What is the best time to visit Cape Town?

Cape Town experiences its overall best time to visit during the South African summer, which spans from November to March. This period offers warm and pleasant weather, making it ideal for outdoor activities and exploration. The city comes alive with various festivals, events, and vibrant cultural experiences during these months, making it a popular choice for tourists seeking a lively and vibrant atmosphere.

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Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 24°/ 17° 2 days
February 25°/ 17° 0 days
March 23°/ 16° 0 days
April 22°/ 14° 3 days
May 21°/ 13° 4 days
June 19°/ 12° 8 days
July 17°/ 11° 10 days
August 18°/ 11° 4 days
September 21°/ 13° 3 days
October 20°/ 13° 4 days
November 22°/ 15° 1 days
December 23°/ 15° 3 days

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Beautiful spring flowers, Cape Town International Kite Festival, Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts, average highs of 22°C (72°F), and good road accessibility. Highlights include Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, beaches, wine tours, outdoor markets, and hiking trails.

December to February (Summer)

Excellent beach weather, vibrant festivals like Cape Town International Jazz Festival and Cape Town Minstrel Carnival, average highs of 26-27°C (79-81°F), and good road accessibility. Popular attractions include summer concerts, beach days, water sports, and more.

March (Autumn)

Transition to cooler weather, Cape Town Cycle Tour, average highs of 25°C (77°F), and good road accessibility. Visitors can enjoy all major attractions and pleasant hiking conditions. March is a shoulder month with a balance of decent weather and fewer tourists.


Continuing pleasant weather, Two Oceans Marathon, average highs of 23°C (73°F), and good road accessibility. All major attractions are open, and outdoor activities are available with fewer crowds.


Cooler temperatures, average highs of 21°C (70°F), and good road accessibility. Major attractions remain open, but beach activities may be less popular due to cooler weather.

September to October

Spring blooms, Cape Town International Boat Show, average highs of 21-23°C (70-73°F), and good road accessibility. Shoulder season with fewer tourists, providing a good balance between manageable crowds and reasonable weather.

June to August (Winter)

Cooler temperatures and more frequent rainfall, average highs of 19°C (66°F), and good road accessibility. Some outdoor attractions and activities may be limited, but indoor experiences and cultural events are still available.

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