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Weather in Cape Town

With mild temperatures all year round, Cape Town is an ideal holiday destination.

Spring (September to October) fills Cape Town with colour as spectacular flowers bloom. Temperatures hover between 15°C (59°F) and 17°C (63°F), reaching the mid twenties by October.

Summer (November to February) temperatures reach an average of 25°C (77°F), but can be as high as 40°C (104°F). As summer is the most popular season among tourists, beaches can be busy and accommodation can be more expensive.

Autumn (March to April) is the perfect season for hitting the beach; there are fewer tourists and temperatures are still warm, ranging between 18°C (64°F) and 20°C (68°F).

Winter (May to August) temperatures are mild, reaching an average of 17°C (63°F). Rainfall can be unpredictable during the winter months, though, so you may need a waterproof jacket. July and August see migratory whales visit the Cape, making this a prime whale watching season.

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Sunday
Overcast
Overcast skies
12
°C
0.1
12
s
80-100%
1016 mb
good
Monday
Overcast
Overcast skies
12
°C
0.1
13
ssw
80-100%
1016 mb
good
Tuesday
Overcast
Overcast skies
12
°C
0.1
8
ssw
80-100%
1016 mb
good
Wednesday
Overcast
Overcast skies
12
°C
0.1
5
wnw
80-100%
1016 mb
good
Thursday
Overcast
Overcast skies
12
°C
0.1
13
nw
80-100%
1016 mb
good
Friday
Overcast
Overcast skies
12
°C
0.1
8
ssw
80-100%
1016 mb
good
Saturday
Overcast
Overcast skies
12
°C
0.1
9
ssw
80-100%
1016 mb
good
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Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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Hippo Boutique Hotel

Just off Kloof Street, close to Cape Town’s CBD and within easy reach of many bars and restaurants, the Hippo Boutique Hotel has sleek, modern rooms with wooden floors and whitewashed ceilings. Facilities include kitchenettes, air-con and Wi-Fi, and there’s also a small rooftop pool. Although there’s a bar downstairs, double glazing keeps the noise out.

Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa

This all-suite hotel is as big on space as it is on design and luxury. The Sky Bar with a rooftop pool deck is the perfect spot to enjoy ocean views before dinner; stay in and try one of their restaurants (which offer Italian Indian and Asian among others) or walk ten minutes to the V&A Waterfront. A complimentary shuttle will transport guests within a 5km (3 mile) radius.

The Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel

This hotel in the CBD offers funky rooms and suites, but it’s the Rooftop Trailer Park which everyone loves here. Seven Airstream trailers imported from the USA have been revamped and individually (and playfully) themed, and although they’re not cheap to stay in they’re certainly unique. There’s also a rooftop bar and cinema, a restaurant and an inside bar called The Daddy Cool that’s a local favourite.

Cape Grace

This award-winning hotel offers stylish accommodation as well as world-class facilities and service. Located on its very own private quay at the harbour of the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Grace enjoys a convenient location at Cape Town's most popular shopping district. The Cape's colourful past can be seen in the hotel's exquisite furniture, rare fabrics, intriguing artefacts and original antiques. Sumptuous tasting menus, rare whisky pairings, luxurious spa treatments and indulgent Afternoon Teas are all thoughtfully created to enhance your stay at Cape Grace.

Daddy Long Legs

Rooms in this art hotel have been decorated by artists, poets, photographers and musicians and themes include music, travel and the tattoo artists, among others. There’s a bar/lounge and balcony overlooking lively Long Street, and self-catering apartments are located nearby. No breakfast, but Long Street is filled with breakfast options.

The Fritz Hotel

In a quiet spot near Kloof Street and just up the road from buzzing Long Street, this charming guesthouse proves that budget doesn’t have to mean bland or unstylish. Original art deco furniture and commissioned pieces give the rooms a quirky feel, and some have balconies with views of Table Mountain, Lions Head and Signal Hill.