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Best time to visit Pretoria, South Africa

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The best time to visit Pretoria is June-September

Want to know when to travel to Pretoria? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, June-September is the best time to go to Pretoria. 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.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 32℃ (90℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 5℃ (40℉) around June.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Pretoria 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. The wet season in Pretoria usually falls during the months surrounding January 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.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Pretoria, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

October

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Pretoria seasons

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

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 Pretoria 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.

Pretoria 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 Pretoria 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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OCT
NOV
DEC

Pretoria in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 92mm (4") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Pretoria in February

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 16 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Pretoria in March

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Pretoria in April

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Pretoria in May

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Pretoria in June

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Pretoria in July

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Pretoria in August

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 38%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Pretoria in September

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 35%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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

Pretoria in October

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Pretoria in November

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Pretoria in December

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 83mm (3") over 20 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Pretoria 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 Pretoria is usually January, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (84℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Pretoria is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Pretoria 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 Pretoria, 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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