What is the South African climate like?
South Africa is located in the Southern hemisphere and the seasons are reversed as opposed to those in the northern hemisphere. In summer (November â€” April) it is hot up north and in the east, hot and dry in the interior and sometimes tropically hot in the south. After a drought it can rain for long periods of time especially in areas along the coastline. There can be big thunderstorms, floods and rain, in particularly up north. In winter (June – August) it can be cold at night and it can freeze up north or in the highveld. Remember to take some warm clothing as well. The climate in the Eastern Cape is a fairly mild climate, in summer it can be very hot and humid, while in winter it can cool down quite a bit. Though temperatures rarely get below 14 degrees Celsius so it isnâ€™t necessary for you to bring any winter jackets. A couple of sweaters and a wind jacket will be sufficient to keep you warm. Port Elizabeth is also known as the Windy City, as the wind can blow quite strongly so