Are you already settled into New Zealand or perhaps heading over there in the near future? New Zealand is a beautiful country that has been luring South Africans over for holidays and even completely new lives for many years now. If you are planning to head over there at some point – whether for work or just for a holiday – now seems to be the perfect time to tell you about The Lekker Shop! The Lekker Shop is not just another South African shop in NZ. Instead, it is the South African shop to visit if you want your South African fix. Of course there are others here and there, but this is our top choice for you right now!
What’s with South African shops in New Zealand of all places? South African shops started popping up all over the world when emigration from the country became a “thing”. The more South Africans packed up and headed off to distant shores, the more expats started realising just how much they miss their regular comforts and treats back home. In an effort to ensure that costs are kept low and South African expats can get their hands on their favourite bits and pieces from back home, South African shops started popping up here and there. The Lekker Shop in Hamilton is one of those shops and the South African community in the area (and even further away) certain appreciate its presence.
What Makes The Lekker Shop a Favourite South African Shop in New Zealand?
Are you wondering why this particular shop is on our radar? What’s so special about the Lekker Shop in Hamilton, New Zealand? Well, for starters, it’s owned and operated by a South African home grown family. You might even know the Nel family… if you don’t, now is a great time to get to know them!
What makes this particular SA shop so popular is that it is jam packed with proudly South African goodies. The range is extensive and when you speak to the people running the show; you can expect good old fashioned South African charm and care. Yup, the Nel family is not only passionate about food and the retail industry; they are also enthusiastic about helping people and getting to know them a little better.
Known as the “home of Lekker biltong, boerewors and so much more”, Lekker Shop NZ has become an official first-stop for all South African expats moving to area of Hamilton and surrounds. It’s not just the home of biltong, boerewors and more though… it’s also known as an “ethnic grocery store”, which you would know is quite an apt description if you have visited the store before. Most South Africans living in Hamilton New Zealand see it as their store, as it’s the place to go for all those “home grown” goodies that make a South African’s heart happy.
What’s for Sale at The Lekker South African Shop New Zealand?
While customer service and ownership are of importance, you are probably dying to get to the good stuff: what the store stocks! At the Lekker Shop Hamilton, you can find all manner of goodies from biltong and droёwors to biscuits and rusks, canned foods, crackers and chips, cordials and concentrates, cereals, fruit juice, sauces and marinades, pickles and relishes, spices, coffee, creamer, hot chocolate, and so much more.
You can expect to find some of your favourite proudly South African brands stashed away on the shelves, just waiting for you! These include the likes of:
- Bakers (Romany Creams, Marie Biscuits)
- All Gold
- Bokomo (Jungle Oats and Pronutro)
- Crosse & Blackwell
- Mrs H.S. Balls
- Five Roses
And that’s just to name a few. Whether you are looking for your favourite mayonnaise and chutney (we all know that’s Nola and Mrs. HS. Balls!), or if you are looking for a pig-out session on a few bags of Cheese Curls and a perfectly braai’d piece of boerie; you can get everything you need to make it happen at the Lekker Shop NZ.
Why don’t you take the time to meet the Nel’s! Pay a visit to their store and say a warm hello to Giel, Rita, Giliame, and Karisma. They probably can’t wait to meet you too!
FinGlobal: Financial and Tax Emigration specialists
As a South African, you are probably used to the warmth and approachability of South African hospitality and service. While that is definitely available at The Lekker Shop NZ, it is not the only place that you can find it. In fact, you can also find it right here at FinGlobal. Our business is a little different to the South African shop, but our focus is the same; and that is to bring a quality service to you that will enable you to get the most out of your international experience. Our team of consultants, with a decade of experience behind them, provides premier tax and financial emigration advice and guidance, as well as assistance in accessing South African retirement annuities from abroad. If you have left the shores of SA and haven’t settled these issues, there’s still time and help is at hand. All you have to do is get in touch with us. You can contact us to assist you with your tax emigration, financial emigration, or the transfer of South African funds offshore.