Don’t expect to endure freezing temperatures and the possibility of blizzards in South Africa during the winter. Although the mountainous regions may get a dusting of snow. Between June and August, it’s wintertime in the Southern Hemisphere. You’ll find pleasantly warm temperatures throughout most of the country for enjoying all sorts of activities. While in the Western Cape, home to Cape Town, the surrounding winelands and much of the Garden Route. You may see some rain, with temperatures ranging from lows in the mid-40s to highs in the mid-60s Fahrenheit. In places like subtropical Durban temps range from lows of around 50 degrees to highs in the lower 70s.
Whether your goal is to see exotic wildlife, hike or explore wine country, you can do all of the above fairly comfortably in the winter. And, outside of the popular national parks like Kruger, you’re likely to find fewer tourists and enjoy discounted accommodation rates too.
When planning your itinerary, these are the top South African destinations to experience during the winter.