South Africa : Climate information
South Africa is really a year round destination. Seasons are the reverse to Europe with midsummer in December and mid winter in June. The climate varies considerably between the different regions.
The Cape is very popular in the summer (November to March) but can be a bit wet in June and July but mild. It generally has a Mediterranean type climate.
Further north Kwazulu Natal has a subtropical climate with plenty of sunshine year round. Summers (December/January) can be hot and thundery. In winter the Drakensberg can be cold with some snow on the tops.
The Kruger area has sunshine year round, summers can be hot and thundery but winter is sunny and dry. Winter is also the best time for game viewing but can be quite cold at night and early mornings. The Northern Province is definitely pretty cold at night in winter months but sunny in the day time and warm clothing is a necessity for early morning and evening game drives.
These weather charts are to be used as a guide only. Weather patterns around the world have become unpredictable in the past few years so we cannot guarantee the weather following its usual seasonal patterns.