KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Based on the climate and weather in KwaZulu-Natal, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa by month

January

January is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for KwaZulu-Natal is warm. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to KwaZulu-Natal in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May for KwaZulu-Natal dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to KwaZulu-Natal in June, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to KwaZulu-Natal in August, 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 sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you go to KwaZulu-Natal in October, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November for KwaZulu-Natal is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to KwaZulu-Natal in December, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in KwaZulu-Natal, 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 KwaZulu-Natal
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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