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

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Traveling to Franschhoek, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Franschhoek, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Franschhoek, South Africa

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

Important essentials for Franschhoek, South Africa

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Franschhoek, 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 important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Franschhoek, South Africa

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

If you visit Huguenot Memorial and Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Franschhoek.

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

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January

January in Franschhoek dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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February

February in Franschhoek dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

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March

If you are traveling to Franschhoek in March, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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April

April here is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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May

If you go to Franschhoek in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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June

June in Franschhoek can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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July

July here is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally. It rains regularly.

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August

If you go to Franschhoek in August, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

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September

Traveling to Franschhoek in September, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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October

October in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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November

November here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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December

If you are traveling to Franschhoek in December, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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