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Best time to visit Franschhoek, South Africa

Our verdict

The best time to visit Franschhoek is June-October

Want to know when to travel to Franschhoek? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, June-October is the best time to go to Franschhoek. 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 Franschhoek can rise to a maximum of 30℃ (86℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 7℃ (44℉) at night.

The sun stays up the longest in Franschhoek in December, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. June 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 February instead.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Franschhoek below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

December

Franschhoek seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Franschhoek as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Franschhoek 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 Franschhoek

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 Franschhoek 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.

Franschhoek 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 Franschhoek 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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Franschhoek in January

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Franschhoek 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.


Franschhoek in February

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 5 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Franschhoek 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.


Franschhoek in March

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 7 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Franschhoek 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.


Franschhoek in April

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Franschhoek in May

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Franschhoek in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Franschhoek in June

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 99mm (4") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Franschhoek in July

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Franschhoek in August

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Franschhoek in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Franschhoek in September

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Franschhoek in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Franschhoek in October

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Franschhoek in November

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Franschhoek in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Franschhoek in December

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Franschhoek 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 Franschhoek is usually February, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (81℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Franschhoek is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Franschhoek is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Franschhoek, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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