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Calculating Distances and knowing when the Public holidays are and when the schools break up are all part of planning a family holiday.

Distances is South Africa

Calculating Distances in South Africa can help when planning a holiday. Below is a table showing some of the major towns and cities and the distances between them.

Distances in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2010 AND 2011: PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Get to plan your breaks and holidays. Quick guide to South African school holidays and bank holidays.

South Africans are privileged to get 12 public holidays. Combining this with annual leave can mean breaks that are several weeks long, or mini-breaks throughout the year. School Holidays December 2010/January 2011 for Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape, Western Cape.


Schools break up on December 20, 2010 and learners return on 19 January 2011.

School Holidays December 2010/January 2011 for Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West Province

Schools break up on December 20, 2010 and learners return on 12 January 2011.

Public and school holidays 2010

1 January New Year’s Day
21 March Human Rights Day
22 March Public holiday
2 April Good Friday
5 April Family Day
26 April School holiday
27 April Freedom Day
1 May Workers Day
16 June Youth Day
9 August Women’s Day
24 September Heritage Day
16 December Day of Reconciliation
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Day of Goodwill
27 December Public holiday

SCHOOL TERMS 2011

Coastal provinces: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape, Western Cape

Term Duration Number of weeks Number of days Number of public holidays Actual number of school days
1 19 Jan – 1 Apr 11 53 1 52
2 11 Apr – 24 Jun 11 55 5 + 2 48
3 18 Jul – 30 Sept 11 55 1 + 1 53
4 10 Oct – 9 Dec 9 45 (47) 0 45 (47)
Total 42 208 10 198

Inland provinces: Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West

Term Duration Number of weeks Number of days Number of public holidays Actual number of school days
1 12 Jan – 25 Mar 11 53 1 52
2 11 Apr – 24 Jun 11 55 5 + 2 48
3 18 Jul – 30 Sept 11 55 1 + 1 53
4 10 Oct – 9 Dec 9 45 0 45
Total 42 208 10 198

Public and school holidays 2011

1 January New Year’s Day
21 March Human Rights Day
22 April Good Friday
25 April Family Day
26 April School holiday
27 April Freedom Day
1 May Workers Day
2 May Public holiday
16 June Youth Day
17 June School holiday
8 August School holiday
9 August 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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