Summer lasts from mid-November to mid-March and is characterized by hot, sunny weather and thunderstorms that clear relatively quickly. The only exception is the Western Cape where due to the Mediterranean climate, the rain falls during the winter months.
Autumn lasts from mid-February to April and is characterized by little rain and warm weather which is ideal for travelling and sightseeing.
Winter lasts from May to July and is characterized by cold, crisp days and cold nights in the plateau region. Spring lasts from September to mid-October and the weather starts to get warmer.