From Choice Assorteds, to six packs, fireworks and the joy of spending time with family, We all can agree that a South African festive season is like no other in the world. Here, the sun blazes different (LOL), our music pops, we flex vacay destinations, indulge in the greatest dishes (also the best time to completely ignore and neglect that summer diet, LOL), we travel close and far to visit family, and most of all — it’s hard to avoid living your BEST life during the festive!
However, just like any country in the world, it is important to remember to stay safe. There are many festive safety tips for South Africa, which will make your holiday season that much safer and more enjoyable for you and your loved ones.
Here are a few things that you may want to consider to ensure that you have the BEST and safest festive season yet:
It’s time to start planning and maybe book your leave. So, whip out your calendar and jot these dates down!
During this period, we receive four public holidays:
Day of Reconciliation (December 16)
Christmas Day (December 25)
Boxing Day (December 26)
and New Years Day (January 1)
Some tips to stay safe during the festive season (that you may already know):
N1: The national highway stretches from Cape Town to the Beit Bridge border post between Zimbabwe and South Africa. It is the main route between Cape Town and Johannesburg, which makes it a very busy one during the festive season as Gautengers make their way to and from the Cape.
N2: This route is the main highway along South Africa’s Indian Ocean coast, running all the way from Cape Town to Ermelo in Mpumalanga via Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban.
N3: Connecting Johannesburg and Durban, this route is also a much busier one as people head to the KZN seaside.
Let’s have a safe and memorable one, see you in the streets!
Written by: Y