Weather in April in South Africa

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in April in South Africa. Is this month a good time to go to South Africa? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in South Africa in April?

The weather conditions in South Africa in April are generally perfect.

During April in South Africa, the average temperature ranges from pleasant in Port Nolloth with 20°C (67°F) to very high in Phalaborwa with 31°C (88°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 17°C (63°F) in Phalaborwa and 11°C (52°F) in Port Nolloth.

Precipitation in April ranges from low in Port Nolloth with an average of 9mm (0.4inch) rainfall to moderate in East London with 83mm (3.3inch). It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 234 hours of sunshine in Cape Town during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in South Africa.

Where to go in South Africa in April

Find the average weather conditions in April for the most popular destinations in South Africa on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in South Africa

What is the weather like in April for the 5 most popular destinations in South Africa?

Average weather in Cape Town

In April Cape Town generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C (53°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Cape Town
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
25°C / 78°F 
14°C / 57°F 
293 hours 
21mm / 0.8inch 
5 days 
23°C / 73°F 
12°C / 53°F 
234 hours 
41mm / 1.6inch 
8 days 
May   >> May
>>  
20°C / 68°F 
9°C / 49°F 
205 hours 
68mm / 2.7inch 
11 days 
Climate in Cape Town

Average weather in Johannesburg

In April Johannesburg generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C (70°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C (50°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Johannesburg
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
24°C / 75°F 
13°C / 55°F 
239 hours 
90mm / 3.5inch 
10 days 
21°C / 70°F 
10°C / 50°F 
237 hours 
54mm / 2.1inch 
10 days 
May   >> May
>>  
19°C / 66°F 
7°C / 45°F 
276 hours 
13mm / 0.5inch 
5 days 
Climate in Johannesburg

Average weather in Durban

In April Durban generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 26°C (79°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (63°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Durban
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
28°C / 82°F 
20°C / 69°F 
201 hours 
120mm / 4.7inch 
13 days 
26°C / 79°F 
17°C / 63°F 
206 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
9 days 
May   >> May
>>  
25°C / 76°F 
14°C / 57°F 
223 hours 
61mm / 2.4inch 
7 days 
Climate in Durban

Average weather in Knysna

In April Knysna generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C (70°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (58°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Knysna
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
23°C / 73°F 
16°C / 62°F 
280 hours 
82mm / 3.2inch 
15 days 
21°C / 70°F 
14°C / 58°F 
262 hours 
61mm / 2.4inch 
12 days 
May   >> May
>>  
20°C / 67°F 
13°C / 55°F 
261 hours 
37mm / 1.5inch 
9 days 
Climate in Knysna

Average weather in Stellenbosch

In April Stellenbosch generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C (53°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Stellenbosch
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
25°C / 78°F 
14°C / 57°F 
293 hours 
21mm / 0.8inch 
5 days 
23°C / 73°F 
12°C / 53°F 
234 hours 
41mm / 1.6inch 
8 days 
May   >> May
>>  
20°C / 68°F 
9°C / 49°F 
205 hours 
68mm / 2.7inch 
11 days 
Climate in Stellenbosch

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Is April the best time to go to South Africa?

In our opinion April is one of the best times to visit South Africa with commonly perfect weather in Cape Town.

On average the best time to visit South Africa is in January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December with generally perfect weather in Cape Town. The worst month is July that can have tolerable weather conditions.

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