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Botswana - Best Time To Visit
Climatic conditions in South Africa are largely dependant on altitude and proximity to one of the oceans and thus vary considerably regionally. South Africa is popular for its moderate to warm weather and long sunny days. It is a relatively dry country with an average rainfall of approximately 460mm per year. The Western Cape area gets most of its rain during the winter months, but the rest of the country is generally a summer rainfall region.
Summer (mid October to mid February) is characterised by hot, sunny weather with occasional late afternoon thunderstorms. The Western Cape however has very dry and hot summers with rainfall mainly expected during the winter months. During Autumn (mid February to April) the temperatures are moderate with very little rain expected. This is generally the best time to visit South Africa.
Winter (May-July) is characterised by cold and dry days in the higher-lying areas of the interior, wet and cold days in the Western Cape and moderate to warmish weather on the East Coast with virtually no rain. In Spring (August-mid October) temperatures are moderate with very little rain.
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