South Africa, situated in the southern hemisphere, has seasons that are opposite of Countries like Europe and United States, with summer being from December to February, autumn from March to May, winter from June to August and spring from September to November. South Africa is known as “Sunny South Africa” and enjoys sunshine at least seven months of the year, with temperatures dropping in the winter months. The most temperate months are April and May and then again September and October. Temperatures of above 32°C (90°F) are quite common ‘n summer, and in the lower Orange River Valley and the Mpumalanga Lowveld one can easily expect temperatures to exceed 38°C (100°F). The Northern Cape Province has some of the mot extreme temperatures, with heat of 40°C (104°F) or sometimes above in summer and dropping to below freezing point in the winter.
Cape Town has a winter rainfall, but the weather in Cape Town can be very unpredictable and can sometimes deliver all four seasons in one day. Cape Town is also best visited in spring and autumn, when the weather is at it’s best and the crowds are smaller that what they are over the Festive Season.
Durban is one of the hottest main cities in South Africa and can get remarkably hot and sticky in the summer, but they have perfect winter weather where you can even wear your shorts.
When packing your clothes be sure to pack lightweight clothes in order to stay cool during the summer months. During the winter, make sure to bring a jumper or sweatshirt as temperatures in some places can be really cold. A light raincoat will also be useful in especially Cape Town .