South African Climate


South Africa is a relatively dry country with an average rainfall in the region of 450mm per annum.  In general the western part is drier than the eastern part.  Most of the country falls in a summer-rainfall region except for the Western Cape which gets most of its rainfall in Winter.  The far northern regions can average summer temperatures of between 35 – 42C (95 – 107F) but freezing nights in winter are not uncommon.

Please note that being in the southern hemisphere, our seasons are totally opposite to those of Europe and North America.