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, 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 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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

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January

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

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February

If you go to South Africa in February, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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March

If you go to South Africa in March, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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April

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

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May

Traveling 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 a bit less than half of the time.

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June

June in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. 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

If you go to South Africa in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost about half of the time.

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September

If you go to South Africa in September, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

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October

October in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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November

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

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December

December in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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