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South Africa Weather


South Africa safaris are available year-round. Game viewing in the north is best enjoyed during the dry winter from May through August, when temperatures are mild, vegetation is sparse and animals gather at water sources. Though most of the country experiences dry conditions during the winter, Cape Town and the surrounding areas are rainy from May through August. Peak travel in the country's southern regions is during the summer months from October to March. Whales can be seen along Cape Town's coastline from July through November.

Cape Town, South Africa
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 77 78 76 72 67 64 62 63 65 69 72 75
Low 63 63 60 56 52 48 47 48 51 54 58 61
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 25 25 24 22 19 17 16 17 18 20 22 23
Low 17 17 15 13 11 8 8 8 10 12 14 16
Precipitation Days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days 6 5 6 9 12 13 14 13 11 9 7 7
Morning Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 83 86 88 90 90 88 89 89 88 85 84 85
Evening Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 60 60 63 67 69 70 70 67 65 63 61 60
Johannesburg, South Africa
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 77 75 74 69 66 60 61 65 71 73 74 76
Low 60 59 58 53 48 42 42 46 51 54 56 59
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 25 23 23 20 18 15 16 18 21 22 23 24
Low 15 15 14 11 8 5 5 7 10 12 13 15
Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 4.9 3.8 3.3 2.1 0.7 0.3 0 0 1.1 2.9 4.7 4.3
Centimeters 12.0 9.0 8.0 5.0 1.0 0.6 0 0 2.0 7.0 11.0 10.0
Morning Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 85 88 85 80 70 70 68 66 68 77 82 84
Evening Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 52 54 53 47 38 38 34 32 34 42 49 51
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 80 82 80 73 66 62 60 62 66 71 77 78
Low 57 57 55 51 48 44 42 44 44 48 51 55
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 27 28 27 23 19 17 16 17 19 22 25 26
Low 14 14 13 11 9 7 6 7 7 9 11 13
Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 0.9 0.9 1.2 3.2 5.6 6.6 5.6 5.0 3.2 2.2 1.4 1.0
Centimeters 2.2 2.4 2.9 8.1 14.1 16.7 14.3 12.7 8.1 5.5 3.6 2.5

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