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

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Traveling to Paarl, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Paarl, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

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 Paarl, South Africa

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

Important essentials for Paarl, South Africa

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Paarl, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Paarl, South Africa

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

If you intend to go to the must-see Strooidak Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

If you visit Afrikaans Language Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Paarl.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

Traveling to Paarl in January, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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February

February for Paarl dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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March

March dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

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April

April in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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May

May here is mild. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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June

Traveling to Paarl in June, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

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July

If you are traveling to Paarl in July, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

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August

August for Paarl is crisp. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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September

September here is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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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 regularly.

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November

If you are traveling to Paarl in November, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

December here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

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