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

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

When to go to Northern Cape, South Africa

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

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

January

If you visit Northern Cape during January, you are likely to find that it is unbearably hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

February

February in Northern Cape can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

March

March for Northern Cape is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear

April

April here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants

May

If you vacation in Northern Cape during May, you are likely to find that it is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Northern Cape is crisp and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in this region is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Northern Cape during September, you are likely to find that it is warm and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Northern Cape during October, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

November

If you go to Northern Cape in November, you will notice that it is constantly hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses

December

Traveling to Northern Cape in December, you will notice that it can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Northern Cape, 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 Northern Cape

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