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Best time to visit Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Our verdict

The best time to visit Plettenberg Bay is June-September

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, June-September is the best time to go to Plettenberg Bay.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach a maximum of 25℃ (77℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 12℃ (53℉) around July.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Plettenberg Bay are usually in January, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in June, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Learn more about when to travel to Plettenberg Bay, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

January

Plettenberg Bay seasons

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

Plettenberg 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 Plettenberg 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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DEC

Plettenberg Bay in January

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Plettenberg Bay in February

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Plettenberg Bay in March

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Plettenberg Bay in April

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Plettenberg Bay in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Plettenberg Bay in June

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Plettenberg Bay in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Plettenberg Bay in July

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Plettenberg Bay in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Plettenberg Bay in August

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Plettenberg Bay in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Plettenberg Bay in September

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Plettenberg Bay in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.

Plettenberg Bay in October

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Plettenberg Bay in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Plettenberg Bay in November

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Plettenberg Bay in December

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Plettenberg Bay is usually February, where temperatures tend to rise to around 24℃ (75℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Plettenberg Bay is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Plettenberg Bay 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 Plettenberg Bay, 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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