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Cape Town – Best time to go

Best time to visit Cape Town

The best time to book your holiday in Cape Town is from January to March.

Cape Town has a year round temperate climate, but the coldest and wettest months fall between May and September, so visit in summer for the best weather.

Maximum daytime temperature – 25°C

Minimum night time temperature – 15°C

Average rainfall – 5mm per month

Average daylight hours – 10

What’s the weather like in Cape Town from January to March?

Enjoy Cape Town’s finest weather between January and March, with long sunny days stretching for 11 hours. Experience highs of 25°C and the lowest yearly level of rainfall, which is great for relaxing beach days as well as hikes and trips to Table Mountain.

 Why visit Cape Town from January to March?

  • Experience long sunny days with low levels of rainfall
  • Celebrate the Cape Town Carnival and Jazz Festival in March
  • Take in clear views from the top of Table Mountain
  • Enjoy January’s Tweede Nuwe Jaar (Second New Year) celebrations

Best times to visit

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cape Town
22ºC
20mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cape Town
23ºC
20mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cape Town
21ºC
30mm

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cape Town
18ºC
50mm

Average weather in May

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cape Town
16ºC
70mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cape Town
13ºC
90mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cape Town
13ºC
100mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cape Town
13ºC
70mm

Average weather in September

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cape Town
14ºC
50mm

Average weather in October

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cape Town
16ºC
40mm

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cape Town
18ºC
20mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cape Town
20ºC
20mm