The Best Times to Visit South Africa

Discover the best things to see and do in South Africa all year round…

Best time to visit

South Africa has a pleasant climate all year long, but the weather can vary depending on where and when you go. Whether you want to take a sunny drive through the Garden Route or hide from the rain in one of Cape Town’s wonderful restaurants, there’s something to enjoy no matter the time of year.

At Scott Dunn, our travel experts know the best times to go to South Africa for all kinds of different experiences and can help you plan a truly bespoke holiday based on when you want to travel. From tourist-avoiding tricks to hotel recommendations, let us help you discover the best of South Africa throughout the seasons.

When is the Best Time to Visit South Africa?

Looking for the best time to go to South Africa?

The ideal time for a South African holiday depends on what you’d like to see and do. From spotting game in the national parks to exploring the Western Cape’s dramatic beaches, there’s something to enjoy all year long.

Because it’s in the Southern Hemisphere, South Africa’s seasons are opposite to the UK’s, with June, July and August being the main winter months. However, just because it’s winter, that doesn’t mean it’s cold; temperatures are typically in the high 20s during this time. Pleasant weather throughout the year makes South Africa a great destination to visit, no matter the season.

Here are some of our top ways to enjoy South Africa’s stunning natural sites and bustling cities throughout the year.

Climate guide for South Africa

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