What’s the weather like in South Africa in April?
Located in the southern hemisphere, South Africa has a subtropical climate, with the winter months lasting from May to July, and summer from October to February. April falls towards the end of South Africa’s autumn season, so the weather’s slightly cooler but still perfect for exploring the cities, adventuring in the beautiful landscapes or simply relaxing on the beach. Although South Africa is dry all year round, you can expect a few showers in April.
In Cape Town, on the southwestern tip of the country, the average temperature at this time of year is a mild 18°C, reaching highs of 23°C in the peak of the afternoon and lows of 12°C at night. Around 50mm of rain is expected during the month, so this is a relatively wet time of year although showers are usually short-lived. Further north, Johannesburg is a mild 16°C on average in April, with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. Around 40mm of rain is forecast in the city over the course of the month.