The Best Time to Visit
Cape Town is worth visiting all year. Having said that, it changes appearance with the seasons. Summer in South Africa lasts from late December to early March. It's when Cape Town comes alive with visitors escaping their own winters back home and residents taking advantage of the beautiful weather. It's bright, dry, and warm enough for a swim in the sea. The social calendar in the city is jam-packed with events, and while costs may be higher during this peak season, everything is open. If you want lesser costs and fewer people, go during the winter, from late June to late September. Winter brings rain, so bring a raincoat.
The Hermanus Whale Festival, held each year in late September, is a wonderful place to watch whales. The months of July and August, on the other hand, are believed to be perfect for whale viewing. Finally, the off-seasons may be as thrilling as the regular seasons.From September until early December, the wildflowers blossom in the spring. The fall season (late March to early June) is believed to be the optimum period for great white shark cage diving.