South African School Holidays 2021: PRINT IT
Updated school calendars with services for parents - some of which may be temporarily closed:
Find a School Holiday 2021 calendar for public schools and private schools. Click on the links below to download and print the relevant school holiday calendar for your family.
Please note that private school calendars vary from school to school. The below is just a guide.
Jozikids.co.za has you covered during the school holidays with fun places to visit, holiday care and holiday destinations for the whole family to enjoy.
Holiday sleepaway camps and holiday programs are a great option when you can't get away.
Click here to find a list of helpful resources for the school holidays
Due to COVID 19 Some of these services may be temporarily closed.
Public School Holidays 2021 - 4 Terms
||Public School Holidays 2021
||26 April - 03 May
||10 July - 26 July
||04 October - 11 October
||15 Dec - TBC
Private School Holidays 2021 - 3 Terms
||Private School Holidays 2021
||25 February - 2 March
||14 April - 4 May
||11 June - 21 june
||6 August - 7 September
||21 October - 26 October
||3 December - TBC
Private School Holidays 2021 - 4 Terms
||Private School Holidays 2021
||26 March - 14 April
||25 June - 20 July
||23 September - 12 October
||1 December - TBC
Helpful Resources to Consider during the School Holidays
Kids of today find it difficult to keep themselves occupied during the holidays. Luckily, many companies offer great holiday activities during all the school holidays. Click on the links below for details.
Sleepaway Camps for Kids
The perfect break for parents and most awesome time for kids is when they're away at camp!
Kids sleepover camps can be found in the most picturesque locations around South Africa including the Magaliesberg, Mpumalanga,
Kwazulu-Natal and in Gauteng. These camps offer kids time to enjoy their natural surroundings, be tech-free and most importantly, form bonds that
will last a lifetime. Teenage camps get your teenager excited (believe it or not) as well as
active for a weekends break.
Click here to find details of sleepaway camps for the upcoming holidays.
Daily Holiday Programs for Kids
These holiday programs are either for full days or half days where kids can do things they enjoy.
Arts and crafts,
dance and drama programs will have your kids engaged in stimulating activities.
Sports coaching programs are great for children who wish to perfect their sport.
These are shorter programs designed to add-on to what children usually do in their extra murals.
Science and tech programs are educational and fun as kids learn important life skills as well.
You will also find holiday programs for extra math to help your child if they're struggling at school.
Churches, recreation centres and small businesses offer a range of mixed programs to make your life as a parent easier during the school holidays.
If its animals your child is interested in, you can enrol them in a program such as horse riding or they may enjoy volunteering at a zoo.
Click below to find holiday programs that your kids will love:
Holiday Care for Kids
With many households having both parents at work, holiday care is important. Most preschools offer holiday care for kids that attend their schools as well as older children in their suburb.
Holiday clubs also offer amazing activities, fun and stimulating as well as age-appropriate so your kids will never come home saying they were bored!
Click here to find a holiday care option that suits your needs.
Family Holiday Destinations
South Africa has some amazing holiday destinations
for families. Our weather, the different landscapes, African sunsets and the beaches, your options are endless.
You may have your standard family favourite getaway destination but you're spoilt for choice with our list of lovely holiday options for families, couples and adventurous individuals.
Click below to view a range of holiday destinations to consider in the:
Family Day Trips
Not going away? You'll definitely want to get your kids active and entertained with these awesome day trip venues in Gauteng.
You'll find action packed venues for adrenalin junkies with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities. There are farms, arts and crafts venues, markets and go-karting tracks.
For toddlers there are animal farms and playgrounds specific to different ages, super trampoline parks for the whole family and science/tech venues for the little scientists.
Take a look at fun places to visit during the holidays:
Spas and Wellness Getaways
There's nothing quite like a spa treatment or retreat to help you feel rejuvenated. You'll find these all in Gauteng for a quick, well-deserved feel-good or pampering session.
Click here to take a look at the range of spa and wellness centres we have for you and your family to enjoy.
House Sitters and Pet Sitters
Unfortunately the reality is that our country is not the safest. House sitters provide peace of mind by looking after your property while you're away. Pets will be properly cared for by loving individuals so you can relax and enjoy your break.
Click here to browse through the type of home care you need for the holidays:
In addition, find useful safety tips for the holiday season here.
Make the most of the school holidays and check out our School Terms 2021 Calendar to find useful resources
to help the school term ahead.