Public and School Holidays in South Africa 2014




EASTER WEEKEND, PUBLIC & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


The beach is calling! Book your dream holiday spot before the rush…

Don’t miss out on getting away for that much needed family holiday. During the December to January peak season and long weekends, particularly over the Easter break, most places along South Africa’s coast are booked a year in advance.

Living outside South Africa? It is worth noting that on public holidays banks are closed, shopping hours are often reduced and shops close for Good Friday during Easter, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

We’ve got your beach playground! From the north-eastern shores of St Lucia to Durban and the South Coast, along the Wild Coast and “Endless Summer” dunes of the Sunshine Coast all the way to Cape Town and the West Coast, we’ve got boundless options. So take your pick and book a stay at one of South Africa’s top beaches.



Public Holidays, Easter and School Holidays 2014

1 January – New Year's Day

21 March – Human Rights Day

22 March - School Holiday (coastal)

18 April – Easter Weekend 2014: Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)

21 April – Easter Weekend 2014: Easter Monday/Family Day (Monday after Easter Sunday)

27 April – Freedom Day

28 April – Public Holiday

29 April – School Holiday

30 April – School Holiday

1 May – Workers Day

2 May – School Holiday

16 June – Youth Day

9 August – Women's Day

24 September – Heritage Day

16 December – Day of Reconciliation

25 December – Christmas Day

26 December – Day of Goodwill



2014 School Holiday Calendar

5 December 2013 – 14 January 2014

29 March – 6 April

28 June – 20 July

4 October – 12 October

11 December – mid January 2015 (tbc)

(All nine provinces have the same holiday calendar for 2014)



Public Holidays, Easter and School Holidays 2015

1 January – New Year's Day

21 March – Human Rights Day

3 April – Easter Weekend 2015: Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)

6 April – Easter Weekend 2015: Easter Monday / Family Day (Monday after Easter Sunday)

27 April – Freedom Day

1 May – Workers Day

15 June – School Holiday

16 June – Youth Day

9 August – Women's Day

10 August – Public holiday

24 September – Heritage Day

25 September – School holiday

16 December – Day of Reconciliation

25 December – Christmas Day

26 December – Day of Goodwill



2015 School Holidays for Coastal Provinces: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape, Western Cape

11 December 2014 – 14 January 2015

2 April – 12 April

27 June – 19 July

3 October – 11 October

10 December 2015 – mid January 2016 (tbc)



2015 School Holidays for Inland Provinces: Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West

11 December 2014 – 13 January 2015

26 March – 12 April

27 June – 19 July

3 October – 11 October

10 December 2015 – mid January 2016 (tbc)