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Seasons, Weather and When to Visit

Seasons, Weather and When to Visit

The Garden Route enjoys probably the mildest climate in South Africa. It is subject to rainfall all year round, has a Mediterranean climate and is somewhat wetter and greener from May to August.

Temperatures average 25°C in summer months, and daily highs in winter average 20°C. In winter, lows rarely fall below 10°C.

The Garden Route is one of the favourite holiday destinations for South Africans, and the school holiday periods, especially in the summer, are mostly busy. Many overseas travellers enjoy this warm holiday vibe and appreciate the extra attractions that are laid on during the local holidays. Each season has its own highlights and charms. Hot summer days see sun worshippers out on the sparkling beaches; while winter is quieter, and the cooler days are great for hiking and exploring.