March - May
March through May is said to be the most popular time to visit South Africa. The days bring warm weather and cooler nights, the bush is thick and the rivers are full making it a prime time to see some wildlife. Average daily temperatures are in the mid to high 70`s with evening temperatures that drop around 50 F. The weather provides ideal conditions for exploring the different regions where hiking and outdoor excursions such as the Safari can be superb.
Visiting the Cape Winelands during this time of year provides visitors with the perfect setting of rich, green rolling valleys and landscapes decorated with beautiful vibrant flowers and never-ending sunlight. Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl are some of the most famous regions in the area for world-class wines and award-winning cuisine all set in stunning scenic surroundings with breathtaking views.
Events and Festivals
- AfrikaBurn (Africa`s Burning Man Festival) - between May and June - Tankwa Karoo National Park.
- Cape Winelands Harvest Festival - Held in the famous wine regions of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl when the grapes are at their best and ripe for picking.
- Cape Town International Jazz Festival - Late March/Early April - The biggest music festival in Africa, a 2-day event with local and international artist on five stages.