Best time to swim in South Africa Sea temperature by month

Do you want to go to the seaside in South Africa? But when should you go to be sure to enjoy good sea water temperature and be able to swim for a long time? Now or another month during the year? On this page, find the sea temperature by month in South Africa.

Swimming in South Africa by month

Discover swimming conditions in detail in South Africa by month below. Click on the links for each month to see details about the sea temperature in the cities of: Cape Town, Durban, Hermanus, Knysna and Port Elizabeth (South Africa).

Month sea temperature Details
66°F to 81°F Sea temperature
in South Africa in january
65°F to 81°F Sea temperature
in South Africa in february
65°F to 81°F Sea temperature
in South Africa in march
63°F to 79°F Sea temperature
in South Africa in april
62°F to 76°F Sea temperature
in South Africa in may
61°F to 74°F Sea temperature
in South Africa in june
60°F to 72°F Sea temperature
in South Africa in july
60°F to 71°F Sea temperature
in South Africa in august
60°F to 73°F Sea temperature
in South Africa in september
61°F to 74°F Sea temperature
in South Africa in october
63°F to 75°F Sea temperature
in South Africa in november
65°F to 78°F Sea temperature
in South Africa in december

* in at least part of the area.

Where and when should you swim in South Africa?

Cape Town

Best time to swim in Cape Town

The best months for swimming in Cape Town are %MONTHS.

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Durban

Best time to swim in Durban

It is possible to swim all year in Durban.

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Hermanus

Best time to swim in Hermanus

The best months for swimming in Hermanus are %MONTHS.

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Knysna

Best time to swim in Knysna

The best months for swimming in Knysna are %MONTHS.

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Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

Best time to swim in Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

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Other cities and places in South Africa:

Water temperatures in South Africa over the entire year

On this chart, we show you the variation of the average sea water temperature in South Africa for the cities of: Cape Town, Durban, Hermanus, Knysna and Port Elizabeth (South Africa).

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