Bloemfontein, South Africa: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Bloemfontein, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Bloemfontein, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Bloemfontein, South Africa

Based on the climate and weather in Bloemfontein, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Bloemfontein, South Africa

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bloemfontein, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Bloemfontein, South Africa

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Bloemfontein.

If you go to National Botanical Garden, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you visit Anglo Boer War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

What to wear/what to pack for Bloemfontein, South Africa by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you go to Bloemfontein in January, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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February

If you visit Bloemfontein during February, you are likely to notice that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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March

March in Bloemfontein is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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April

If you are traveling to Bloemfontein in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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May

May in Bloemfontein is balmy and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

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June

If you are traveling to Bloemfontein in June, you will notice that it is crisp. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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July

July in Bloemfontein is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

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August

If you are traveling to Bloemfontein in August, you will notice that it is crisp and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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September

September for Bloemfontein is balmy and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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October

October in Bloemfontein is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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November

If you are traveling to Bloemfontein in November, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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December

December in Bloemfontein is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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