Weather in July in South Africa

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in July 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 July?

The weather in South Africa in July ranges from tolerable to perfect depending on the destination. July is a winter month in South Africa.

July has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from moderate in Sutherland with 14°C (58°F) to warm temperatures in Skukuza with 26°C (79°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 6°C (43°F) in Skukuza and -2°C (28°F) in Sutherland. It is one of the coldest months of the year.

Precipitation ranges from almost non in Pietermaritzburg with 1mm (0inch) rainfall to moderate in Cape Town with 83mm (3.3inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 193 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 July

Find the average weather conditions in July 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 July for the 5 most popular destinations in South Africa?

Average weather in Cape Town

In July Cape Town generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C (63°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 7°C (45°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
<<   June June
<<  
18°C / 64°F 
8°C / 46°F 
175 hours 
93mm / 3.7inch 
13 days 
17°C / 63°F 
7°C / 45°F 
193 hours 
83mm / 3.3inch 
12 days 
August   >> August
>>  
18°C / 64°F 
7°C / 45°F 
212 hours 
77mm / 3inch 
14 days 
Climate in Cape Town

Average weather in Johannesburg

In July Johannesburg generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C (62°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C (39°F) and almost non monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
<<   June June
<<  
16°C / 61°F 
4°C / 39°F 
267 hours 
9mm / 0.4inch 
2 days 
17°C / 62°F 
4°C / 39°F 
284 hours 
4mm / 0.2inch 
1 day 
August   >> August
>>  
19°C / 67°F 
6°C / 43°F 
284 hours 
6mm / 0.2inch 
2 days 
Climate in Johannesburg

Average weather in Durban

In July Durban generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C (51°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
<<   June June
<<  
23°C / 73°F 
11°C / 51°F 
224 hours 
38mm / 1.5inch 
5 days 
23°C / 73°F 
11°C / 51°F 
233 hours 
39mm / 1.5inch 
5 days 
August   >> August
>>  
23°C / 73°F 
13°C / 55°F 
216 hours 
65mm / 2.6inch 
7 days 
Climate in Durban

Average weather in Knysna

In July Knysna generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (64°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C (50°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
<<   June June
<<  
18°C / 64°F 
11°C / 51°F 
239 hours 
30mm / 1.2inch 
10 days 
18°C / 64°F 
10°C / 50°F 
241 hours 
37mm / 1.5inch 
10 days 
August   >> August
>>  
18°C / 64°F 
10°C / 50°F 
260 hours 
68mm / 2.7inch 
11 days 
Climate in Knysna

Average weather in Stellenbosch

In July Stellenbosch generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C (63°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 7°C (45°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
<<   June June
<<  
18°C / 64°F 
8°C / 46°F 
175 hours 
93mm / 3.7inch 
13 days 
17°C / 63°F 
7°C / 45°F 
193 hours 
83mm / 3.3inch 
12 days 
August   >> August
>>  
18°C / 64°F 
7°C / 45°F 
212 hours 
77mm / 3inch 
14 days 
Climate in Stellenbosch

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in South Africa.

Is July the best time to go to South Africa?

In our opinion July is not the best time to visit South Africa with commonly tolerable 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 months are July and August that can have tolerable weather conditions.

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