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

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Local knowledge makes a huge difference! When I asked Ash at Best of South Africa to give me some guidance on how to make the most of our trip to Cape Town and Franschhoek wine valley, I felt sure she would be able to send me in the right direction. It never occurred  to me that she would organise our ...

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