South Africa
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit South Africa

The best time to visit South Africa is from January until April and October until December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in South Africa is 26°C in January and the lowest is 16°C in June. The water temperature is between 16°C and 21°C.

South Africa has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in South Africa or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average Southwest South Africa weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 26 25 22 19 16 17 17 18 21 22 24
Water temperature (°C) 21 20 20 19 18 18 17 17 16 17 19 20
Precipitation (mm) 9 8 11 32 40 92 45 68 37 20 19 15

Climate data from city: Cape Town

Average East South Africa weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 27 26 24 23 22 21 22 23 23 24 25
Water temperature (°C) 28 28 27 27 25 24 24 23 23 24 25 27
Precipitation (mm) 67 56 60 29 29 9 22 21 31 54 65 78

Climate data from city: Durban

Average Northeast South Africa weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 31 31 31 28 27 25 24 27 30 30 30 32
Precipitation (mm) 91 59 50 19 5 2 3 3 10 22 65 93

Climate data from city: Krugerpark




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South Africa weather

The South Africa weather for will be 14° till 24° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

The South Africa weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Bloemfontein.

South Africa 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Tuesday
24 may
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21°C
11°C
0 mm
0%
4 Bft
WNW
4
Wednesday
25 may
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21°C
11°C
0 mm
0%
5 Bft
W
5
Thursday
26 may
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22°C
11°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
SW
4
Friday
27 may
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24°C
12°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
S
4
Saturday
28 may
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19°C
10°C
0 mm
0%
5 Bft
SW
4


Climate South Africa

Click on a region of South Africa to view the climate:

Southwest South Africa (Cape Town)

Southwest South Africa has the desert climate prevailing. The temperature during the day is warm and you won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Southwest South Africa is 21° degrees and there is about 395 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 233 days a year with an average humidity of 72% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 26 25 22 19 16 17 17 18 21 22 24
Night temp. (°C) 18 18 17 15 13 11 10 10 11 13 14 16
Water temp. (°C) 21 20 20 19 18 18 17 17 16 17 19 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 9 8 11 32 40 92 45 68 37 20 19 15
Days with rain 6 5 7 9 11 14 9 12 12 9 7 6
Dry days 25 23 24 21 20 16 22 19 18 22 23 25
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 11 10 9 9 6 6 7 8 8 10 11 11
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6

Climate data from city: Cape Town

East South Africa (Durban)

East South Africa has the desert climate prevailing. The temperature during the day is warm and you won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for East South Africa is 24° degrees and there is about 521 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 159 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 27 26 24 23 22 21 22 23 23 24 25
Night temp. (°C) 20 20 20 17 16 14 14 15 16 17 17 19
Water temp. (°C) 28 28 27 27 25 24 24 23 23 24 25 27
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 67 56 60 29 29 9 22 21 31 54 65 78
Days with rain 21 17 18 12 9 6 8 8 14 18 20 23
Dry days 10 11 13 18 22 24 23 23 16 13 10 8
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 9 8 6 7 7 6 6 7 8 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 5 4 5 6

Climate data from city: Durban

Northeast South Africa (Krugerpark)

Northeast South Africa has the desert climate prevailing. The temperature during the day is warm and you won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Northeast South Africa is 29° degrees and there is about 422 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 203 days a year with an average humidity of 62% and an UV-index of 6.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 31 31 31 28 27 25 24 27 30 30 30 32
Night temp. (°C) 21 21 20 17 16 13 13 15 18 19 20 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 91 59 50 19 5 2 3 3 10 22 65 93
Days with rain 20 17 18 11 4 2 4 3 6 9 15 20
Dry days 11 11 13 19 27 28 27 28 24 22 15 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 10 9 6 7 7 7 7 8 9 9 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
UV-index 6 7 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6

Climate data from city: Krugerpark

South Africa weather by month

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Frequently asked questions

Where is South Africa?

South Africa lies in a straight line about 12,702 km from United States (New York → Bloemfontein).

How long is the flight to South Africa?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to South Africa is approximately 20 h. 30 min.

What are the largest airports in South Africa?

These are the largest airports in South Africa:

How many inhabitants are there in South Africa?

South Africa has approximately 56,717,000 inhabitants.

How big is South Africa?

The area of South Africa is around 1,219,912 km². It is 5x bigger than United States.

What is the capital of South Africa?

The capital of South Africa is Bloemfontein.

What is the currency of South Africa?

In South Africa the South African rand (ZAR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 23 May 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 15.42 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.065 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 1,542.31 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 6.48 US dollar

What is the area code of South Africa?

The area code to call South Africa is +27.