The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

South African Public Holidays 2022

Afrikaans name: Suid-Afrikaanse openbare vakansiedae 2022

2021 was a challenging year for most people in South Africa, and around the world. It's 2022, and times are still tough, but I would like to suggest that you go on holiday, take weekend trips or day drives. It's good for you and the tourism industry in South Africa. Go for it!

Although every effort is made to keep this list correct, BlueGnu can't be held responsible for any errors

1st January 2022 - New Year’s Day / Nuwejaarsdag (Saturday)

21st March 2022 - Human Rights Day / Menseregte Dag (Monday)

15th April 2022 - Good Friday / Goeie Vrydag (Friday)

18th April 2022 - Family Day / Familie Dag (Monday)

27th April 2022 - Freedom Day / Vryheidsdag (Wednesday)

1st May 2022 - Workers Day / Werkersdag (Sunday)

2nd May 2022 - Public Holiday (Monday)

16th June 2022 - Youth Day / Jeugdag (Thursday)

17th June 2022 - School Holiday (Not a public holiday) (Friday)

8th August 2022 - School Holiday (Not a public holiday) (Monday)

9th August 2022 - National Women’s Day / Vrouedag (Tuesday)

24th September 2022 - Heritage Day / Erfenisdag (Saturday)

16th December 2022 - Day of Reconciliation / Rekonsiliasie (Friday)

25th December 2022 - Christmas Day / Kersdag (Sunday)

26th December 2022 - Day of Goodwill / Welwillendheid (Monday)


2016 Public Holidays

2017 Public Holidays

2018 Public Holidays

2019 Public Holidays

2020 Public Holidays

2021 Public Holidays

2023 Public Holidays


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References and further reading

SA Government Public Holidays

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