Robben Island, South Africa: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Robben Island, South Africa

Based on the climate and weather in Robben Island, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

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

January

Traveling to Robben Island in January, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Robben Island in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Robben Island in May, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Robben Island is chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July for Robben Island is chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Robben Island in August, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Robben Island in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Robben Island in December, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Robben Island, South Africa

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Robben Island, 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 Robben Island
  • Appropriate museum wear

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