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South Africa in March


South Africa in March : Travel budget & tourist seasons.


Budget your trip depending on your departure time.

Beyond the tourist season (low, medium or high season) of the destination country, prices of your flight, hotel or all-inclusive stays may also vary depending on the demand in your country (our rates are evaluated from western Europe).

Thus, from western Europe, a stay will often be more expensive for a start during the school holidays.

In March, here's what you can expect on average:

  • All-inclusive stays: 1877 € / week

  • Round-trip flight: 700 €

  • Tourist season: low



Climate in March, picked destinations



South Africa in MarchIn March, weather conditions in South Africa make it a good trip destination. Among our chosen destinations (see below), the average temperatures you'll face in March would be between 16.4°C and 26.2°C, with exceptional possible peaks as low as 5°C and high as 39°C as observed in previous years.

Depending on your exact destination, you can face more or less rain, the average amount of rain observed during March in South Africa is 79 mm and you can have between 3 and 9 rainy days. If you want to avoid rain, your preferred destination could be Cape Town.

Note that the gap in temperature between the different areas in the country is low and the number of rainy days should be the same across the country. The country is rather climatically homogeneous in this season.

Based on weather conditions, our advice for one of the best destinations in South Africa during March is Cape Town.


Click on the name of a city to read more details about it, have more climate data history and see weather forecasts.


CitySunlight
(h/d)
Average T
min (°C)
Average T
max (°C)
Record T
min (°C)
Record T
max (°C)
Precipitations
(mm)
Wet daysRating
Cape Town91526638173
Durban7212814311299
Johannesburg81425530889
Port Elizabeth81725739476
Pretoria815276321138

South Africa: Climate & Weather


The climate varies according to the different areas: It tends to be more Mediterranean close to Cape Town, hot and dry between September and April and fairly temperate between May and August.

Towards the north and along the Atlantic the climate becomes dryer and hotter: It is more sub-tropical along the Indian Ocean with December, January and February the hottest months: Around Johannesburg, winter (which corresponds with summer in the northern hemisphere) is dry with high differences in temperature between the day and night and summer, between October and April, is very hot with periodic severe storms.

Spring is the best time to benefit from warm temperatures and the flowering plant life whilst avoiding the summer crowds.
 

South Africa: Map


South Africa : map





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