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Climb table mountain, spot penguins, take
a boat to Robben Island, enjoy a sunset beach
stroll, visit the Cape of Good Hope ...
There's so much to do. See our Cape Town guide.
South Africa is a year-round destination. Seasons are the opposite to those in the UK with the hottest months from November to March (summer), and the coolest June to September (winter).
The temperature does vary across the country. The Western Cape including Cape Town and the Garden Route has a mediterranean climate with most rainfall in winter and plenty of sunshine and hot weather in summer. To the East of South Africa, including the Kruger, there tends to be sunshine year round. The summer is hot with short sharp rains and temperatues averaging 24°C. Winters are sunny and dry with temperatues averaging 19°C. Kwa-Zulu Natal has a sub-tropical climate with plenty of sunshine year round and temperatures averaging 23°C.
Self drive holidays along the garden route and in Kwa-Zulu Natal can be done throughout the year. Southern-Right whales can be seen off the Cape coasts from mid June to October, and humpback whales from May to December. Game-viewing in the Kruger is best between May & September when waterholes are the main source of water for the animals.
Call us now on 01273 923100 to find out more about the best time to visit South Africa or request a quote.
We absolutely loved South Africa, the whole holiday was superb – thank you for organising. We fell in love with Cape Town and Trevoyan Guesthouse, the location, restaurants, tourist attractions and would love to return at some point. And the best highlight was definitely Garonga, we loved it. Amazing location & hospitality. We would thoroughly recommend it.
From the minute we checked in at the Emirates desk to the minute we landed back in the UK, everything was perfect. Our accommodation was WOW, our transfer drivers and trips were WOW. I don’t want to share where we stayed because they were so special and if we want to go back, I don’t want to find them unavailable!!!
Jo arranged our once in a lifetime trip to South Africa and we could not have had a better time. It has been the best holiday we have ever had and will certainly be using Sundowner again for any other long haul trips. Don’t hesitate to give them a call – you wont regret it
Thank you for everything. The trip went without a hitch and we really enjoyed every minute of it. I should say a special thanks for suggesting Buffalo Ridge lodge, we saw loads, and the staff there were all fantastic. It’s great that it really is a community lodge and it’s great to know you are promoting them!
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