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.
|January 1||New Year's Day|
|March 21||Human Right's Day|
|March 16-April 1||School Holidays|
|April 19||Good Friday|
|April 22||Family Day|
|April 27||Freedom Day|
|May 1||Worker's Day|
|June 16 (17)||Youth Day|
|June 15- July 8||School Holidays|
|August 9||Women's Day|
|September 24||Heritage Day|
|September 21- 30||School Holidays|
|December 5- January||School Holidays|
|December 16||Day of Reconciliation|
|December 25||Christmas Day|
|December 26||Day of Goodwill|