The best times to visit Franschhoek Wine Route for ideal weather are

October 8th to April 29th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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    Weather in Franschhoek Wine Route

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Franschhoek Wine Route vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 50th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Franschhoek Wine Route, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 86.9°F (30.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.6°F (15.9°C) at night.

    Franschhoek Wine Route Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Franschhoek Wine Route Temperatures (Celsius)

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    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

    Franschhoek Wine Route Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Franschhoek Wine Route Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Franschhoek Wine Route Temperatures by Month

    Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

    Show Fahrenheit

    MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan8568.859.1
    Feb84.568.559.4
    Mar83.56656.8
    Apr7759.950.6
    May70.755.947.5
    Jun65.152.344.5
    Jul64.850.842.4
    Aug65.951.443.3
    Sep68.454.345.9
    Oct73.158.850.2
    Nov76.161.452.3
    Dec81.666.857.4

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan29.420.415.1
    Feb29.220.315.2
    Mar28.618.913.8
    Apr2515.510.3
    May21.513.38.6
    Jun18.411.36.9
    Jul18.210.45.8
    Aug18.810.86.3
    Sep20.212.47.7
    Oct22.814.910.1
    Nov24.516.311.3
    Dec27.619.314.1


     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Franschhoek Wine Route are March, December, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.

    When can you find snow in Franschhoek Wine Route? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

    Chanceof Precipitation

    The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Franschhoek Wine Route.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Franschhoek Wine Route (in).

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan7%00.9
    Feb8%01
    Mar6%01
    Apr13%03
    May24%04.1
    Jun33%06.7
    Jul27%06
    Aug34%06.4
    Sep21%04.3
    Oct16%02.1
    Nov23%03.2
    Dec7%01

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan702.3
    Feb802.5
    Mar602.5
    Apr1307.6
    May24010.4
    Jun33017
    Jul27015.2
    Aug34016.3
    Sep21010.9
    Oct1605.3
    Nov2308.1
    Dec702.5

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Franschhoek Wine Route has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is December (59.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (67.3%).

    Wind in Franschhoek Wine Route is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is September, followed by June and August. September’s average wind speed of around 4.4 knots (5.1 MPH or 8.2 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 9.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Franschhoek Wine Route.

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    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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    Max Sustained Wind
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    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

    MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
    Jan2.6Barely noticeable5.2Light breeze
    Feb2.6Barely noticeable5.3Light breeze
    Mar2.3Barely noticeable4.8Light breeze
    Apr2.5Barely noticeable5.1Light breeze
    May3.8Barely noticeable7.1Light breeze
    Jun4.4Light breeze7.7Gentle breeze
    Jul3.9Barely noticeable7.5Light breeze
    Aug4.3Light breeze7.8Gentle breeze
    Sep4.4Light breeze7.8Light breeze
    Oct3.2Barely noticeable5.9Light breeze
    Nov3.3Barely noticeable5.9Light breeze
    Dec2.9Barely noticeable5.3Light breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan60.4%
    Feb62.5%
    Mar63.8%
    Apr64.4%
    May67.3%
    Jun66.4%
    Jul65.6%
    Aug65.6%
    Sep64.1%
    Oct64.9%
    Nov61.5%
    Dec59.8%

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Franschhoek Wine Route?

    Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Mar 17, 2019 there are travel warnings for South Africa; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Nov 22, 2018.


     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Franschhoek Wine Route, South Africa is January, followed by February and November. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Franschhoek Wine Route in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

    Estimated Tourism by Month

     

    Most Popular Months to Visit

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    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 65.4 in June means 65.4% of the tourists vs. January.



    Overall Franschhoek Wine Route Travel Experience by Season

    Fall (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.9°F (30.5°C) and 65.9°F (18.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Winter (June through August)

    The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 8 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Franschhoek Wine Route, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

    Spring (September through November)

    Spring daily highs range from 79.3°F (26.3°C) and 67.3°F (19.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

    Summer (December through February)

    Weather is perfect this time of year in Franschhoek Wine Route to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.9°F (30.5°C) and 80.4°F (26.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

     

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