The Best Time to Visit Cape Town

The Best Time to Visit Cape Town

When is the best time to visit Cape Town? It really depends on what you’re looking to do in Cape Town.

The kind of weather you enjoy and, of course, whether you’re a fan of crowds or prefer the streets to have a little less people. While the weather in Cape Town may be unpredictable most of the time, the city is still a perfect holiday destination.


Here’s our guide to enjoying Cape Town, South Africa all year round.

December to February

During the months of December to February, Cape Town enjoys hot summer days. It is during this festive season where you’ll find an influx of tourists, busy beaches, and a great vibe around the city. This is the ideal time if you’re the kind who enjoys the busy atmosphere that comes with many people sunbathing on the white-sanded beaches and vibrant nightlife.  Be sure to experience the city’s nightlife from Long Street in the CBD to the line of restaurants in Camps Bay.


February to April

Close to the end of February right through to April the weather becomes cooler and the tourists decrease. This is an awesome time to visit if you prefer a less busy environment, cooler weather, and lower accommodation rates.


June to August  

From June to August, Cape Town sees much colder weather as well as the rainiest months. During this period it’s the best time to traverse indoor markets and eateries. After all, the Mother City is known for being one of the best food destinations in South Africa. In addition, wine tasting is most popular during this season.


September to November

September marks the beginning of Spring in South Africa, which means you’ll get an opportunity to witness the wild flowers blossom on the West Coast, better known as the “Cape Spring”. From September to November, the city experiences less rain and the weather begins to warm up again. With the weather being hot, sunny and dry, it is the perfect time plan for beach, scenic tours and hiking holidays.


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