South Africa: Public Holidays

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South Africa Public Holidays

Public Holidays in South Africa

It is worth noting what the public holidays are before you travel to a country as the majority of businesses, banks and shops usually shut for the day. In South Africa they take place on January 1st, March 21st, Good Friday, April 16th and 27th, May 1st, June 16th, August 9th, September 24th, December 16th, 17th, 25th and 26th. It is a good idea to check the particular area too as certain towns and cities also shut down during special events.