South Africa and school holidays

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Dec 1st, 2005, 06:13 AM
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South Africa and school holidays

We are planning a trip to SA in July/ August of 2006. We would like to know when the local school holidays are so we can avoid them. Also since it is winter, what would the weather be in Cape Town? Thanks for your help. Barbara
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Dec 1st, 2005, 07:02 AM
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This should answer one of your questions.

http://www.education.gpg.gov.za/Cale...lCalendar.htm#
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Dec 1st, 2005, 07:15 AM
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bar153,

The weather in August will be cold and wet in that it will be raining on one of every two days. Temeperatures will be about 13C (about 60F).

A very important point is that the above is the normal expected weather however in the last 2 years we have seen blue skies and sun with very little rain so who knows what will happen this coming year.

Hope this helps.

Very proudly part of the wonderful nation of South Africa
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Dec 1st, 2005, 09:35 PM
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That link above is for the "Government" schools, which have a four-term year. For an example of "private" schools, which have a three-term yeat, have a look at www.stithian.jhb.school.za/calendar.htm.
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Dec 1st, 2005, 11:04 PM
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Barbara,

It will most certainly be our "winter", which as Selwyn says can be wet, windy and cool, but I have to add that we often think back of our years living in the UK, and it's nothing like that! The temperatures in Cape Town stay mild throughout the winter, and you will probably also have beautiful blue skies and sunshine for some of the time. I suggest you plan activities for both types of weather, and change the times you do these according to the weather at the time.

We don't have children, and never even know when it's school holidays during winter, apart from having less of the "school-run" traffic on the roads...

Have a wonderful time!
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Dec 2nd, 2005, 07:44 AM
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Thank you for the helpful web sites. We will plan our trip in late July to avoid the crowds in the parks. Coming from Seattle, the weather in Cape Town in July is similar to Seattle's but bettter. I'd hate to travel halfway around the world and not see one of the most beautiful cities.
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