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Best Time To Visit South Africa

Continent: Africa

What is the best time to visit South Africa?

The period between May and September is considered ideal visiting time. This is because the weather conditions are extremely pleasant. Improper or poor weather can often interfere with wildlife safaris. But you can rest assured that during these months, your tours and safaris can go on undisturbed.

August - Mid October (Spring)

Light and breezy weather, beautiful green foliage and clear skies characterise spring in South Africa.

Mid October - Mid February (Summer)

Expect the weather to be bright, sunny and of course, quite hot. At times, there are thunderstorms taking place in the afternoons. However, they do not last long and clear up fast.

May - July (Winter)

The days are more often than not bright and warm, but it does get cold at night. Sometimes, it rains during this season, and it can get a little stormy then. However, this season is considered to be the country's most wonderful one.

Monthly Weather in South Africa

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 17 27
February 17 27
March 16 27
April 13 25
May 10 23
June 8 22
July 7 20
August 8 22
September 11 23
October 13 25
November 15 25
December 17 27
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