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

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Traveling to Garden Route, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Garden Route, I have 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 Garden Route, South Africa

Based on the climate and weather in Garden Route, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Garden Route, South Africa

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

Traveling to Garden Route in January, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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February

If you visit Garden Route during February, you might notice 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 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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March

March in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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April

If you vacation in Garden Route during April, you might 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 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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May

If you go to Garden Route in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

June in Garden Route is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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July

July in Garden Route is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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August

August here is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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September

If you vacation in Garden Route during September, you are likely to see that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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October

If you vacation in Garden Route during October, you are likely to notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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November

If you vacation in Garden Route during November, you will probably notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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December

December for Garden Route is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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