Free State, South Africa: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Free State, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Free State, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Free State, South Africa

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

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

January

In January, Free State is constantly hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and regularly jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Free State, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 40%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat

February

If you go to Free State in February, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts

April

If you visit Free State during April, 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 low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants

May

If you go to Free State in May, you will notice that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella

June

Traveling to Free State in June, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces

July

July in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear

August

If you go to Free State in August, you will notice that it is chilly and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks

September

If you vacation in Free State during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

If you visit Free State during October, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear

November

If you vacation in Free State during November, you are likely to find 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 (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

December

December in Free State is extremely warm. 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Free State, South Africa

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, M and N
  • A SIM card that works in Free State
  • Appropriate museum wear

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