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

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

When to go to Upington, South Africa

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

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

January

Traveling to Upington in January, you will notice that it is blindingly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella

February

Traveling to Upington in February, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts

March

March in Upington is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

April

Traveling to Upington in April, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

May

If you visit Upington during May, you are likely to find that it is warm and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

June

June in Upington is balmy and very dry. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 20% to 30% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans

July

July in this region is balmy and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Socks

August

August in Upington is mild and very dry. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 20% to 30% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants

September

September for Upington is warm and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

October is pretty consistently hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts

November

If you go to Upington in November, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion

December

Traveling to Upington in December, you will notice that it is really hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Upington, South Africa

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Upington, 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 Upington
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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