Cape Town in February

Climate

February has hot and sunny days that often push temperatures over 30°C. Since this is the dry season and rain is scarce most days have clear blue skies but expect the occasional windy day. Evenings are generally mild and pleasant.

Cape Town in February is generally regarded as the best month, climate-wise. This is a shot of Lion's Head.

Best regions

Wine aficionados have plenty to look forward to in February as two of the nation’s top wine regions, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, both host wine festivals in February.

With the holiday season in the rear view mirror, Cape Town’s beaches are less populated yet the weather is still perfect for a day by the sea.

The city center plays host to the acclaimed Cape Town Art Fair mid-month and the vibrant Cape Town Pride Festival at the end of the month.

Dance music lovers can look forward to the popular Cape Town Electronic Music Festival which takes place in various locations around the city.

Travel tips

By February the peak holiday season in Cape Town is over, school terms have resumed and residents are back at work, so popular destinations are less crowded and accommodation and flights are cheaper.

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