Weather, climate and best time to go to South Africa

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for South Africa

Best time to go to South Africa

Best time to go to South Africa

The best time to go to South Africa is from february until october, in which you have a pleasant or warm temperature and barely till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in South Africa is 30° in february and the lowest is 19° in june.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in South Africa or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for South Africa
  Max temp Precipchance Precip
Jan 29° 211 mm
Feb 30° 118 mm
Mar 28° 83 mm
Apr 25° 55 mm
May 23° 12 mm
Jun 19° 8 mm
Jul 20° 6 mm
Aug 23° 3 mm
Sep 28° 19 mm
Oct 29° 95 mm
Nov 29° 127 mm
Dec 30° 165 mm

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Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to South Africa indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for South Africa.

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Holiday South Africa

Holiday South Africa

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Climate South Africa

Climate South Africa

In South Africa there is the hot desert climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for South Africa is 26° degrees and there is 902 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 195 days a year with an average humidity of 54% and an UV-index of 6.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Pretoria in South Africa per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan 29° 22° 211 mm 26 5 2 6
Feb 30° 21° 118 mm 21 7 2 6
Mar 28° 20° 83 mm 18 13 2 6
Apr 25° 17° 55 mm 11 19 2 5
May 23° 14° 12 mm 4 27 2 5
Jun 19° 10° 8 mm 2 28 2 5
Jul 20° 10° 6 mm 2 29 2 5
Aug 23° 14° 3 mm 1 30 2 6
Sep 28° 19° 19 mm 4 26 2 6
Oct 29° 21° 95 mm 14 17 3 7
Nov 29° 22° 127 mm 19 11 2 6
Dec 30° 23° 165 mm 26 5 2 7

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum 29° in january in South Africa and at least around 22° degrees. In january there are 26 days of rainfall with a total of 211 mm and the it will be dry 5 days this month in South Africa.

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum 30° in february in South Africa and at least around 21° degrees. In february there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 118 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month in South Africa.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 28° in march in South Africa and at least around 20° degrees. In march there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 83 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in South Africa.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 25° in april in South Africa and at least around 17° degrees. In april there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 55 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in South Africa.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 23° in may in South Africa and at least around 14° degrees. In may there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 12 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in South Africa.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 19° in june in South Africa and at least around 10° degrees. In june there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 8 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in South Africa.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 20° in july in South Africa and at least around 10° degrees. In july there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 6 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in South Africa.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 23° in august in South Africa and at least around 14° degrees. In august there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in South Africa.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 28° in september in South Africa and at least around 19° degrees. In september there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 19 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in South Africa.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 29° in october in South Africa and at least around 21° degrees. In october there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 95 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in South Africa.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 29° in november in South Africa and at least around 22° degrees. In november there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 127 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in South Africa.

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 30° in december in South Africa and at least around 23° degrees. In december there are 26 days of rainfall with a total of 165 mm and the it will be dry 5 days this month in South Africa.

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Weather statistics South Africa

Weather statistics South Africa

View all weather statistics from South Africa per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between South Africa and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast South Africa

14 day weather forecast South Africa

The weather for Pretoria in South Africa will be 32° till 28° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week
  Mo24 Sep Tu25 Sep We26 Sep Th27 Sep Fr28 Sep Sa29 Sep Su30 Sep
  Helder hemel Helder hemel Enkele wolken Broken wolken Broken wolken Bewolkt Gespreide bewolking
Max (°C) 32° 30° 32° 32° 32° 28° 26°
Min (°C) 19° 19° 20° 21° 20° 19° 16°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 0% 0% 0% 10% 20% 15% 0%
Rainfall (mm) 0mm 0mm 0mm 0.6mm 1.4mm 0.3mm 0mm
UV-index
UV-index 10 10 10 7 10 6 10
Weather forecast next week
  Mo1 Oct Tu2 Oct We3 Oct Th4 Oct Fr5 Oct Sa6 Oct Su7 Oct
  Gespreide bewolking Broken wolken Broken wolken Gespreide bewolking Gespreide bewolking Broken wolken Gespreide bewolking
Max (°C) 30° 32° 32° 34° 34° 27° 28°
Min (°C) 17° 21° 22° 22° 22° 19° 16°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 20% 10% 10% 0% 0% 25% 0%
Rainfall (mm) 1.4mm 0.6mm 0.8mm 0mm 0mm 2.1mm 0mm
UV-index
UV-index 10 10 10 8 9 7 9
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About South Africa

About South Africa

South Africa is in the continental part Afrika and the capital is Bloemfontein. It is 1.219.912 km² with 2.798 km of coastline and has a population of 56.717.000. In terms of area, the country is 5x bigger than United Kingdom. If you want to call South Africa you have to use +27 or 0027 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +275012457809 or 00275012457809.


South Africa is in a straight line at 9.026 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 12 hour and 30 min.

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Time difference South Africa

Time difference South Africa

In South Africa it is now 23:58 hour in the evening on monday 24 september 2018. That is 1 hour later than in United Kingdom. The time zone of South Africa is Africa/Johannesburg and the Greenwich time is UTC+02.

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Vaccinations South Africa

Vaccinations South Africa

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in South Africa.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabiës
  • Tuberculose (TBC)
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Reisadvies

Reisadvies South Africa

Reisadvies voor South Africa

Bron: Nederlandwereldwijd.nl - Rijksoverheid

Dit reisadvies is opnieuw beoordeeld. Er is geen reden voor inhoudelijke aanpassingen.

Bekijk het actuele reisadvies voor South Africa op de site van de Rijksoverheid.

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Currency South Africa

Currency South Africa

In South Africa the Zuid-Afrikaanse rand is used to pay.

Exchange rate Zuid-Afrikaanse rand op 24 september 2018

1 Zuid-Afrikaanse rand = € 0,06 euro
100 Zuid-Afrikaanse rand = € 5,92 euro

1 euro = 16,88 Zuid-Afrikaanse rand
100 euro = 1.687,94 Zuid-Afrikaanse rand

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It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

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