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Things to do This Day of Goodwill

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

THINGS TO DO ON 2018 BOXING DAY / THE DAY OF GOODWILL IN CAPE TOWN

GOODWILL ON THE LAKE
Bring your friends and family and continue to celebrate Christmas festivities at Lakeside Lodge & Spa. There's really no need for you to cook and clean on Boxing Day because The on-site Benguela Brasserie and Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bookings are essential. Read more about the delicious offerings at Lakeside Lodge & Spa.
Price: According to menu

3 Lakeside drive, Swartvlei, Sedgefield | 044 343 1844, info@lakesidelodge.co.za

BOXING CLEVER COMEDY
Burn some energy as you laugh it off at the Cape Town Comedy Club. On Boxing Day, the headline act is Alfred Adriaan from Joburg supported by Tracy Klass. Dalin Oliver is the host and you can expect an open mic act by Reagen Allen. Read more about Cape Town Comedy Club
Price: R95 per person from Computicket
Time: Show starts 8:30pm; Dinner and bar from 6pm

The Pumphouse, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront | +27 (0)79 495 3989, info@capetowncomedy.com

PLUS: FREE THINGS TO DO THIS DAY OF GOODWILL
Discover beaches around Cape Town, as well as awesome surf spots.

Check out the special, secluded and hidden tidal pools around Cape Town

And these beautiful natural rock pools of the Western Cape.

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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

 

Get excited for the year and check out January events in Cape Town and discover The Mother City's unique activities.

New year, new things to do! Check out our overview of new places in Cape Town and unlock exciting new experiences that won't break the bank with these free and cheap things to do with kids

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