What’s the weather like in South Africa in July?
Located in the southern hemisphere, South Africa is in the middle of its winter season while the northern hemisphere is experiencing summer. In July, temperatures are quite mild right across the country and with the risk of some short-lived rain showers, you’ll need to make sure you bring warm clothes and waterproofs to protect yourself from the elements. If you prefer sunshine and hot temperatures, it’s worth visiting between October and February when the weather’s at its best.
In Cape Town on the southwest coast, the average temperature in July is a mild 13°C. Around 100mm of wet weather’s expected, so it’s worth bringing a rain jacket. In the afternoon, temperatures reach a high of around 18°C, with lows of 7°C after dark. If you want to take a dip in the sea, the waters are a mild and refreshing 16°C. In Johannesburg, temperatures hover around 11°C, with highs of 17°C and lows of a cool 4°C.