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

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Traveling to Pretoria, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Pretoria, this 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 Pretoria, South Africa

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

Important essentials for Pretoria, South Africa

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

In January, Pretoria is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Pretoria, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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February

February in Pretoria is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

If you vacation in Pretoria during March, you are likely to notice that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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April

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

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May

Traveling to Pretoria in May, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you are traveling to Pretoria in June, you will notice that it is crisp and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

If you are traveling to Pretoria in July, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

If you vacation in Pretoria during August, you may find that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 30 during the day.

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September

Traveling to Pretoria in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

Traveling to Pretoria in October, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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November

If you are traveling to Pretoria in November, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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December

December in Pretoria is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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Activities for Pretoria, South Africa

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

If you go to Botanical Gardens, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • 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


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you see the Correctional Services Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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