WEATHER IN CAPE TOWN: WHAT TO WEAR
Don’t be misled by a the misconception that:
Since you will be going to South Africa (especially Cape Town – Southernmost part of South Africa) in June-July, you will be experiencing hot summer days. No, it is not like that!
Seasons in South Africa are opposite to seasons in the Northern Hemisphere, ie Europe & Canada. In South Africa June-August are winter months.
Obviously, winter in South Africa is not similar to our understanding of a ‘normal winter’. It's more like autumn, rainy, windy, with an average temperature in the daytime (11am-4pm) about +15 to +23 (degrees centigrade), at night: +5 to +11, in some places in South Africa as low as minus 5.
On some especially cold days you can even amuse your kids with snow – usually in mountains, but last year a large area approximately 2 hours drive from Cape Town was covered with snow for a day or so.
What to wear in Cape Town:
Don’t feel shy to take both seasons' clothes. You won’t regret if you take your winter boots and leather jacket with.
There are no central heating systems throughout South Africa, so you can expect very cool temperature about 14-17 C inside any building (rooms in guesthouse / lodge, shops, restaurants etc). Usually temperature inside in the afternoon even colder than outside (for example, 16 in comparison to 22 C).
However, heaters are available in most guesthouses and villas. In some accommodation premises in Cape Topwn you can even expect electric blankets per request.
Cape Town: 4 seasons in 1 day
Uniqueness of East & West in one City
In a nutshell about the weather in Cape Town: in June-July-August: at night you might need winter coat, in the afternoon – swim wear! You will be experiencing all four seasons on 1 day! Comfort of Europe and Charm of East - you will meet all uniqueness of all continents in just one city - Cape Town.