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

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Traveling to Gauteng, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Gauteng, below 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 Gauteng, South Africa

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

Important essentials 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Gauteng, South Africa

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

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

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January

January for Gauteng 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.

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February

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

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March

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

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April

If you vacation in Gauteng during April, you will probably 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 5-10 days this month.

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May

May for Gauteng is crisp and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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June

June in Gauteng can be chilly. 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.

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July

If you vacation in Gauteng during July, you may find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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August

August in Gauteng is balmy and very dry. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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September

If you vacation in Gauteng during September, you will probably notice 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 sometimes.

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October

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).

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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).

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December

If you vacation in Gauteng during December, you are likely to see that it is warm and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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