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South Africa is located in the southern hemisphere, as such, the seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Spring runs from September to October and is a good time to visit. These months are generally characterized by sunny and calm weather conditions. Summer is from November to February and during this time, much of South Africa is hot, often with afternoon showers that clear quickly. Autumn is from March to April and is usually warm rather than hot. There is little rainfall and the season gets cooler as it progresses. Winter is from May to August and conditions vary depending on the region. Higher areas of the interior plateau experience dry, sunny and crisp days with cold nights, the KwaZulu Natal Coast, the Lowveld, Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces enjoy warm days with little rain. During winter, the Western Cape experiences its rainy season while mountain regions can receive snow.



South Africa Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to South Africa.

Learn about the history and culture of South Africa, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about South Africa's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering South Africa for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our South Africa tours today!


Extend Your Stay

After your South Africa vacation, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from South Africa or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours.



Book your South Africa vacation with Goway! 

AfricaExperts is the exclusive division of Goway that specializes in planning and organizing South Africa tours and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, an exclusive African game lodge, a Holiday of a Lifetime, a stay of distinction, a self-drive tour and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to South Africa.

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