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

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Traveling to Swellendam, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Swellendam, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Swellendam, South Africa

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

Important essentials for Swellendam, South Africa

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.


  • Travel insurance

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

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February

February in Swellendam is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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March

March is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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April

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

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May

If you go to Swellendam in May, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

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June

If you go to Swellendam in June, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

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July

July for Swellendam is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains about a third of the time.

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August

August in this region is chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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September

September in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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October

October is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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November

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

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December

If you go to Swellendam in December, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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Activities for Swellendam, South Africa

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

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