What’s the weather like in South Africa in November?
Located in the southern hemisphere, South Africa has opposite weather patterns compared to the northern hemisphere, with summer starting in October and winter beginning in June. November is the first full month of summer in South Africa, so temperatures are mild, while the days are getting longer and drier. If you want to relax on the beach or explore the countryside while avoiding the intense summertime heat, November is the ideal month to visit South Africa.
In the coastal city of Cape Town, the average temperature in November is 18°C, with highs of 23°C in the afternoons. Although it’s t-shirt weather during the daytime, you’ll need warmer layers at night as temperatures dip to a low of 13°C. Further north, Johannesburg is slightly hotter in the days with a high of 25°C, dropping to 13°C at night. While Cape Town expects just 20mm of rain in November, Johannesburg is wetter with 120mm of rain forecast over the course of the month.