Cape Town is positioned on the 34th latitude south, which equates it more or less with Casablanca, Los Angeles or Sydney as far as climate is concerned.

It is inetresting to note that the climate in SA varies from province to province, from the temprate climate of Cape Town to the hot, dry "African" tempretures experienced in the north of the counrty, the great " Kruger Park".

However, Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate. In summer it is usually pleasantly warm. The hottest days are often cooled by the Cape Doctor, the famous South-Easter, which keeps the city free of pollution.It seldom rains in summer, and only briefly when it does. The water temperatures of the Cape coastline can be pleasantly cool during the summer months, but the presence of the India Ocean is noticeable, adding warmer currents.

On the western coastline, Table Mountain protects the beaches from the infamous south easter wind. So which ever beach you choose you can expect golden sand and blue ocean, a magical combination.

South Africa stretches between the 22nd and 34th degrees of southern latitude and hence is part of the subtropical zone. Compared to other regions at that latitude, temperatures in many areas of South Africa are comfortably lower.

The Benguela current causes moderate temperatures on the West Coast, and on the central plateau the altitude (Jo'burg lies at 1753m) keeps the average temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius. In winter, also due to altitude, temperatures on this central plateau can drop considerably, hence we advise travellers to head for the coastal reagions at this time of year. The Western Cape is an ideal destination all year round with cooler conditions from June to September.
All year round the scenery is breathtaking, and such features such as mountains, rivers, grassy plains, lakes, lagoons and never ending coastlines to sun baked semi-deserts can be enjoyed throughout the year.