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

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

When to go to Kimberley, South Africa

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

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

January

January in Kimberley is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

February

February in Kimberley is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

March

If you vacation in Kimberley during March, you are likely to find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots

April

If you go to Kimberley in April, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

May

May here is balmy and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Kimberley is chilly and very dry. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s 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
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces

July

July in this region is chilly and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Kimberley during August, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September is a perfect temperature and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Kimberley in October, you will notice that it is warm and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses

November

November in Kimberley is pretty consistently hot. 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:

  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts

December

December here is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kimberley, 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 Kimberley
  • Appropriate museum wear

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