South Africa has 13 public holidays a year. This is a time when many vacationers visit the sea-facing cities of Durban and Cape Town, a calm difference from the hustle and bustle of the chaotic traffic in a city such as Johannesburg.
The Tranquil Port Elizabeth area also has its fair share of visitors
Ironically though, traffic to these destinations increase. If you are are a foreign visitor, it would be wise to avoid visiting the mother city and Durban during these periods. If you happen to be in the areas however, expect a fanciful array of decor, festivals and parades.
It’s important to note, South Africa, just like every other country in the commercial world will have the Christmas and Easter Holiday bells and whistles together with street salesmen offering you their goods at cheaper prices.
South African Public Holidays 2015
|01-Jan||Thursday||New Year’s Day||Public Holiday|
|21-Mar||Saturday||Human Rights Day||Public Holiday|
|03-Apr||Friday||Good Friday||Public Holiday|
|06-Apr||Monday||Family Day||Public Holiday|
|27-Apr||Monday||Freedom Day||Public Holiday|
|01-May||Friday||Workers’ Day||Public Holiday|
|16-Jun||Tuesday||Youth Day||Public Holiday|
|09-Aug||Sunday||National Women’s Day||Public Holiday|
|10-Aug||Monday||National Women’s Day||Public Holiday|
|24-Sep||Thursday||Heritage Day||Public Holiday|
|16-Dec||Wednesday||Day of Reconciliation||Public Holiday|
|25-Dec||Friday||Christmas Day||Public Holiday|
|26-Dec||Saturday||Day of Goodwill||Public Holiday|