Weather

Climate & Weather in South Africa

 
In the Western Cape, the average rainfall is highest in the winter months, while in other provinces, the average rainfall is highest during the summer. Overall South Africa enjoys a temperate and pleasant climate, with lovely warm sunny days most of the year.  KwaZulu-Natal has a sub tropical climate with high humidity in Summer. The Southern Gauteng region has hot summers with occasional thundershowers and frosty winters, while the Eastern part of this region (known as the Lowveld) enjoys mild winters. The Cape interior and the Free State have similar weather conditions to the Southern Gauteng region. The Western Cape region has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters.
 
Spring: September – October  
Summer: November - February 
Autumn: March – April
Winter: May – August   
 

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

CAPE TOWN

DURBAN

JOHANNESBURG

KRUGER PARK

 

°C / °F

°C / °F

°C / °F

°C / °F

JANUARY

16-27 / 61-81

21-26 / 70-79

15-25 / 59-77

20-32 / 68-90

FEBRUARY

15-25 / 59-77

21-26 / 70-79

15-25 / 59-77

19-32 / 66-90

MARCH

15-25 / 59-77

20-26 / 68-79

14-24 / 57-75

18-31 / 64-88

APRIL

13-22 / 55-72

18-25 / 64-77

15-21 / 55-70

10-27 / 59-86

MAY

12-19 / 54-66

15-23 / 59-73

12-18 / 54-64

10-27 / 50-81

JUNE

10-18 / 50-64

13-22 / 55-72

5-16 / 41-61

6-26 / 43-79

JULY

10-17 / 50-63

13-21 / 55-70

6-16 / 43-61

6-25 / 43-77

AUGUST

10-18 / 50-64

13-21 / 55-70

7-19 / 45-66

8-27 / 46-81

SEPTEMBER

11-19 / 52-66

15-22 / 59-72

10-22 / 50-72

12-29 / 54-84

OCTOBER

12-21 / 54-70

17-22 / 63-72

12-24 / 54-75

15-31 / 59-88

NOVEMBER

14-24 / 57-75

18-24 / 64-75

13-24 / 55-75

17-32 / 63-90

DECEMBER

15-25 / 59-77

20-25 / 68-77

14-25 / 57-77

19-32 / 66-90