Information for Visitors

South Africa now has new requirements for people entering or leaving the country with children. Go to the Department of Home Affairs website for more information. 

During school holidays, many tourist areas can get very busy. Kruger Park in particular should be booked in advance, as the gates may be closed to day visitors if the park has reached capacity. 

Some businesses will be closed during public holidays. Banks and government offices will be closed. Grocery stores may have limited hours.

See below for upcoming school and public holiday dates.

School and Public Holidays- 2018

DateHoliday
January 1New Year's Day
March 21Human Right's Day
March 29-April 9School Holidays
March 30Good Friday
April 2Family Day
April 27Freedom Day
April 30School Holiday
May 1Worker's Day
June 16Youth Day
June 23- July 16School Holidays
August 9Women's Day
September 24Heritage Day
September 29- October 8School Holidays
December 12- January School Holidays
December 16Day of Reconciliation
December 25Christmas Day
December 26Day of Goodwill

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