Cape Town in August

Climate

August sees the last of the winter rains with some wet and windy days, although sunny days with clear skies are not uncommon. Daytime temperatures hover around 20°C while evenings are chilly.

The flower season starts in August where blankets of colourful blooms can be seen all along the west coast and beyond.

Best regions

Towards the end of the month, the Flower Season arrives with the first hint of Spring. The best region for seeing colorful wildflower displays is along Table Bay and northward up the West Coast.

Migrating Southern Right, Bryde’s and Humpback whales can be spotted in the waters of False Bay, Gansbaai or Hermanus (1h from Cape Town).

Pros and cons

The weather can be unpleasant, with some days experiencing four seasons in a day. However, August is a quieter time in Cape Town and less populated by visitors which means flights and accommodation is cheaper.


Our Recommended Itinerary

Delightful Cape Town and Kruger Luxury Safari (12 days)

day 1

Cape Town greetings
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  • Delightful Cape Town and Kruger Luxury Safari (12 days)

day 2

Vino and vistas

day 3

Capetonian hospitality

day 4

Become a local for a day

day 5

Blue Train
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day 6

Blue train
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day 6

Quick stop-over
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day 7

Safari at its best
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day 9

This is leopard country

day 10

Lodge-hopping
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day 11

Memorble moments

day 12

'Till we meet again

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