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

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

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

Important essentials for Stellenbosch, South Africa

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • Travel insurance

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you vacation in Stellenbosch during January, you will probably notice that it is hot and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in this region is hot and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Stellenbosch is pretty consistently hot and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in this region is a perfect temperature and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Stellenbosch is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Stellenbosch is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July for Stellenbosch is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Stellenbosch can be chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Stellenbosch is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and occasionally jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Stellenbosch, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Stellenbosch is balmy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November for Stellenbosch is a perfect temperature and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Stellenbosch during December, you might notice that it is warm and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Activities for Stellenbosch, South Africa

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

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