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

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Traveling to West Coast, South Africa? If you're planning to go to West Coast, I have 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 West Coast, South Africa

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

Important essentials for West Coast, South Africa

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • 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).


  • N95 masks

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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

Traveling to West Coast in January, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

If you visit West Coast during February, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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March

If you visit West Coast during March, you may notice that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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April

If you are traveling to West Coast in April, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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May

May in West Coast is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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June

If you visit West Coast during June, you will probably find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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July

July in West Coast can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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August

If you are traveling to West Coast in August, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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September

If you vacation in West Coast during September, you may see that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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October

October in West Coast is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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November

November in West Coast is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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December

December in West Coast is a perfect temperature. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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