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Best time to visit Kimberley, South Africa

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The best time to visit Kimberley is August

While Kimberley is a popular destination to visit all year round, August is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 32℃ (90℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 35℃ (95℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather in the winter, especially around July, can reach a minimum of 5℃ (41℉).

The days are longest in Kimberley in January, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. The wet season in Kimberley usually falls during the months surrounding April each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Kimberley are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

January

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Kimberley seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Kimberley

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 Kimberley 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.

Kimberley 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 Kimberley 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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DEC

Kimberley in January

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 35%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kimberley in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Kimberley in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kimberley in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Kimberley in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 38%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Kimberley in April

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Kimberley in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Kimberley in June

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Kimberley in July

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Kimberley in August

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 32%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Kimberley in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 25%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kimberley in September, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.

Kimberley in October

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 25%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Kimberley in November

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 26%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Kimberley in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 30%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kimberley in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Kimberley is usually January, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (90℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Kimberley is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Kimberley is generally around April, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of April too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Kimberley, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in January are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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