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Best time to visit Coffee Bay, South Africa

Our verdict

The best time to visit Coffee Bay is August

Want to know when to travel to Coffee Bay? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, August is the best time to go to Coffee Bay. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Coffee Bay can rise to a maximum of 27℃ (81℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 7℃ (45℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 5℃ (40℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Coffee Bay are usually in October, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. January sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in June instead.

For more information about when to travel to Coffee Bay, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

October

Coffee Bay seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Coffee Bay as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Coffee Bay is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Coffee Bay

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Coffee Bay for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Coffee Bay climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Coffee Bay for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Coffee Bay in January

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 93mm (4") over 23 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Coffee Bay in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Coffee Bay in February

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 88mm (3") over 20 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Coffee Bay in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Coffee Bay in March

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Coffee Bay in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Coffee Bay in April

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Coffee Bay in April, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Coffee Bay in May

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Coffee Bay in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Coffee Bay in June

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Coffee Bay in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Coffee Bay in July

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Coffee Bay in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Coffee Bay in August

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Coffee Bay in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Coffee Bay in September

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 11 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Coffee Bay in September, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Coffee Bay in October

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Coffee Bay in October, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Coffee Bay in November

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Coffee Bay in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Coffee Bay in December

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Coffee Bay in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Coffee Bay is usually January, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (78℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Coffee Bay is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Coffee Bay is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Coffee Bay, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in October are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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