From June to August, Cape Town experiences its winter rainfall. Therefore the best time to visit for a holiday is during the city’s dry summer months. Between December to February Cape Town’s temperatures reach their peak and this popular time sees busy beaches and buzzing nightlife. The fierce south-easterly wind also blows hard during this time, but usually subsides by February.
So if you’re looking to spend some time on the beach, aim to hit the sands from late January to late April. You can expect less-crowded beaches, calmer breezes and better rates. Whales arrive in the waters around Cape Town from July onwards, with the city being the best place in the world to view Southern Right whales from the coastline.