give you tips on how to make moving or relocating easier and […]

Are you Proudly South African?

As we sit in our lounge in the evening, cradled in the arms of the Hottentots Holland mountain range, overlooking the Helderberg basin, we watch the sunset linger in streaks of orange, peach and hues of pink. We are grateful for the wonderful country and city we live in.  We simply love South Africa.nnn Many […]

New Beginnings

n Words like ‘Christmas’ and ‘New Year’ immediately fill our heads with images of family, laughter and great, delicious food. And while we relish in the fun, as the New Year approaches, we all feel the pinch of our belts and the guilt which usually results in many of us making resolutions which don’t see […]

Local is Lekker: Traditional South African Foods (Part 2)

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”4.9.10″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] It’s been a while since our first post on South African foods, and we thought it high time we continued with the list. We’re of the firm belief that one of the best ways to get to […]