Say what!?! Take 9 days leave and get 17 days off! Can you believe?!

The April holidays are just around the corner. These days, every day we’re given off is precious and I think we need to take advantage when we can! In South Africa, most people get a minimum of 15 days annual leave a year. While December holidays are the time people generally take time off, with some clever planning, you can get a big chunk of time off in April.

The 19 April is Good Friday and Easter Monday is on 22 April. If you take 4 days leave after that, you will end up with a total of 10 days off. The 1 May is Workers Day and falls on a Wednesday… so if you take an extra 4 days off (29 and 30 April and 2 and 3 May), you’ll get an extra 7 days off!

And what better to do with that time off than tie the knot and use your leave for a local honeymoon? It is still quite warm across SA and autumn is just starting, meaning beautiful colours and not too much rain.

The Kruger National Park is particularly great in April… it’s not too hot and is still green. Perfect for a safari wedding or elopement! The coast is also still lovely, especially KwaZulu Natal, the Eastern Cape and Garden Route.

If you’re looking for beautiful autumn colours, the vines in the winelands in the Western Cape are starting to change colour. Johannesburg is also gorgeous with changing leaves – it is still the biggest man-made urban forest after all!

The only downside is that a lot of the schools are closed so it is quite a busy time of year. You need to book ASAP to make sure you have a really nice spot to stay and enjoy your time off with your other half!

We love arranging elopements and celebrations for April and May! Pop us a mail or give us a call and we can chat about your dream day and how we can make it a reality!

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