December is Summer Holiday Time in South Africa
December in South Africa
The majority of South Africans take their annual holiday in December, as it is summer, Christmas, and furthermore, the end of the year.
Some travel many kilometers by car, train or airbus to spend up to fourteen days in their favorite holiday resort, while the rest stay quietly at home in the company of their beloved relatives.
However, policemen, traffic officers, doctors, nurses, paramedics, fire fighters, and almost all community servants are on duty to perform their distinctive tasks.
Let’s see what South Africans do during December – a Photo check -
Most popular destination is the East Coast followed by the South Coast
The most popular region of South Africa during the summer holiday is the Eastern Coast, as it has the north-to-south Mozambique/Agulhas Current, which provides warm waters.
Only some of the countless beaches on the East and South coasts of South Africa
Although the sea in the region of Cape Town is cold, the beaches are packed -
Some of my photo tours of the Western Cape Province
- Travel in South Africa - Clovelly, Cape Town
Clovelly, situated in South Africa's Cape-Peninsula, is a Mecca for lovers of nature -
- Travel in South Africa – from Cape Town to Mossel ...
A photo tour from Cape Town to Mossel Bay, South Africa
- Travel in South Africa - Cape Town
A photo tour of Cape Town, South Africa
- Travel in South Africa - the Cape Peninsula - from M...
A photo tour of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa
The West Coast of South Africa is for water sports and angling
Anglers and water sport fanatics seem to prefer the West Coast, where the cold Benguela Current from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean keeps the water a bit too cold, though quite refreshing, for swimming.
Read my hub about the West Coast of South Africa
- Travel in South Africa – the West Coast
A photo tour of the West Coast, Western Cape, South Africa
Nature Reserves offer an exquisite holiday to thousands
Countless Nature reserves in South Africa meet the expectations of those who refuse to become part of the boisterous crowds that assemble during December in coastal towns.
Inland holiday resorts
Countless inland holiday resorts in all the provinces of South Africa are open for old and young to enjoy adventures of all sorts.
- Travel in South Africa - From Pretoria to Harties t...
The Bojanala Region is the most scenic region of the North West Province of South Africa. Being a natural bushveld it offers a number of game parks and a large variety of historical and cultural sites
- Travel in South Africa – Kimberley the City of Dia...
Kimberley looks like any other large town in South Africa, until you realize that it is the City of Diamonds -
- Travel in South Africa - North West Province - Groot...
Groot-Marico is a haven in the North West Province of South Africa for people who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Holidays at home
Millions of South Africans prefer staying home during December. They entertain relatives and friends, and/or simply relax and generate energy for the coming new year.
Opinion of an owfma-sa
When I was very young I preferred spending December in a lively coastal town, and most of the time on the beach.
Then, during the 1980's our house was the family's holiday resort, and I was the hostess.
Since about 1990 I tried my utmost best to be alone during December. I even lied in order to be left in peace. I was in the claws of Depression.
Since 2004 it was not that easy to be alone, as I became my daughter, her husband and my grandchildren's neighbor. Thank heavens, they respect my need to be alone and don't demand too much of me. Sporadic visits from relatives are always expected and enjoyed.
I am not sure if I am normal. However, I do know that I am an owfma-sa - an ordinary white female middle age South African, and I am happy.
I wish all my relatives, friends and readers a Happy and Prosperous 2017.