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

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Traveling to Port Elizabeth, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Port Elizabeth, the following is 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 Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Based on the climate and weather in Port Elizabeth, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

Important essentials for Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Port Elizabeth, 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 excellent value.


  • 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 Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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

If you visit South Africa Airforce Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For No 7 Castle Hill Museum, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Port Elizabeth.

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

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January

January is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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February

In February, Port Elizabeth is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Port Elizabeth, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%. Additionally, it is breezy.

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March

If you vacation in Port Elizabeth during March, you will probably find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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April

April in Port Elizabeth is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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May

If you are traveling to Port Elizabeth in May, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

June in Port Elizabeth is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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July

If you are traveling to Port Elizabeth in July, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

If you go to Port Elizabeth in August, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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September

September in Port Elizabeth can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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October

October in Port Elizabeth is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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November

November in Port Elizabeth is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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December

If you are traveling to Port Elizabeth in December, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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