Simon's Town, South Africa: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Simon's Town, South Africa

Based on the climate and weather in Simon's Town, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Simon's Town, South Africa by month

January

If you are traveling to Simon's Town in January, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Simon's Town is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Simon's Town in June, you will notice that it can be chilly. 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:

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

July

July in this region is relatively cool. 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
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans

August

August here 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
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Simon's Town is mild. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Simon's Town in November, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Simon's Town in December, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Simon's Town, South Africa

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Simon's Town, 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 Simon's Town
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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