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South Africa’s summers (November to March) are generally warm with average temperatures around 25 C). Winters (June to August) can get quite cold especially at night with temperatures averaging around10 C. In the Western Cape area most of the rainfall comes in the winters whereas in the north (Johannesburg and Kruger Park) and east (Durban) rainfall is heaviest in the summer months (causing some fantastic thunderstorms). Durban has an almost tropical climate and enjoys warm days even in winter.

Cape Town is warm and dry during the summer months from November to March. Winters are chilly and wet and some of the higher peaks in the Western Cape can get light snow. Water temperatures are always quite cold around Cape Town, even in the summer. Read more …

Facts about South Africa: Situated at the southern tip of Africa, South Africa has a landmass of 1 233 404 kmĀ² edged on 3 sides by a nearly 3000km coastline washed by the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic. It is bordered in the north by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and also wraps itself around two independent countries, the Lesotho and Swaziland. Read more …