Garden Route, South Africa Weather and Climate
Optimal travel time for the regions
In the following overview you can see the best travel time depending on the region (Garden Route).
|Place||Best travel time|
|Knysna||January, February, March, April, November and December|
|Oudtshoorn||January, February, March, April, October, November and December|
Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Knysna (Garden Route)
|Daytime temperature||26 ° C||26 ° C||25 ° C||24 ° C||22 ° C||20 ° C||19 ° C||20 ° C||21 ° C||22 ° C||23 ° C||25 ° C|
|Night temperature||19 ° C||18 ° C||18 ° C||16 ° C||15 ° C||13 ° C||13 ° C||13 ° C||14 ° C||15 ° C||16 ° C||17 ° C|
|Water temperature||21 ° C||21 ° C||21 ° C||20 ° C||18 ° C||17 ° C||17 ° C||17 ° C||17 ° C||18 ° C||19 ° C||21 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||31||37||42||41||56||59||62||72||69||68||54||40|
|Hours of sunshine||13||11||10||9||8||8||8||9||10||12||13||13|
The annual average temperature in Knysna is 19 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is January (22.5 ° C), coldest month of July with averages of 15.8 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Knysna is 21 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. All but July and August have a water temperature of at least 17 ° C. Bathing is then possible to a limited extent. The months of January, February and December have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.
The annual precipitation is 631 mm on 98 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. There is no rainy season, i.e. months with more than 175 mm of precipitation. You cannot expect snow in any month in Knysna.
As our climate table shows, January is the sunniest month with an average of 13 hours of sunshine per day. In the annual mean, the sun shines an average of 10.3 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.
The following major towns are nearby and have a similar climate: George.
Garden Route weather in March, April and May
Average daily temperatures between 20 ° C and 26 ° C can be expected over the next three months. In Oudtshoorn it gets warmest in March, but May is noticeably cooler.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 18-21 ° C. This is good weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.
In March it rains depending on the region of 2 (Oudtshoorn) to 6 days (Knysna), in April to 3 (Oudtshoorn) to 6 days (Knysna) and May to 1 (Oudtshoorn) to 8 days (Knysna).
In the period from March to May the sun shines on average between 8 and 11 hours a day. The sunniest weather is in March in Oudtshoorn, but with less sun you will have to make do with Knysna in May.