Travelling in South Africa - Public Holidays

South Africa is a safe place to travel, even as a woman alone. Common sense is all you need really to get by without problems. Below is a collection of useful information to help you get off on the right foot. We are always happy to discuss these matters in more detail with you by telephone or email. We have many years of experience and have lived in the country for over a decade and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

Public Holidays

Along with Christmas Day, Boxing Day (the ‘Day of Goodwill’) and the four-day Easter Weekend, the following days are annual public holidays in South Africa:

January 1

New Year’s Day

March 21

Human Rights Day

April 27

Freedom Day

May 1 (or, should this fall on a weekend, the next Monday)

Worker’s Day

June 16

Youth Day / Soweto Day

August 9

National Women’s Day

September 24

Heritage Day

Testimonials

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

A spectacular 2 weeks in South Africa

We are just back from a spectacular 2 weeks in South Africa. We took our 8 year old son back having visited on our own 10 years ago and we all had one of the best holidays. We wanted our son to see "the real Africa" at the same time as doing the usual touristy things (including a very patient ...

Martin Jackson

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