Plett has a moderate winter climate

Many travellers think the winter months along the Garden Route and in Plettenberg Bay in particular are cold and wet. How foolish is this thinking? The winter months from June to September are in fact the driest months with the least days rainfall per month.

Average Weather in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
What’s the best time to travel to Plettenberg Bay in South Africa? Here are some facts:
• Hot season / summer is in January, February, March, November and December.
• Plettenberg Bay has dry periods in January, February, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

A saying in Plett that rings quite true: Rain before 7, clear by 11(a.m. that is!).

Rainfall in Plett averages out pretty consistently throughout the year (2000 – 2012 figures). These are the number of days it has rained – usually only for short periods, not the whole day.
January – 14 days
February – 12
March – 14
April – 12
May – 9
June – 10
July – 10
August – 12
September – 12
October – 14
November – 13
December – 13

Surprise, surprise! The months with least days’ rain are the winter months!

So, a moderate average maximum daily temperature of 21 deg C for June, July and August, and less rainfall than the summer months and less travellers. What better time to experience the beauty of Plettenberg Bay and the activities in the area.