September - October

During the month of September, you can see the spectacular colorful wildflowers covering the landscapes on the West Coast of the Cape. The temperatures start to rise all over the country but the mornings and evenings can still be quite chilly and refreshing. This is a popular month for animals being born, so if you want to see some spring newborns in the bush and whales along the coast, this is the best time to do it. The Namaqualand Flower Route and The West Coast National Park are spectacular destinations to visit with blooming flowers, chirping birds and enjoying the great outdoors.

October is another beautiful month to visit the country and a spectacular time to combine different regions. The rainy season starts in October outside the Western Cape and the temperatures continue to rise into the beginning of summertime.

Events and Festivals

- Arts Alive Festival - September - Held in Johannesburg, the 10-day festival is dedicated to South Africa`s visual and performance art.

- Jacaranda Festival - October - In Pretoria where jacaranda trees bloom into a beautiful purple hue, the festival honors the native symbol with family entertainment and a special market.