What is the best time to travel?
The more southwards you travel in South Africa, the lesser the differences in temperature between day and night. In summer (November-February) the temperature will be 25-30ºC during the daytime and about 17ºC in winter (June-August). Two-thirds of South Africa receives less than 500 mm of rain. Most of it falls on the Cape peninsula, the garden route and the eastern provinces of Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal. In the north and east of South Africa there are some subtropical areas where the climate can be very hot and humid.