Best time to visit, weather and climate South Africa

Best time to visit South Africa

Climate Southwest South Africa per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
26°C 26°C 25°C 22°C 19°C 16°C 17°C 17°C 18°C 21°C 22°C 24°C
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8
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11
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32
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40
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92
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45
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68
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37
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20
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19
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15
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Climate East South Africa per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
26°C 27°C 26°C 24°C 23°C 22°C 21°C 22°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 25°C
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56
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60
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29
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29
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9
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22
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21
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31
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54
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65
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78
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Climate Northeast South Africa per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
31°C 31°C 31°C 28°C 27°C 25°C 24°C 27°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 32°C
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59
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50
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19
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10
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22
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65
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93
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The best time to visit South Africa is from january until april and october until december, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in South Africa is 26°C in january and the lowest is 16°C in june. The water temperature is between 16°C and 21°C. The weather and climate of South Africa is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for South Africa is an 8,8. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

South Africa has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in South Africa or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.



Climate South Africa

Click on a region of South Africa to view the climate:

Climate Southwest South Africa

Southwest South Africa has the desert climate prevailing. The temperature during the day is warm and you won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Southwest South Africa is 21° degrees and there is about 395 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 233 days a year with an average humidity of 72% and an UV-index of 5.

 
Day
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 26°C 26°C 25°C 22°C 19°C 16°C 17°C 17°C 18°C 21°C 22°C 24°C
Night 18°C 18°C 17°C 15°C 13°C 11°C 10°C 10°C 11°C 13°C 14°C 16°C
Water 21°C 20°C 20°C 19°C 18°C 18°C 17°C 17°C 16°C 17°C 19°C 20°C
Precip 9
mm
8
mm
11
mm
32
mm
40
mm
92
mm
45
mm
68
mm
37
mm
20
mm
19
mm
15
mm
Rain
days
6 5 7 9 11 14 9 12 12 9 7 6
Dry
days
25 23 24 21 20 16 22 19 18 22 23 25
Sun hours
per day
11 10 9 9 6 6 7 8 8 10 11 11
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6
Climate data from: Cape Town


Climate Southwest South Africa january

On average, it is maximum 26° in january in Southwest South Africa and at least around 18° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21° degrees. In january there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 9 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa february

On average, it is maximum 26° in february in Southwest South Africa and at least around 18° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In february there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 8 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa march

On average, it is maximum 25° in march in Southwest South Africa and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In march there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 11 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa april

On average, it is maximum 22° in april in Southwest South Africa and at least around 15° degrees. The sea temperature is around 19° degrees. In april there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa may

On average, it is maximum 19° in may in Southwest South Africa and at least around 13° degrees. The sea temperature is around 18° degrees. In may there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 40 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa june

On average, it is maximum 16° in june in Southwest South Africa and at least around 11° degrees. The sea temperature is around 18° degrees. In june there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 92 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa july

On average, it is maximum 17° in july in Southwest South Africa and at least around 10° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In july there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 45 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa august

On average, it is maximum 17° in august in Southwest South Africa and at least around 10° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In august there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 68 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa september

On average, it is maximum 18° in september in Southwest South Africa and at least around 11° degrees. The sea temperature is around 16° degrees. In september there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa october

On average, it is maximum 21° in october in Southwest South Africa and at least around 13° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In october there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa november

On average, it is maximum 22° in november in Southwest South Africa and at least around 14° degrees. The sea temperature is around 19° degrees. In november there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 19 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa december

On average, it is maximum 24° in december in Southwest South Africa and at least around 16° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In december there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 15 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa

East South Africa has the desert climate prevailing. The temperature during the day is warm and you won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for East South Africa is 24° degrees and there is about 521 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 159 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 5.

 
Day
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 26°C 27°C 26°C 24°C 23°C 22°C 21°C 22°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 25°C
Night 20°C 20°C 20°C 17°C 16°C 14°C 14°C 15°C 16°C 17°C 17°C 19°C
Water 28°C 28°C 27°C 27°C 25°C 24°C 24°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 25°C 27°C
Precip 67
mm
56
mm
60
mm
29
mm
29
mm
9
mm
22
mm
21
mm
31
mm
54
mm
65
mm
78
mm
Rain
days
21 17 18 12 9 6 8 8 14 18 20 23
Dry
days
10 11 13 18 22 24 23 23 16 13 10 8
Sun hours
per day
8 9 8 6 7 7 6 6 7 8 7 7
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 5 4 5 6
Climate data from: Durban


Climate East South Africa january

On average, it is maximum 26° in january in East South Africa and at least around 20° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In january there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 67 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa february

On average, it is maximum 27° in february in East South Africa and at least around 20° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In february there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 56 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa march

On average, it is maximum 26° in march in East South Africa and at least around 20° degrees. The sea temperature is around 27° degrees. In march there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 60 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa april

On average, it is maximum 24° in april in East South Africa and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 27° degrees. In april there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa may

On average, it is maximum 23° in may in East South Africa and at least around 16° degrees. The sea temperature is around 25° degrees. In may there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa june

On average, it is maximum 22° in june in East South Africa and at least around 14° degrees. The sea temperature is around 24° degrees. In june there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 9 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa july

On average, it is maximum 21° in july in East South Africa and at least around 14° degrees. The sea temperature is around 24° degrees. In july there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 22 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa august

On average, it is maximum 22° in august in East South Africa and at least around 15° degrees. The sea temperature is around 23° degrees. In august there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 21 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa september

On average, it is maximum 23° in september in East South Africa and at least around 16° degrees. The sea temperature is around 23° degrees. In september there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 31 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa october

On average, it is maximum 23° in october in East South Africa and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 24° degrees. In october there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 54 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa november

On average, it is maximum 24° in november in East South Africa and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 25° degrees. In november there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 65 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa december

On average, it is maximum 25° in december in East South Africa and at least around 19° degrees. The sea temperature is around 27° degrees. In december there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 78 mm and the it will be dry 8 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa

Northeast South Africa has the desert climate prevailing. The temperature during the day is warm and you won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Northeast South Africa is 29° degrees and there is about 422 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 203 days a year with an average humidity of 62% and an UV-index of 6.

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 31°C 31°C 31°C 28°C 27°C 25°C 24°C 27°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 32°C
Night 21°C 21°C 20°C 17°C 16°C 13°C 13°C 15°C 18°C 19°C 20°C 21°C
Precip 91
mm
59
mm
50
mm
19
mm
5
mm
2
mm
3
mm
3
mm
10
mm
22
mm
65
mm
93
mm
Rain
days
20 17 18 11 4 2 4 3 6 9 15 20
Dry
days
11 11 13 19 27 28 27 28 24 22 15 11
Sun hours
per day
9 10 9 6 7 7 7 7 8 9 9 10
Wind force
in Bft
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
UV-index 6 7 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6
Climate data from: Krugerpark


Climate Northeast South Africa january

On average, it is maximum 31° in january in Northeast South Africa and at least around 21° degrees. In january there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 91 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa february

On average, it is maximum 31° in february in Northeast South Africa and at least around 21° degrees. In february there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 59 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa march

On average, it is maximum 31° in march in Northeast South Africa and at least around 20° degrees. In march there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 50 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa april

On average, it is maximum 28° in april in Northeast South Africa and at least around 17° degrees. In april there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 19 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa may

On average, it is maximum 27° in may in Northeast South Africa and at least around 16° degrees. In may there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 5 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa june

On average, it is maximum 25° in june in Northeast South Africa and at least around 13° degrees. In june there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 2 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa july

On average, it is maximum 24° in july in Northeast South Africa and at least around 13° degrees. In july there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa august

On average, it is maximum 27° in august in Northeast South Africa and at least around 15° degrees. In august there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa september

On average, it is maximum 30° in september in Northeast South Africa and at least around 18° degrees. In september there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 10 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa october

On average, it is maximum 30° in october in Northeast South Africa and at least around 19° degrees. In october there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 22 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa november

On average, it is maximum 30° in november in Northeast South Africa and at least around 20° degrees. In november there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 65 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa december

On average, it is maximum 32° in december in Northeast South Africa and at least around 21° degrees. In december there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 93 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in South Africa.

14 day weather forecast South Africa

The weather for Pretoria in South Africa will be 30° till 35° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for South Africa is based on the weather in Bloemfontein.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Fr
30 Oct
Bewolkt 30°C 17°C 2.9 mm 50% 5m/s 6
Sa
31 Oct
Zware Regen 18°C 14°C 28 mm 95% 5m/s 3
Su
1 Nov
Zware Regen 20°C 13°C 43 mm 100% 6m/s 6
Mo
2 Nov
Licht bewolkt 26°C 12°C 0.1 mm 20% 4m/s 7
Tu
3 Nov
Onweer met regen 30°C 15°C 9.6 mm 75% 6m/s 6
We
4 Nov
Onweer met regen 26°C 16°C 7.7 mm 70% 6m/s 6
Th
5 Nov
Overwegend bewolkt 27°C 14°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 11

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Fr
6 Nov
Bewolkt 31°C 17°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 3
Sa
7 Nov
Wisselend bewolkt 27°C 15°C 0 mm 0% 6m/s 11
Su
8 Nov
Licht bewolkt 24°C 12°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 11
Mo
9 Nov
Helder 27°C 14°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 4
Tu
10 Nov
Helder 32°C 19°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 4
We
11 Nov
Wisselend bewolkt 35°C 17°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 4
Th
12 Nov
Overwegend bewolkt 34°C 17°C 2.6 mm 45% 4m/s 4

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About South Africa

South Africa is in the continental part Africa and the capital is Bloemfontein. The total surface is 1.219.912 km² with 2.798 km of coastline and the population consists of 56.717.000 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is somewhat smaller New Zealand. If you want to call South Africa you have to use +27 or 0027 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +275012457809 or 00275012457809.

South Africa is in a straight line at 566 km distance from Cape Town. From Cape Town International Airport the flight time is about 1 hour55.

Currency South Africa

In South Africa the South African rand is used to pay.

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Time difference South Africa

In South Africa it is now 15:53 o’clock in the afternoon on friday 30 october 2020. The time zone of South Africa is Africa/Johannesburg and the Greenwich time is UTC+02.

Vaccinations South Africa

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in South Africa.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabiës
  • Tuberculose (TBC)