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

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

When to go to Western Cape, South Africa

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

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

January

Traveling to Western Cape in January, you will notice that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts

February

If you are traveling to Western Cape in February, you will notice that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

March

March in Western Cape is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

April

April in Western Cape is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

May

If you visit Western Cape during May, you are likely to find that it is chilly and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Western Cape in June, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks

July

If you visit Western Cape during July, you are likely to find that it can be chilly.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens

August

August in Western Cape can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Socks

September

September in Western Cape is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks

October

If you go to Western Cape in October, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in this region is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear

December

If you visit Western Cape during December, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Western Cape, 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 Western Cape

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