Best Time To Visit Durban

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What is the best time to visit Durban?

The best time to visit Durban is during the winter, from May to September. This is because the weather is dry and sunny and the temperatures are pleasant. Durban is bustling with life and activities during this period, with the International Film Festival in July and the Good Food and Wine Show. On the other hand, Durban has a tropical climate which is pretty hot and humid during the summer season from October to February. The city also witnesses rainfall during this period.

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Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 28°/ 21° 8 days
February 28°/ 21° 12 days
March 28°/ 20° 7 days
April 26°/ 19° 8 days
May 26°/ 18° 3 days
June 24°/ 15° 3 days
July 24°/ 14° 1 days
August 23°/ 16° 5 days
September 24°/ 15° 5 days
October 25°/ 17° 8 days
November 25°/ 19° 15 days
December 25°/ 19° 13 days

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November to April (Wet Summer Months)

These months are characterized by hot and humid weather, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 28°C (68°F to 82°F). While it's the low tourist season, there are still indoor attractions and cultural events to enjoy. The wet season brings occasional thunderstorms and rainfall, affecting road conditions and accessibility to some areas.

September to October (Transitional Months)

September marks the beginning of spring, with temperatures gradually warming up. It is an excellent time to witness the blooming of flowers and enjoy milder weather. October is still a good time to visit before the peak summer season begins. Visitors can explore city attractions, and wildlife reserves, and experience cultural events.

May to August (Dry Winter Months)

These months offer the best weather conditions for tourism in Durban. The average temperatures range from 16°C to 25°C (61°F to 77°F), making it pleasant for outdoor activities. The roads are in good condition, providing easy accessibility to various attractions. Highlights include water sports, beach visits, wildlife excursions, and attending local festivals.

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