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Moving to South Africa

Moving to South Africa is a big step, so you want to be sure that you are partnering with the right international removal company to help you. The removalists promoting their services via Intlmovers are professional international movers with years of experience in helping families and businesses in moving to South Africa from Ireland.

Avoid the stress for your move to South Africa
In one simple request your moving requirements are sent directly to up to six international removal companies who can help you with moving to South Africa. No chasing around, because they will respond to you and arrange an offer that is specific to your moving needs.

Save time and money
Using the Intlmovers website is so quick and easy! Completing the moving request is simple and will only take you a couple of moments. It is a very convenient and handy free service for comparing international removal prices in a single submission. Save yourself time and money, and avoid having to ring around to chase information.

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Comparing quotes for your international move from Ireland

Comparing quotes for your international move from Ireland to South Africa. Simply comparing prices and services from international moving companies can be done in four steps:

  • Select Ireland as the country that you are moving from
  • Select where you are moving to such as South Africa
  • Complete the form, fill in the details to get more specific quotes
  • Get quotes directly from international removal companies for your move!


Information for Irish people moving to South Africa

There are many Irish people moving to South Africa, for a number of reasons include career, lifestyle or enjoying a climate change. South Africa is a country full of a rich and colourful history, with breathtaking landscapes and wildlife.

Officially called the Republic of South Africa, it is a multi-ethnic country full of diverse cultures and languages. In total, there are 11 official languages in South Africa, with English and Afrikaans (originated from Dutch) being two of the commonly known languages with the other nine being Bantu languages.

On the southern tip of the African continent, the country covers an area of 1.2 million square kilometres (471 000 square miles). It has a population of nearly 51 million people. The (legislative) capital city is Cape Town, with a population of around 2.5 million people. The largest city is Johannesburg with a population of 3.8 million people. South Africa has nine provinces, each with their own capital city.

  • Eastern Cape – Bhisho
  • Free State – Bloemfontein
  • Gauteng – Johannesburg
  • KwaZulu-Natal – Pietermaritzburg
  • Limpopo – Polokwane
  • Mpumalanga – Nelspruit
  • North West – Mafikeng
  • Northern Cape – Kimberley
  • Western Cape - Cape Town

South Africa visa issues for Irish people
Irish passport holders do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days when travelling to South Africa. It is very important that your passport is valid, in good condition and has at least two blank pages upon arrival. It is possible that you may be deported should your passport not meet these requirements. Yellow fever certificates are required should you start your journey or pass through the Yellow Fever belt area of Africa.

For stays longer than 90 days, you will need to apply for a visa for South Africa. The type of visa that you need will be determined by the authorities and evaluated based on your personal situation. Commonly the authorities factor in your employment and family connections in South Africa, and your ability to financially support yourself upon arrival as part of your South African visa application.

The types of residency permits in South Africa are permanent residence permits, direct residency permits and residency on other grounds permits. Permanent resident permits can take around 30 days for a cost of around €170. For the other types of permits the waiting period can be up to around eight months.

As with any international relocation, you should always check with the appropriate authorities to confirm the exact legal requirements for your visa arrangements.

Experience of our international removal companies for South Africa

Advantages of international shipping and removal companies:

  • Experts in logistics and best practices for international moves
  • Avoid the stress and let the professionals manage the hard work
  • Understand local regulations and customs for efficient movement

100% obligation free

Using Intlmovers is completely obligation free as well as being free to use, so you can request as many quotes as you like. The responses that you receive will come directly to you from the international shipping and removal companies themselves. You can discuss your specific needs in more detail directly with them. If the quotes you receive don’t meet your needs, you are under no obligation to accept any of them.

Reviews from movers to South Africa

Easy international move
"Finding companies was easy, getting quotes was easy, moving our stuff was easy. This is a really handy service that I can highly recommend."
Reviewed by: D. O’Reilly Moved from Waterford to Johannesburg
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Aggregate score
Intlmovers has an aggregate score of 7.6 out of 10 based 93 reviews via Trustpilot.