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

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Traveling to Eastern Cape, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Eastern Cape, here 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 Eastern Cape, South Africa

Based on the climate and weather in Eastern Cape, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

Important essentials for Eastern Cape, South Africa

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

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  • Travel insurance

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

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  • A vaccine card protector

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General health necessities

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

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January

January in Eastern Cape is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

February in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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March

In March, Eastern Cape is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Eastern Cape, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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April

April in Eastern Cape 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 70s F (mid 20s C).

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May

May here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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June

If you vacation in Eastern Cape during June, you might find that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally. There is frost occasionally.

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July

July in this region is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while. It rains occasionally.

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August

August in Eastern Cape is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. There is frost occasionally. It rains sometimes.

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September

If you visit Eastern Cape during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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October

If you are traveling to Eastern Cape in October, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

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November

November in Eastern Cape is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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December

If you vacation in Eastern Cape during December, you may see 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 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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