Weather & Climate – South Africa
Cape Town Climate
The ‘Kruger & Around’ sections below relate to the parks and reserves in Greater Kruger and in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. These parks have a climate pattern similar to Kruger National Park. The winter months (May to September) receive little to no rainfall. Early mornings can be quite cold and afternoon temperatures pleasant. In summer (October to April) afternoon showers are common, humidity increases and it can get uncomfortably hot.
The ‘Cape Town & Around’ sections below apply to the entire Western Cape and nearby parks. Cape Town and surrounding areas receive most precipitation in winter (May to September). This is opposite to the rainfall pattern in most of the country, including Kruger. Summer (October to April) in Cape Town is warm and mostly dry. The Garden Route is an in-between area with moderate rainfall throughout the year. This coastal area, known for its scenic beauty and beaches, is best appreciated during the warm summer months (October to April). The nearby parks in the Eastern Cape are semi-arid and the humidity and rainfall stay low throughout the year.