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

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

Based on the climate and weather in South Africa, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

Important essentials for South Africa, South Africa

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.


  • 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).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

Traveling to South Africa in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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February

February here is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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March

Traveling to South Africa in March, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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April

If you go to South Africa in April, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

If you go to South Africa in May, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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June

If you are traveling to South Africa in June, you will notice that it can be chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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July

Traveling to South Africa in July, you will notice that it is crisp. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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August

August here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time.

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September

September in South Africa dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes.

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October

Traveling to South Africa in October, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

If you are traveling to South Africa in November, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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December

December is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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