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Best Time To Visit Cape town
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
The best time to visit Cape Town is in between the months of March and May, and again in between September and November. Though, experiencing a warm Mediterranean climate, Cape Town can be visited throughout the year. Thus, the best time to visit here depends on the kind of holiday you are looking for. The ideal time for a beach holiday is from December to February, when Cape Town experiences the hottest weather. The hottest month in Cape Town is February, and June is the coldest month in the region. Thus, for trekking and hiking, the slight chill of April to June is perfect. Cape Town harbours are also known for whale watching, which can be best experienced from July to September when migratory whales arrive along the coast.
The whole of South Africa experiences seasons at opposite times than that of Northern hemisphere. So from October to April, when the northern countries have cold winters, Cape Town has warm and dry summer conditions.
March to May (15°C to 27°C)
March to May is the autumn shoulder season for Cape Town, which means the summer crowd thins out and prices go down a little bit. Thus, it can be the best time to visit Cape Town one is seeking a budget tour to this amazing travel destination. During this time, there will be occasional cold fronts to announce the upcoming winter. By the middle of May, it cools down significantly in the port town and there is also the first Cape Town rainfall of the moist winter.
June to August (10°C to 15°C)
June, July and August are the winter season in Cape Town. While beach activities are low during this season, there are other attractions to enjoy. The best thing about visiting during June-August is the low crowd and the worst thing is the sporadic rainfall. The weather is nice and crisp, except the occasional dampness on the rainy days. If one is a beach lover, then the duration of June to August can be the best time to visit Cape Town.
September to November (13°C to 20°C)
Come September, and here is the season of spring. This is the perfect time to catch stretches of wildflowers in bloom all along the Western Cape. As the weather is quite pleasant, this is also an excellent time to watch the last batch of migratory whales along the shore. Crowds are still thin and thus there will be fewer queues at the attractions.
December to February (23°C to 29°C)
Weather in Cape Town in December is warm with dry conditions, the beginning of the long, hot summer. This is the peak season in the city, and the beaches, sightseeing destinations and national parks are full of people from all around the world. The famous south-easterly winds blow during this time, sometimes covering the summit of Table Mountain with white clouds, which is locally called the Table Cloth.
Famous Festivals in Cape Town
Cape Town Carnival
A glitzy and glamorous celebration of the transformative power of creativity and the African identity, the Cape Town Carnival is one of the most famous festivals celebrated in the city. There is a parade of costumed performers, musicians, and moving floats. This exciting festival happens generally during the month of March. To enjoy the city’s culture to the maximum, you can plan your trip to Cape Town during this time. It would be a perfect time to get introduced with the city's diverse array of communities and cultures.
Cape Town Fringe Festival
This is a multi-arts festival that takes place annually in the city of Cape Town. The event is a celebration of the local and international creativity bringing forth solo shows and a whole lot of collaborative artwork by a plethora of amazing artists and performers. This promotes experimentation, collaboration and innovation amongst the art community. This festival takes place around the month of November. You might want to plan your vacation around this time to enjoy the best of Cape Town’s festivals.
Cape Town Jazz Festival
An annual music festival held in Cape Town, South Africa started in the year 2000. It has been recognized as the fourth largest jazz festival in the world. It is also the largest one of its kind in the African continent. Music aficionados can book their trip to South Africa during the month of March to experience the best of what this music festival has to offer. With a lineup of world’s best jazz artists, it is surely going to swoon you away with the tunes and the festivities around.
Climate in Cape town
Summer Season in Cape town
Cape Town summer ranges through the last and first three months of the year. If you are coming from India, you will be able to enjoy the holiday season and Christmas in a warm, dry climate. There will be plenty of outdoor activities to indulge in during summer. Other than spending time at the beach, there are different festivals and events to attend. Summer season sees long days, with sunlight visible long into the evening, which makes staying out at the beach fun.
Monsoon Season in Cape town
Monsoons come along with the winter season in Cape Town. June and July are the wettest months, and May and August have partial wet days as well.
Winter Season in Cape town
From around June to October, there is a long and occasionally humid Cape Town winter, characterised by the hiking season early on and whale watching holidays for the rest of the time.
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Trip to SingaporeThough there were some hiccups , overall experience was very Good. My sincere appreciation to Mr. Prince from Deft organizers as he was helpful all the time. Cruise experience was excellent. Some of experiences noted here as below- Importantly, it was agreed to provide gifts for kids as part of package, which were not provided. However, it was agreed to deliver at my house through courier. 1. 1st day pickup was delayed from Singapore airport. 2. No pickup to Hotel was arranged at Malaysia. Self cab was arranged after a long wait. 3. Hidden service charge of Cruise not intimated proir which is around 168 SGD~9240 INR. 4. As per itenary fountain of wealth in singapore was not shown. Little India and China Town was just shown from vehicle. To cater other co passengers requirement, we were taken to other place like flyer which was not part of the package and additional cost. Madame Tussads was not shown. 5. Travel from Singapore to Malaysia was hectic in Coach with kids. Considering kids, atleast flight should have been booked. 6. Cruise experience was good. But preference should have been given for balcony rooms . Opinion should have taken prior to booking 7.Time in genting highlands was not sufficient, should have well planned.
Trip to HimachalExcellent trip ..... Happy with the appearance of cab driver and trip arrenger mr sumit and really enjoyed a lot. the hotel in shimla was good in decoration and quality but in very far from shimla main town and road conditions are very bad have to improve that point and after 10 pm when returning to hotel saw a tendua crossing the road so I was not happy with that matter and inform mr sumit at that time. Very bad response from kasturi as when ever called regarding any issue on trip she not even pickup my call also not call me back so very much disappointed with the company's contact person but walk holiday is fantastic and thanking mr sumit for his very quick response and help. Thanking mr jogindar and kuldeep for their humble and gentle behaviour. Other wise all are good but request you to provide a driver with voucher so that he can aware of the plan. River rafting and hotel golden Apple resort view.
Trip to HimachalI'm highly impressed with the level of services I've received at each point for our Manali trip by Travel Light (Tripmarlo) and TravelTriangle. From pocket friendly trip packages to easy payment process, from bus to cab boarding-deboarding, from hotel check-in to sight seeing. A special thanks to our travel consultant Kanhaiya Gupta who was responsive and personalised our travel package as per our comfort and requirements. Appreciate all the efforts he had put into making this trip easy and safe for girl travellers. Our cab pilot was punctual and shared alot of information about the place. A shout out to the Hotel Out Town located at the heart of Manali-Aleo with a scenic view of entire Manali at our feet and Snow top mountains at sky above. The hotel staff was very polite and generous. The breakfast and dinner served was delicious. This trip was only possible with constant efforts of your team and each step made it memorable. I'm extremely likely to refer them and book my next trip. Thank you.
Trip to Cape TownHi sirs Thanks for arranging our South Africa tour consisting of 12N / 13 Days. Would like to give some fair feedback for your reference and records and corrective actions wherever necessary. The feedback is graded on a scale ranging from 9 to 1, where 9 is the best and 1 you can understand. I will be rating the following for your benefit of better understanding – Hotels for Stay Breakfast in the same hotels Transportation / Logistics Drivers Local numbers for emergency calls for any requirement Starting with Hotel for Stay – Peermont Suites – Comfortable stay but so great, hence would like to give rating of 6 Breakfast in the above hotel was good but not many choices, hence would like to rate it as 7 Kruger Park Lodge – Comfortable stay, we liked it. Hence would like to give rating of 8 Breakfast in the above was just ok and nothing great, hence rating is 5 Sun Soho – very compact room, child bed is a sofa converted into bed, my son is almost 6 ft. hence rating is 6 Breakfast in the above hotel is good, manageable. Would like to rate it as 7 Blackwaters River Lodge – Pls do not recommend this place, its very pathetic. Only plus point is it is close to Knysna. Otherwise there is no reason why this hotel was given to us. We had to travel to go places. Would like to give ratings 4 Breakfast in the above hotel is also very pathetic. We were the only guests in this hotel and the hardly any choices in food. Hence we would like to rate it as below 3 Holiday Inn – Name is big, but the room is very small to accommodate 3 people in the room. It was just ordinary room with a double bed ( just not enough for two people to sleep ) and a single bed. Hence, would like to rate this stay of 5 Breakfast in the above hotel was just fine. Its ok. Hence rating may be like 6. Transportation / Logistics was good all thru. Good vehicles given to us. Would like to rate it as 9 Drivers – Both Haroon Ismail upto drop to Johannesburg after 6 days and thereafter Sipho from pick from George airport till drop us back to Cape Town international airport were very good. They were humble, obedient and very supportive. We like both and would like to rate them as 9. Local contacts for emergency was just fine. However, we enjoyed the full tour without any problems and your arrangements were fine. The Shark Cage dive was cancelled by the tour agent there due to sea roughness as told us. They said they would refund money to you. Pls let me know how you want to refund us the same. Many Thanks once again for arranging the tour for us. Regards / Ramesh
Trip to KeralaThe overall experience was good due to the cab driver otherwise GSK had provided hotel for Munnar which was 1.5 hour up & 1.5 hour down from the main town so mostly 3 hours of our journey was consumed by travelling which they could have saved by providing stay at munnar itself. And our last day was at Kovalam that too which they provided was around 10 Kms far from beach and at the time of booking they didn't ask wheather we wanted beach facing or not and the quality of room was not upto mark.......And even the cab driver was not updated where to take as per itienary ..............................So dont go for GSK travels in future
Trip to KeralaThough everything went well but things could have been better. Below is my detailed Feedback: 1. Hotel (Summer Castle) in Munnar was 18 Km away from the tourist attractions. We can ignore that once but not the hospitality received at Hotel. No Hot Water in the room, Intercom Not working, WiFi not working, Pathetic Breakfast Menu and Dinner menu not as per what they charge. Overall, Very Poor Experince at Munnar Hotel. 2. Hotel Spice Inn in Thekkady is excellent but it is 12 Kms away from town and its literally on Highway. So You can't really go to market or town for evening walk etc. 3. Cab Driver: He left us under Scorching sun at Alleppy to save Parking charges while we were waiting for House Boat Owner to pick us up . It literally took them 1 hour to pick us . Also, House Boat was not anchored at Starting Point but was there somewhere mid of the Lake. So they arranged a power boat to take us to House boat. This process wasted 1.5 Hours and we checked in House Boat at 1.30 pm instead of 12 pm. Cab Driver always giving some or the other excuses for locations which we wanted to visit. Overall, ok-ok kind of experience (not too good, not too bad) .
Trip to KeralaHotel staffs were helpful and cooperative. The rooms in hotel at Alleppy were in different building. Last day at Cochin the agent had booked another guests before conclusion of our trip and we were not able to see the Cochin sight seeing. The hotel in Munnar was also about 8 kms. from Munnar town. Backwater in Alleppy
Trip to ThailandExcellent hassle free trip with proper guidance from Travel Triangle . Hotels are very good and we had easy proximity to Indian restaurants . Co coordinators at all the towns are good and one Miss. Pum had wonderfully done her job at Phuket and Krabi.
Trip to Sri LankaI have already filled up the requisite testimony in the provided format and handed over to the chauffeur. Eliya Nuwara was the best destination but hotel should have been in the town itself. Similarly in Colombo. Enjoyed thoroughly. Thanks for providing the services of Mr. Sujith, who was exceptionally co-operative and apt.
Trip to Sri LankaOur trip to Sri Lanka was organised with Boomlanka through Travel Triangle. Pooja of TT was very prompt in her responses. I must mention that Boomlanka had organised the trip in a very professional manner. A word of praise for the coordinator, Deepti, who was very helpful with whatever information I wanted. All throughout the trip she enquired on an every day basis. Mr. Dankan is an extremely friendly and warm person. The car was our home for 6 days and he our host. The accommodations were good except that they were too far off. Once we checked in, there was absolutely no way we could come out to explore the town. The wi fi too was very weak in the hotels. Our overall experience was awesome. Thanks Boomlanka.
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As the weather in Cape Town keeps varying, it is advised to pack trousers, light colored clothes, long-sleeved shirts, cap, and sunglasses.
Yes. Cape Town is quite a safe place to explore in South Africa. Though, it is always advised to take precautions while visiting any new place.
Yes. With the arrival of June, the region experiences sudden showers and chilly winds as well, which makes it a perfect time to explore Cape Town for nature lovers.
The month of February with an average temperature of about 23 degree celsius is the hottest month in Cape Town.
Cape Town is an important port city that is involved in the export of items like gold, diamonds, and fruits primarily amongst other items. The city is also known for its natural wonder, the Table Mountain. Cape Town is also known for its picturesque harbor, sunrise, sunset, and natural setting.
The best time to visit Cape Town is from late January to April, when the summer has just ended and the dry winter is yet to come.
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