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

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

When to go to Gauteng, South Africa

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

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

January

January in this region is a perfect temperature and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Gauteng in March, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Gauteng during April, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

May

May in Gauteng can be chilly and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses

June

June here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear

July

July in Gauteng is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans

August

If you visit Gauteng during August, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

September

If you vacation in Gauteng during September, you are likely to find that it is mild 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 low 50s F (single digits 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
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants

October

If you are traveling to Gauteng in October, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Gauteng is a perfect temperature and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December is warm and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gauteng, 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 Gauteng
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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