The Day of Goodwill (Public Holiday)

Relax with the family or spend the day on the beach in Cape Town on this South African Public Holiday


Better known to most as Boxing Day – The Day of Goodwill (December 26) is the official South African public holiday that falls on the day after Christmas each year. Renamed by the South African Government in 1994 to sever ties to a colonial past, the holiday was initially created in honour of the time when people in the UK spent their day ‘boxing up’ their lovely Christmas gifts.

An extension of Christmas – or for most Saffers, a day to recover from the indulgence of Christmas – the Day of Goodwill is best celebrated with family and friends at the beach, next to a braai, or simply by practising goodwill unto others and sharing in the South African summer festivities.

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN SOUTH AFRICA
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JANUARY

1 JAN

New Year's Day

MARCH

21 MAR

Human Rights Day

25 MAR

Good Friday

27 MAR

Family Day (Easter Sunday)

APRIL

27 APR

Freedom Day

MAY

1 MAY

Worker’s Day

JUNE

16 JUN

Youth Day

AUGUST

9 AUG

National Women's Day

SEPTEMBER

24 SEP

Heritage Day

DECEMBER

16 DEC

Day of Reconciliation

25 DEC

Christmas Day

26 DEC

Day of Goodwill

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Bring your bro and get a haircut on the house from Swordfern

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Bree Street comes alive with the sounds of old school hip hop and R&B

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Drop it like it's squat

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La Motte's culture of excellence reaches far beyond wine-making, by embracing the wonder of classical music

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Discover interesting history and heritage of the Franschhoek area on the La Motte estate in the Cape Winelands

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You had me at Merlot

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Get up close and personal with Mother Nature for mahala at Mzansi’s breathtaking national parks!

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Brush away all the facts, and journey to a world connected by dreams and realities

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Bring on the meat

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Throw a party unlike any other at the Mother City’s underwater wonderland

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Take to the skies on any Wednesday with this reputable company and receive R100 off your flying experience

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Practise your bow and arrow skills under the guidance of one of the best archers in the world at this pretty West Coast wildlife reserve

The Backyard Grill Lounge RibsBBQ Ribs Special at The Backyard Grill Lounge

Savour succulent, sticky ribs for just R150 per kilogram on Wed, Sat and Sun

Glowing Rooms 3Glowing Rooms SA offers a special opening price!

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark mini-golf adventure

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Buzz through the Mother City in a budget Beetle, Citi Golf, Jeep Cherokee, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and more

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