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

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Traveling to Grahamstown, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Grahamstown, I've got 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 Grahamstown, South Africa

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

Important essentials for Grahamstown, South Africa

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Grahamstown, 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 unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


  • 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 Grahamstown, South Africa

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Grahamstown.

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

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    January

    January in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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    February

    Traveling to Grahamstown in February, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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    March

    If you go to Grahamstown in March, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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    April

    April in Grahamstown is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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    May

    If you go to Grahamstown in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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    June

    If you are traveling to Grahamstown in June, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

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    July

    Traveling to Grahamstown in July, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

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    August

    Traveling to Grahamstown in August, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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    September

    If you are traveling to Grahamstown in September, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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    October

    October is balmy. 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 for Grahamstown is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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    December

    Traveling to Grahamstown in December, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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