Port Elizabeth Storage
South Africa’s friendly city of Port Elizabeth or Gqeberha as it is now officially known offers a wide variety of storage units. They can be found both in the city centre and in the surrounding suburbs. Have a look at our self storage size guide to get an idea of the storage unit which will best suit your needs.
Self storage in Port Elizabeth varies in price depending on the size of the unit, the location of the storage facility as well as extra amenities. These can include but are not limited to; climate control, 24 hour access, drive-up access and 24 hour video surveillance. Are you ready to move forward and get a quote on a storage unit in Gqeberha? Click on the button below to get a quote.
Types of storage in Port Elizabeth
There are various types of storage that most people use. Read on to find out the most common types of storage in South Africa.
If you’re moving homes or have simply run out of storage space where you live, self storage is the perfect solution. No need to sell any of your possessions. Simply put them in a storage unit where they’ll be safe and easily accessible.
Whether you’re moving out of your parents home into a university residence or moving into an apartment after graduating. These are both common instances when students require self storage. Save yourself the hassle of asking friends to store your stuff and rent a storage unit instead.
Companies of all shapes and sizes will require storage from time to time. It could be a small company that’s grown so fast it no longer fits into its existing office space. Or it could simply be a company looking to store valuable documents whilst they move to a new office. Whichever company you are, we’ve got you covered here at StorageBuddy.
Sometimes people end up with a car they don’t have space for at home. This could be a classic car they’ve bought to use on special occasions or a car that is no longer operational and needs some work to get it up and running again. Car storage is the perfect interim solution for these use cases.
Seems a little odd doesn’t it? Surely boats would get stored at a marina? Well, in many cases not. Mooring costs in marina’s are notoriously high, and so for boat owners who use their boats only a few times a year, storing it at a facility on land is far more cost effective.
Caravans take up a lot of space and most of the time get used sporadically. Many caravan owners just don’t have the space to keep their caravans at home. So when they’re not being used for an epic road trip or camping experience, they can often be found in caravan storage units.
Port Elizabeth storage unit amenities
Most modern day storage facilities come with a broad range of different amenities. Be sure you check these out when doing your research. Here are some common ones.
24 hour access
Many storage facilities in Port Elizabeth accommodate access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, meaning you’ll be able to access your stuff whenever you want. These storage units are typically priced at a premium to units which have restricted access.
It’s important to know the difference between storage unit access times and storage facility access times. The former are the times that you can access your storage unit and the latter is when the storage facility is open, as in manned with staff.
24 hour video surveillance
In Port Elizabeth this feature is a must. With the high crime rate that exists in the country, 24 hour video surveillance serves as an excellent deterrent for a range of criminal acts. These can include theft, damage to personal and company property and even arson.
Units with climate control keep your belongings cool and dry. In Cape Town and Johannesburg, climate control is unlikely to be a common feature. However, in more humid parts of the country such as Durban, climate control will be an important feature to reduce the risk of your belongings being exposed to mould and mildew.
Drive-up access to storage units
Port Elizabeth has its fair share of drive-up access storage units. These facilities usually comprise single-storey buildings which are accessible from the outside. You can pull up your car and seamlessly load/unload your belongings without having to walk a great distance.
These units are particularly useful for people storing large items like cars, boats and furniture. These days most modern storage facilities have all their units inside a multi-storey building without direct access to the outside, except the entrance-way.
It makes loading and unloading more cumbersome, but storage units inside buildings tend to be safer when it comes to the risk of theft and pests.
Driven by customers looking for a greater degree of convenience, click-and-collect is showing signs of early-stage popularity in Port Elizabeth. Typically the storage company will drop off a predetermined number of portable storage units at your home. Once you’ve packed all of your items into the units the company will come and collect them.
They’ll then store the units in their warehouse where you’ll be able to access them a set number of times a month. When you decide to take your items out of storage they will deliver the units back to your home or business.
Storage units with electricity
Some storage units in Port Elizabeth come fitted with electrical plug points as some customers will need to run certain devices. These can include dehumidifiers, air conditioning units and electric pumps.
Having this extra feature may cost a little extra each month, however it’s almost always free to use the electricity in the unit. Not all storage units come with electricity outlets, so make sure you request this feature up front.