Best Time to Visit Cape Town

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Best Time to Visit Cape Town

The Rainbow Nation of South Africa is home to one of the world’s most colourful cities, Cape Town. A vibrant getaway awaits, full of adventure, iconic landmarks, natural wonders and deep-rooted culture — set against endless ocean vistas and azure skies.

All that’s left is deciding the best time to visit Cape Town, that matches your idea of the perfect holiday. Discover the different seasons of the city and the various experiences they offer, to decide when to go. 

Delightful Summers 

Located in the Southern Hemisphere means summers are from December to mid-March, so naturally, it’s the best time to go to Cape Town for the perfect beach vacation. Though being peak season, you’ll have to contend with fellow tourists from around the world for the best prices and perhaps even the best sunset spot. What would help is avoiding the dates of local school and public holidays between Christmas and New Year. Catch the best of the sunny season either late November or mid-March, when there are fewer tourists and all just the same experiences that await. SOTC can help you book flights and accommodation, well in advance.

Charming Autumn and Spring 

This isn’t generally regarded as the best time to visit Cape Town, if you consider tourism patterns. But perhaps that’s why it really is. Not only does the city offer better prices across services, the day temperatures sit at an ideal 18-20 degrees. For exquisite winery experiences coupled with hiking and biking escapades, there’s no better time than autumn. The warmer climes of springtime will rejuvenate your love of the outdoors. Keep Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and Namaqualand high on your itinerary, if your tour happens to fall in this season.

Wonderful Winters 

There are many reasons as to why winter is the best time to travel to Cape Town. Yes, there’s cold winds and some rain, but with a little climate-appropriate adjustment, you’re in for a great time. The highlight of this season is the lifetime’s experience of seeing whales live, at the Hermanus Whale Festival. October is very well-suited for hikes and treks around Cape Town, if that’s something you’d enjoy. While other highlights across the cold season include the music fest Rocking the Daisies, food festivals and more.

The best time to visit Cape Town is best figured based on your travel interests After that, you can depend on SOTC to plan your journey to perfection. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch today and take the first step to begin your exciting adventure with our Cape Town Packages . Also check out other South Africa Packages  and many more cities to explore!

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