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Pretoria is a charming city during spring from August to October. The thousands of Jacaranda trees in Pretoria start blooming in spring, and the several parks and gardens throughout the city become an eclectic combination of colours and odours. Temperatures in Pretoria during this time are very pleasant, ranging from 15 degrees to 28 degrees Celsius.

The climate of Pretoria is humid and subtropical, much like the rest of South Africa. It experiences long, hot, and rainy summers and short, mild winters. The summer temperature ranges between 16 degrees Celcius and 30 degrees Celcius while the temperature in winters is usually between 5 degrees Celcius and 20 degrees Celcius.

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Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 29°/ 17° 14 days
February 30°/ 17° 5 days
March 28°/ 16° 4 days
April 24°/ 13° 5 days
May 26°/ 10° 0 days
June 22°/ 6° 0 days
July 23°/ 6° 0 days
August 27°/ 10° 0 days
September 28°/ 12° 1 days
October 31°/ 15° 5 days
November 30°/ 16° 12 days
December 28°/ 17° 11 days

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December to February (Summer)

During summer in Pretoria, you can expect warm to hot temperatures ranging from 16°C to 30°C (61°F to 86°F). This vibrant season is filled with holiday festivities and a bustling atmosphere.
Don't miss out on exploring attractions like the Pretoria National Botanical Garden, the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (Pretoria Zoo), and the Union Buildings. December experiences a peak in tourist numbers due to the holiday season.

March to May (Autumn)

As autumn arrives, the weather becomes pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 13°C to 28°C (55°F to 82°F). It's an ideal time to engage in outdoor activities and explore the city's cultural sites.
Consider visiting attractions such as Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Sammy Marks Museum, and Jan Cilliers Park. Tourist numbers remain moderate during this season.

June to August (Winter)

In winter, temperatures in Pretoria are cooler, ranging from 6°C to 23°C (43°F to 73°F). This season is perfect for enjoying indoor attractions and events. Popular places to explore include the Voortrekker Monument, Groenkloof Nature Reserve, and Freedom Park. Tourist numbers are generally lower during the winter season.

September to November (Spring)

Spring is a delightful season in Pretoria, with temperatures ranging from 12°C to 29°C (54°F to 84°F). The city comes alive with vibrant colours as the jacaranda bloom begins. Make sure to experience the famous Jacaranda Festival, along with attractions like the Voortrekker Monument and Groenkloof Nature Reserve. While tourist numbers are generally moderate, the Jacaranda Festival attracts more visitors towards the end of September and October.

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Pretoria, South-Africa
The Palace of Justice
Old Counsel Chambers or the Raadsaal of the ZAR
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