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Stellenbosch – Best time to go

Best time to visit Stellenbosch

Best times to visit

Spring Season

Stellenbosch’s warm spring months are filled with fragrant blossoms that bloom as the temperatures rise. September offers whale and dolphin watching along the coast. 

Summer Season

Stellenbosch, South Africa’s Wine Route, is vibrant and festive in the summer. The sun is bright, the temperatures hot and dry, and the days long and carefree. This is peak season for Stellenbosch, so tourist numbers rise. 

Autumn Season

Autumn (March to May) is the shoulder season in Stellenbosch, so you will see fewer crowds. The temperatures stay warm as the last autumn leaves cling to the Stellenbosch vines. 

Winter Season

Winters in Stellenbosch are cool and rainy, although not as cool as you will be used to in the UK. Every year a few days see surprise flakes of snow in the surrounding mountains and you might encounter some blustery days. 

Favourite Season

December to March are without a doubt the best months to visit Stellenbosch. These beautiful summer months are warm and sunny, allowing you to make the most of the stunning array of vineyards that dot the surrounding area. 

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Stellenbosch
22ºC
10mm

Average weather in February

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Stellenbosch
23ºC
15mm

Average weather in March

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Stellenbosch
22ºC
15mm

Average weather in April

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Stellenbosch
19ºC
63mm

Average weather in May

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Avg. rainfall
Stellenbosch
16ºC
64mm

Average weather in June

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Stellenbosch
14ºC
80mm

Average weather in July

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Stellenbosch
13ºC
94mm

Average weather in August

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Stellenbosch
14ºC
68mm

Average weather in September

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Stellenbosch
15ºC
44mm

Average weather in October

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Stellenbosch
17ºC
37mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Stellenbosch
19ºC
24mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Stellenbosch
22ºC
17mm