Planning your safari around Public Holidays

Kruger Park is busy over South African public holidays and Main Camps experience high occupancy. Visitors are advised to book early for Christmas, New Year, Easter, Freedom Day 27 April, National Women's Day on 09 August and Heritage Day on 24 September.

The Park is also popular for familes during winter School holidays which take place in June for approximately 3 weeks. Generally the dry season in Kruger ( from May until late September ) is considered a good time for game viewing although other seasons all have attractions and Kruger never closes. We can accept reservations up to 12 months in advance.

Below is a list of public holidays in South Africa  for 2024

2024 South African Public Holidays
1 January: New Years Day
21 March: Human Rights Day
29 March: Good Friday
1 April: Family Day
27 April: Freedom Day
1 May: Workers' Day
16 June: Youth Day
17 June: Youth Day observed
9 August: National Women's Day
24 September: Heritage Day
16 December: Day of Reconciliation
25 December: Christmas Day
26 December: Day of Goodwill
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