Stellenbosch weather in August (Western Cape, South Africa)

What can you expect from the weather in Stellenbosch during August? This guide provides all the weather details you need.

In August, Stellenbosch generally has moderate temperatures and high rainfall. August is a winter month. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 64°F (show in °C). However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 46°F.

Stellenbosch in August usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 4.1 inches (show in mm) for the month. Typically around 13 days of rainfall is expected.

The city usually sees around 212 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you prefer dry weather with pleasant temperatures January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December typically offer the best weather. While July tends to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly weather and climate conditions, visit our specialized Stellenbosch climate page with graphs.


Stellenbosch, monthly averages in August

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 45.7°F  
Max Temperature 63.5°F  
Water Temperature 57°F *  
Chance of Rain 42%  
Precipitation 4.1 inches  
Rainy days 13 days  
Humidity 80% *  
Windspeed 9 mph *  
Sunshine 212 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Cape Town, South Africa (24 KM, 15 Miles).

Where to go in South Africa in August

Find out more about the weather in South Africa in August and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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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 / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Stellenbosch in August?

​ For visitors traveling to Stellenbosch, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes. ​ With a water temperature of around 57°F there is no need to bring your swimwear. ​

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in August.

Outdoor sports

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