Public and School Holidays in South Africa 2015




EASTER WEEKEND, PUBLIC & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS


Planning a family getaway? 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.

If you're looking for a beach playground, we've got SA's coastline covered. From the north-eastern shores of St Lucia to Durban and the South Coast, along the Wild Coast and the Sunshine Coast all the way to Cape Town and the West Coast, the choices are endless. So take your pick and book a stay at one of South Africa’s top beaches.


Public Holidays 2015

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 – 20 January 2016



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 – 13 January 2016



Public Holidays 2016

1 January 2016 – New Year's Day

21 March 2016 – Human Rights Day

25 March 2016 – Easter Weekend 2016: Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)

28 March 2016 – Easter Weekend 2016: Easter Monday / Family Day (Monday after Easter Sunday)

27 April 2016 – Freedom Day

1 May 2016 – Workers' Day

2 May 2016 – Public Holiday

16 June 2016 – Youth Day

17 June 2016 – School Holiday

8 August 2016 – School Holiday

9 August 2016 – Women's Day

24 September 2016 – Heritage Day

16 December 2016 – Day of Reconciliation

25 December 2016 – Christmas Day

26 December 2016 – Day of Goodwill



2016 School Holidays (for all 9 Provinces)

10 December 2015 – 12 January 2016

19 March 2016 – 4 April 2016

17 June 2016 – School Holiday

25 June 2016 – 17 July 2016

8 August 2016 – School Holiday

1 October 2016 – 9 October 2016

8 December 2016 – 17 January 2017