When is the best time of the year to visit Cape Town?
Cape Town is known to have 4 seasons in one day, yes it is possible! What is the best time of the year to come to Cape Town to volunteer?
Summer in Cape Town
The summers in Cape Town attract lots of tourists. This season is warm and dry. Summer in Cape Town begins in November and December, and lasts till January and February.
The average temperature during summer is 20 degrees. The warmest months are January and February with a maximum temperature of roughly 26 degrees. It doesn’t get any colder than 14 degrees at night, so don’t bother to bring your jacket or an umbrella, for that matter: rainfall is between 24mm (November) and 14mm (January).
Bring some sun tan lotion, after sun and a hat. The sun shines approximately 10,5 hours a day during the summer months in November, December, January and February. Humidity is lowest during summer.
Fact: The highest temperature measured in Cape Town was a steaming 41,3 degrees in January. Don’t worry; the Cape Doctor will blow a cool breeze your way. A strong south-eastern wind visits the Cape Peninsula during summer.
Autumn in Cape Town
Autumn in Cape Town – March and April – is one of the most beautiful seasonal. The Cape vineyards turn into bright red, brown, orange and yellow while temperatures stay pleasant. The slopes on the countryside transform into fields of gold and scarlet. Some would even say autumn is the best time to visit Cape Town.
The wind drops. The temperatures during autumn in Cape Town are very pleasant and mellow. On the climate charts of Cape Town autumn weather you will see an average temperature of 20 degrees in March and 18 degrees in April.
Winter in Cape Town
Winter – if you can really call it winter – has started in Cape Town as soon as the cold front from the Atlantic ocean rolls in. Winter in Cape Town – locally also known as the green season – is a nice distraction from the long season of beach weather. Capetonians vanish on the first winter day and cocoon – only to come out again when it is 22 degrees again.
The wind starts turning from the legendary South Easter or Cape Doctor – to the infamous North West winds.The winter season runs from the end of May to June, July and August. Wind and rain do sweep the streets of Cape Town sometimes, but then on other days the temperature might rise up to 25 degrees!
So if you’re visiting Cape Town during ‘winter’ and you’re wondering what to pack, take something for every season. Sunshine, rain, overcast, wind: you’ll experience it all during a good Capetonian winter.
The average high temperature during winter is 17 degrees with a minimum temperature of 8 degrees in June, July and August. Rainfall in Cape Town is between 82mm in August and 105 mm in June. Unique for Cape Town are the ‘bursts’ of rain. The drops fall straight from the sky, like a blanket of small drips. As if nothing has happened, the rain will stop again.
Spring in Cape Town
The temperature in Cape Town starts rising again: spring is in the air. Cape Town bursts into bloom. The west coast is world famous for its flower season. The colourful display north of Cape Town is a major spring attraction which you must not miss.
Spring season is a perfect time to visit Cape Town. The spring weather in the Cape is soft and mild. Average temperatures range between 15 degrees in September and 17 degrees in October with plenty of days in the [mid] twenties. Days lengthen and you can enjoy the soft crispness of the Cape Town sun.
the sporty types spring is the ideal season for hiking. The sun is mild, the surroundings are gorgeous with all the blooming flowers and the wind takes it easy during spring. So put on your hiking boots and take one of the routes that lead up Table Mountain or climb Lion’s Head for full moon.
Whether you cannot decide when to travel to Cape Town, you are guaranteed a wonderful experience with our ever changing weather while you volunteer at Dreams to Reality.