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

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

When to go to Knysna, South Africa

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

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

January

In January, Knysna is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Knysna, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

February

In February, Knysna is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Knysna, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals

March

In March, Knysna is a perfect temperature. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Knysna, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear

April

If you are traveling to Knysna in April, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

May

If you vacation in Knysna during May, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

June

June in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Knysna is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Knysna during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you go to Knysna in October, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella

November

In November, Knysna is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Knysna, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts

December

December in Knysna is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Knysna, 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 Knysna
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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