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South Africa School Holidays 2023

This page contains a calendar of all 2023 school holidays in South Africa. These dates are unlikely to be modified by the Department of Basic Education. However, please check back regularly for any updates that may occur.

Check for school holiday dates by clusters:

Inland Cluster

Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West Provinces

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School11 Jan 2023
(Wed)
Term 1 Holidays27 Mar 2023
(Mon)
11 Apr 2023
(Tue)
Term 2 Holidays26 Jun 2023
(Mon)
17 Jul 2023
(Mon)
Term 3 Holidays2 Oct 2023
(Mon)
9 Oct 2023
(Mon)
Term 4 Holidays14 Dec 2023
(Thu)

Coastal Cluster

Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Ntal, Northern Cape and Western Cape Provinces

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School18 Jan 2023
(Wed)
Term 1 Holidays3 Apr 2023
(Mon)
11 Apr 2023
(Tue)
Term 2 Holidays26 Jun 2023
(Mon)
17 Jul 2023
(Mon)
Term 3 Holidays2 Oct 2023
(Mon)
9 Oct 2023
(Mon)
Term 4 Holidays14 Dec 2023
(Thu)

Please visit gov.za for the original release.

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