South Africa

Best time to visit, climate and weather South Africa

Best time to visit South Africa

Best time to visit South Africa

The best time to visit South Africa is from january until december, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and none till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in South Africa is 33° in december and the lowest is 20° in june.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in South Africa or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 10 years.

Best time to visit and climate South Africa

Climate data from: Bloemfontein
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Day
max °C
MM
rain
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
32° 31° 32° 25° 24° 20° 21° 24° 28° 30° 31° 33°
MM
rain
79 mm 46 mm 41 mm 18 mm 5 mm 3 mm 0 mm 2 mm 8 mm 40 mm 45 mm 65 mm
Holiday South Africa

Holiday South Africa

Hotels and apartments in South Africa

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Climate South Africa

Climate South Africa

Climate South Africa per Month
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South Africa there is the hot desert climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for South Africa is 25° degrees and there is about 353 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 215 days a year with an average humidity of 52% and an UV-index of 5.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
32° 31° 32° 25° 24° 20° 21° 24° 28° 30° 31° 33°
Night
min °C
18° 17° 16° 12° 10° 13° 16° 16° 17°
MM
rain
79 mm 46 mm 41 mm 18 mm 5 mm 3 mm 0 mm 2 mm 8 mm 40 mm 45 mm 65 mm
Rain
days
21 17 16 9 3 1 1 1 4 10 15 20
Dry
days
10 11 15 21 28 29 30 30 26 21 15 11
Wind force
in Bft
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Average
UV-index
6 6 6 5 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6
 

Climate South Africa january

On average, it is maximum 32° in january in South Africa and at least around 18° degrees. In january there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 79 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month in South Africa.

Climate South Africa february

On average, it is maximum 31° in february in South Africa and at least around 17° degrees. In february there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 46 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in South Africa.

Climate South Africa march

On average, it is maximum 32° in march in South Africa and at least around 16° degrees. In march there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 41 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in South Africa.

Climate South Africa april

On average, it is maximum 25° in april in South Africa and at least around 12° degrees. In april there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 18 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in South Africa.

Climate South Africa may

On average, it is maximum 24° in may in South Africa and at least around 10° degrees. In may there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 5 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in South Africa.

Climate South Africa june

On average, it is maximum 20° in june in South Africa and at least around 7° degrees. In june there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in South Africa.

Climate South Africa july

On average, it is maximum 21° in july in South Africa and at least around 6° degrees. In july there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 0 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in South Africa.

Climate South Africa august

On average, it is maximum 24° in august in South Africa and at least around 9° degrees. In august there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 2 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in South Africa.

Climate South Africa september

On average, it is maximum 28° in september in South Africa and at least around 13° degrees. In september there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 8 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in South Africa.

Climate South Africa october

On average, it is maximum 30° in october in South Africa and at least around 16° degrees. In october there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 40 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in South Africa.

Climate South Africa november

On average, it is maximum 31° in november in South Africa and at least around 16° degrees. In november there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 45 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in South Africa.

Climate South Africa december

On average, it is maximum 33° in december in South Africa and at least around 17° degrees. In december there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 65 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in South Africa.

14 day weather forecast South Africa

14 day weather forecast South Africa

The weather for Pretoria in South Africa will be 24° till 18° degrees in the next 14 days with one day chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for South Africa is based on the weather in Bloemfontein.

Weather forecast this week
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Su
19 May
Mo
20 May
Tu
21 May
We
22 May
Th
23 May
Fr
24 May
Sa
25 May
  Helder hemel Helder hemel Enkele wolken Bewolkt Broken wolken Enkele wolken Helder hemel
Max (°C) 24° 24° 22° 24° 23° 24° 24°
Min (°C) 12° 12° 12° 11° 12° 12°
Rainfall (mm) 0
mm
0
mm
0
mm
0
mm
1.6
mm
0
mm
0
mm
Rainfall (%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 25% 0% 0%
UV-index
UV-index 5 5 4 3 3 4 5

Weather forecast next week
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Su
26 May
Mo
27 May
Tu
28 May
We
29 May
Th
30 May
Fr
31 May
Sa
1 Jun
  Bewolkt Enkele wolken Helder hemel Enkele wolken Broken wolken Helder hemel Enkele wolken
Max (°C) 24° 23° 23° 22° 23° 18° 16°
Min (°C) 12° 11° 10° 10° 11°
Rainfall (mm) 0
mm
0
mm
0
mm
0
mm
0
mm
0
mm
0
mm
Rainfall (%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
UV-index
UV-index 2 4 4 3 3 4 3
About South Africa

About South Africa

South Africa is in the continental part Afrika and the capital is Bloemfontein. The total surface is 1.219.912 km² with 2.798 km of coastline and the population consists of 56.717.000 inhabitants. 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 9.399 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 13 hour.

Time difference South Africa

Time difference South Africa

In South Africa it is now 09:07 o’clock in the morning on sunday 19 may 2019. 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.

Currency South Africa

Currency South Africa

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

Exchange rate Zuid-Afrikaanse rand op 19 may 2019

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

Install exchange rate app

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.

Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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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)