Take advantage of the long weekends Start planning your next trip today by taking advantage of South Africa’s 2018 long weekends. There are no fewer than six long weekends this year. Although the real mother-load of long weekends is in April, with Good Friday on March 30 and Family Day on April 1, there’s an equally opportune time for a break over the potential long weekend that April 27 and May 1 could conjure. Take Monday, April 30th off and you have five glorious days to venture somewhere fantastic this 2018.