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Best time to visit South Africa

Best time to visit South Africa

The best time to visit South Africa is from january until may and october until december, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in South Africa is 29°C in january and the lowest is 17°C in june. The water temperature is between 16°C and 21°C.

The average climate figure for South Africa is an 8,9. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

South Africa has 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the semi-arid climate and desert climate. 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 30 years.

Climate Southwest South Africa per month

Climate data from: Cape Town
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Day
max °C
Sea
MM
rain
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
29 28 26 25 21 17 19 18 19 25 24 25
Water 21 20 20 19 18 18 17 17 16 17 19 20
MM
rain
9 mm 8 mm 11 mm 32 mm 40 mm 92 mm 45 mm 68 mm 37 mm 20 mm 19 mm 15 mm

Climate East South Africa per month

Climate data from: Durban
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Day
max °C
Sea
MM
rain
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
27 28 27 25 24 22 22 23 24 25 25 27
Water 28 28 27 27 25 24 24 23 23 24 25 27
MM
rain
67 mm 56 mm 60 mm 29 mm 29 mm 9 mm 22 mm 21 mm 31 mm 54 mm 65 mm 78 mm

Climate Northeast South Africa per month

Climate data from: Krugerpark
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Day
max °C
MM
rain
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
34 34 33 29 29 26 26 28 32 33 33 35
MM
rain
91 mm 59 mm 50 mm 19 mm 5 mm 2 mm 3 mm 3 mm 10 mm 22 mm 65 mm 93 mm
Vacation South Africa

Vacation South Africa

Hotels and apartments in South Africa

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Climate South Africa

Climate South Africa

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Climate Southwest South Africa per Month

Climate Southwest South Africa per Month
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Southwest South Africa has 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the semi-arid climate and desert climate. 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.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
Water °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
29 28 26 25 21 17 19 18 19 25 24 25
Night
min °C
18 18 17 15 13 11 10 10 11 13 14 16
Water °C 21 20 20 19 18 18 17 17 16 17 19 20
MM
rain
9 mm 8 mm 11 mm 32 mm 40 mm 92 mm 45 mm 68 mm 37 mm 20 mm 19 mm 15 mm
Rain
days
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
Sun hours
per day
11 10 9 9 6 6 7 8 8 10 11 11
Wind force
in 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: Cape Town

Climate Southwest South Africa january

On average, it is maximum 29° in january in Southwest South Africa and at least around 18° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21° degrees. In january there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 9 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa february

On average, it is maximum 28° in february in Southwest South Africa and at least around 18° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In february there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 8 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa march

On average, it is maximum 26° in march in Southwest South Africa and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In march there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 11 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa april

On average, it is maximum 25° in april in Southwest South Africa and at least around 15° degrees. The sea temperature is around 19° degrees. In april there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa may

On average, it is maximum 21° in may in Southwest South Africa and at least around 13° degrees. The sea temperature is around 18° degrees. In may there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 40 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa june

On average, it is maximum 17° in june in Southwest South Africa and at least around 11° degrees. The sea temperature is around 18° degrees. In june there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 92 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa july

On average, it is maximum 19° in july in Southwest South Africa and at least around 10° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In july there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 45 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa august

On average, it is maximum 18° in august in Southwest South Africa and at least around 10° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In august there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 68 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa september

On average, it is maximum 19° in september in Southwest South Africa and at least around 11° degrees. The sea temperature is around 16° degrees. In september there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa october

On average, it is maximum 25° in october in Southwest South Africa and at least around 13° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In october there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa november

On average, it is maximum 24° in november in Southwest South Africa and at least around 14° degrees. The sea temperature is around 19° degrees. In november there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 19 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Southwest South Africa december

On average, it is maximum 25° in december in Southwest South Africa and at least around 16° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In december there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 15 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa per Month

Climate East South Africa per Month
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East South Africa has 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the semi-arid climate and desert climate. 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.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
Water °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
27 28 27 25 24 22 22 23 24 25 25 27
Night
min °C
20 20 20 17 16 14 14 15 16 17 17 19
Water °C 28 28 27 27 25 24 24 23 23 24 25 27
MM
rain
67 mm 56 mm 60 mm 29 mm 29 mm 9 mm 22 mm 21 mm 31 mm 54 mm 65 mm 78 mm
Rain
days
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
Sun hours
per day
8 9 8 6 7 7 6 6 7 8 7 7
Wind force
in 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: Durban

Climate East South Africa january

On average, it is maximum 27° in january in East South Africa and at least around 20° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In january there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 67 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa february

On average, it is maximum 28° in february in East South Africa and at least around 20° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In february there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 56 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa march

On average, it is maximum 27° in march in East South Africa and at least around 20° degrees. The sea temperature is around 27° degrees. In march there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 60 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa april

On average, it is maximum 25° in april in East South Africa and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 27° degrees. In april there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa may

On average, it is maximum 24° in may in East South Africa and at least around 16° degrees. The sea temperature is around 25° degrees. In may there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa june

On average, it is maximum 22° in june in East South Africa and at least around 14° degrees. The sea temperature is around 24° degrees. In june there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 9 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa july

On average, it is maximum 22° in july in East South Africa and at least around 14° degrees. The sea temperature is around 24° degrees. In july there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 22 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa august

On average, it is maximum 23° in august in East South Africa and at least around 15° degrees. The sea temperature is around 23° degrees. In august there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 21 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa september

On average, it is maximum 24° in september in East South Africa and at least around 16° degrees. The sea temperature is around 23° degrees. In september there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 31 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa october

On average, it is maximum 25° in october in East South Africa and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 24° degrees. In october there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 54 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa november

On average, it is maximum 25° in november in East South Africa and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 25° degrees. In november there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 65 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month in South Africa.

Climate East South Africa december

On average, it is maximum 27° in december in East South Africa and at least around 19° degrees. The sea temperature is around 27° degrees. In december there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 78 mm and the it will be dry 8 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa per Month

Climate Northeast South Africa per Month
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Northeast South Africa has 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the semi-arid climate and desert climate. 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.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
34 34 33 29 29 26 26 28 32 33 33 35
Night
min °C
21 21 20 17 16 13 13 15 18 19 20 21
MM
rain
91 mm 59 mm 50 mm 19 mm 5 mm 2 mm 3 mm 3 mm 10 mm 22 mm 65 mm 93 mm
Rain
days
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
Sun hours
per day
9 10 9 6 7 7 7 7 8 9 9 10
Wind force
in 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: Krugerpark

Climate Northeast South Africa january

On average, it is maximum 34° in january in Northeast South Africa and at least around 21° degrees. In january there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 91 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa february

On average, it is maximum 34° in february in Northeast South Africa and at least around 21° degrees. In february there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 59 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa march

On average, it is maximum 33° in march in Northeast South Africa and at least around 20° degrees. In march there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 50 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa april

On average, it is maximum 29° in april in Northeast South Africa and at least around 17° degrees. In april there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 19 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa may

On average, it is maximum 29° in may in Northeast South Africa and at least around 16° degrees. In may there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 5 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa june

On average, it is maximum 26° in june in Northeast South Africa and at least around 13° degrees. In june there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 2 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa july

On average, it is maximum 26° in july in Northeast South Africa and at least around 13° degrees. In july there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa august

On average, it is maximum 28° in august in Northeast South Africa and at least around 15° degrees. In august there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa september

On average, it is maximum 32° in september in Northeast South Africa and at least around 18° degrees. In september there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 10 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa october

On average, it is maximum 33° in october in Northeast South Africa and at least around 19° degrees. In october there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 22 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa november

On average, it is maximum 33° in november in Northeast South Africa and at least around 20° degrees. In november there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 65 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in South Africa.

Climate Northeast South Africa december

On average, it is maximum 35° in december in Northeast South Africa and at least around 21° degrees. In december there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 93 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 16° till 22° 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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Sa
20 Jul
Su
21 Jul
Mo
22 Jul
Tu
23 Jul
We
24 Jul
Th
25 Jul
Fr
26 Jul
  Enkele wolken Gespreide bewolking Helder hemel Helder hemel Gespreide bewolking Helder hemel Helder hemel
Max (°C) 12° 16° 20° 24° 15° 16° 20°
Min (°C) -3° -1° -3°
Rainfall (mm) 0
mm
0
mm
0
mm
0
mm
0.1
mm
0
mm
0
mm
Rainfall (%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 15% 0% 0%
UV-index
UV-index 5 4 5 5 5 5 5

Weather forecast next week
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Sa
27 Jul
Su
28 Jul
Mo
29 Jul
Tu
30 Jul
We
31 Jul
Th
1 Aug
Fr
2 Aug
  Helder hemel Helder hemel Helder hemel Helder hemel Helder hemel Helder hemel Helder hemel
Max (°C) 22° 22° 23° 15° 20° 22° 22°
Min (°C)
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 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
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 05:44 o’clock at night on saturday 20 july 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 South African rand is used to pay.

Exchange rate South African rand (ZAR) 20 july 2019

1 South African rand = 0,06 Pound sterling
100 South African rand = 5,74 Pound sterling

1 Pound sterling = 17,42 South African rand
100 Pound sterling = 1.742,33 South African 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)
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