Extend Your Glamping Adventure with Clever Holiday Planning

Feb 7, 2024

At AfriCamps, we understand the value of making the most out of South Africa’s public holidays, and we’re here to help you do just that! We know how busy life can get, and it’s all too easy for those long weekends to sneak up on us without a plan in place. But fear not, because we’ve got your back. We’ve hacked the 2024 holiday calendar to provide you with the ultimate guide to turning those public holidays into unforgettable glamping getaways.

March, April & May: The Holy Grail of Public Holidays in SA

21 March – Human Rights Day | 29 March – Good Friday | 1 April – Family Day

Take just 1 day’s leave on 22 March, and voila, you’ve got yourself a 4-day getaway! Or if you’re feeling extra adventurous, why not take 5 days’ leave on 22 and 25-28 March for 12 days of glamping? The school holiday starts 21 March and ends on 2 April, so this is the perfect time to put those leave days to use and enjoy a family holiday.

27 April – Freedom Day | 1 May – Workers Day

Sneak in 2 days’ leave on 29 and 30 April, and you have a well-deserved 5-day break. Add another 2 leave days on 2 and 3 May, and enjoy a 9-day holiday.

africamps boutique glamping 2024 guide to long weekends and public holidays
africamps boutique glamping 2024 guide to long weekends and public holidays
africamps boutique glamping 2024 guide to long weekends and public holidays

June, August & September: Cosy Weather, Spring Flowers, and Braai Day

16 June – Youth Day (observed Monday 17 June)

Take 4 days’ leave on 18-21 June, and treat yourself to a cosy 9-day holiday. With schools closed between 15 June and 8 July, these 9 days are perfect if you want to enjoy a getaway with the kids.

africamps boutique glamping 2024 guide to long weekends and public holidays

9 August – National Women’s Day

Grab 4 days’ leave on 5-8 August, and you’ve got yourself 9 days of glamping.

africamps boutique glamping 2024 guide to long weekends and public holidays

24 September – Heritage Day

Take 1 day’s leave on 23 September for a 4-day escape or secure a 9-day holiday by adding another 3 days’ leave on 25-27 September. With the schools closing on 21 September and starting back on 1 October, these couple of leave days have family holiday written all over it.

africamps boutique glamping 2024 guide to long weekends and public holidays

December: South Africa’s Favourite Month

16 December – Day of Reconciliation | 25 December – Christmas Day | 26 December – Day of Goodwill | 1 January 2025 – New Year’s Day

Ready for a festive season to remember? Take 3 days’ leave on 23, 24, and 27 December, and unwrap a 9-day holiday. Want to prolong the festivities? Add 2 more leave days on 30 and 31 December, and extend your holiday to a glorious 12 days.

africamps boutique glamping 2024 guide to long weekends and public holidays

Don’t let those precious public holidays slip away without making the most of them. Whether you’re craving a quick weekend escape or looking for an extended adventure, AfriCamps is here to make it happen. Check our availability now and book your glamping adventure here.