What’s the weather like in South Africa in March?
March is one of the best months to pack your bags and visit South Africa. Located in the southern hemisphere, South Africa enjoys a warm and sunny climate in March, that’s perfect for a holiday with fewer crowds than the peak months.
South Africa has a temperate climate with varied weather conditions across the country. The southwest of the country has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and wet winters while the northeast has a subtropical climate. Rainfall is heavier and more common on the south coast, but as you move upwards towards southern Namib, you can expect an extreme desert climate with hot weather lasting all year-round.
Temperatures are around 22°C in March with highs of 27°C in the peak of the day. South Africa weather in March is beautifully warm and sunny with up to 12 hours of sunshine per day. There’s around 9mm of rainfall over the month which increases to 100mm in Johannesburg. At night, temperatures drop to around 14°C, which is still mild but you might need a few light layers to stay warm.