Western Cape

Western Cape, South Africa
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by Daniel Case
/ CC BY-SA 3.0
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Attractions

Hotels

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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit Western Cape

Climate in Western Cape:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
2
2
2
5
7
10
9
9
7
4
4
3

Best time to visit Western Cape:

Summer (December to February): Summers in the Western Cape are warm and dry. This period is ideal for exploring the coastal areas, beaches, and enjoying outdoor activities along the Garden Route. It's also a great time for wine tasting in the Cape Winelands.

Autumn (March to May): Autumn brings milder temperatures, making it a pleasant time to visit. It's suitable for outdoor activities, hiking, and exploring the coastal towns and wineries. The landscapes are beautiful during this time.

Winter (June to August): Winters in the Western Cape are cool and wet, especially in the Cape Town area. However, it's a great time for whale watching in places like Hermanus. The Cape Winelands offer cozy experiences around fireplaces and excellent wines.

Spring (September to November): Spring brings warmer temperatures, and the landscapes start to bloom with colorful flowers. It's a great time for nature walks, visiting gardens, and outdoor exploration. It's also a good time for whale watching.

Money & Prices

Currency in South Africa:

South African rand (ZAR)

How expensive is a trip to Western Cape?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
7.09 USD
Fast food meal:
4.16 USD
Mid-range meal:
16.27 USD
Bottle of water:
0.58 USD
Soft drink:
0.93 USD
Cappuccino:
1.76 USD
Local Beer:
1.98 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
1.67 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.05 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

South Africa general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type C (European 2-pin)

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