What is the best time to visit Cape Town?

The best time to visit Cape Town is during the summer months, from December to February. It is sunny, dry and warm, with temperatures around 24 degrees Celcius. The shoulder season of September-October and April-May has crisp, clear days, ideal for a hiking trip. This is also the best time for cage diving with whale sharks. The winter season can be stormy, from June to August, with June being the wettest month. The temperature ranges between 7 and 20 degrees Celcius during these months with fewer tourists and lower prices. The best time for whale watching is July and August during migration.

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Monthly Weather in Cape Town

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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