South Africa is a large and diverse country with a climate that varies from region to region. In Cape Town area and the Garden Route coastal belt, summers tend to be warm. However, rain can fall at any time of the year and winter days can be cold and wet. Subtropical KwaZulu-Natal has warm, sunny winters and tepid seas. In common with the Lesotho highlands, the province’s Drakensberg range has misty days in summer and mountain snow in winter.
So, the best time to travel to South Africa depends on which parts of the country you want to visit and your interests. The Cape has warm, dry weather in its summer months (November to February), for instance, but the prime whale-watching season is September and October. If you’re trying to decide when to go on safari in South Africa, the game-viewing conditions are excellent in the cooler winter months (May to September).
In Western Cape and Gordon’s Bay, the high season goes from September to April.
However, we are very fortunate to have wonderful winters in Gordon's Bay, with fantastic skies and colours. You will often get the cheapest rates from June to August.