South Africa weather in July

Are you planning a trip to South Africa in July and wondering what kind of weather to expect? This page has all the details you need.

What is the weather like in South Africa in July?

In July, South Africa experiences a range of weather conditions, with temperatures that range from moderate to warm and precipitation levels ranging from almost none to high.

The average maximum daytime temperatures vary from moderate in Rhodes at 13°C to warm in Komatipoort at 27°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 13°C in Komatipoort and -1°C in Rhodes.

In July, precipitation varies across different areas. From almost no rainfall in Madikwe Game Reserve with an average of 2.5 mm to high rainfall in Paarl with 129 mm. The city Cape Town usually sees around 193 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

For specific regional insights in South Africa for July, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our South Africa climate page.

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.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm 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, minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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 
11°C 
175 hours 
126 mm 
13 days 
17°C 
10°C 
193 hours 
110 mm 
12 days 
August   >> August
>>  
17°C 
10°C 
212 hours 
98 mm 
13 days 
Climate in Cape Town

Average weather in Johannesburg

In July Johannesburg generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C and almost no 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
<<   June June
<<  
20°C 
4°C 
267 hours 
8.4 mm 
2 days 
20°C 
4°C 
284 hours 
3.6 mm 
1 day 
August   >> August
>>  
22°C 
7°C 
284 hours 
10 mm 
2 days 
Climate in Johannesburg

Average weather in Durban

In July Durban generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C 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
<<  
24°C 
15°C 
224 hours 
35 mm 
4 days 
23°C 
14°C 
233 hours 
47 mm 
4 days 
August   >> August
>>  
24°C 
15°C 
216 hours 
40 mm 
6 days 
Climate in Durban

Average weather in Knysna

In July Knysna generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
<<  
19°C 
11°C 
239 hours 
49 mm 
9 days 
19°C 
11°C 
241 hours 
52 mm 
8 days 
August   >> August
>>  
18°C 
11°C 
260 hours 
67 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Knysna

Average weather in Stellenbosch

In July Stellenbosch generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 7°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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 
8°C 
175 hours 
141 mm 
12 days 
17°C 
7°C 
193 hours 
121 mm 
12 days 
August   >> August
>>  
18°C 
8°C 
212 hours 
105 mm 
13 days 
Climate in Stellenbosch

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Is July the best time to visit South Africa?

In our opinion, July may not be the ideal time to visit South Africa due to the typically unpleasant weather in Cape Town.

Generally speaking, January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December provide perfect weather in Cape Town. On the other hand, the month of July tends to have unpleasant weather conditions.

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