Swellendam, South Africa: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

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.

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

February

February for Swellendam 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

March

March in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella

April

April for Swellendam is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear

May

If you go to Swellendam in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Swellendam in June, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in this region can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Swellendam in August, 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 sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October for Swellendam is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

December

December for Swellendam is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, M and N
  • A SIM card that works in Swellendam
  • Appropriate museum wear

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