The best times to visit Oudtshoorn for ideal weather are

March 5th to May 27th


September 3rd to December 2nd

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



Other Oudtshoorn Travel Info

Weather in Oudtshoorn


Average temperatures in Oudtshoorn vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 54th 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 Oudtshoorn, 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 102.1°F (38.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.5°F (18.6°C) at night.

Oudtshoorn Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Oudtshoorn Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Oudtshoorn Perceived Temperature (F)


Oudtshoorn Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Oudtshoorn 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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 97.3 79.2 63.7
Feb 95.8 76.9 61.9
Mar 91.9 73.2 58.3
Apr 82 65.2 50.7
May 76 59.3 44.8
Jun 67.6 50.9 36.3
Jul 68.3 51.5 36.7
Aug 74.2 57.3 42.3
Sep 79.2 62 46.7
Oct 88.4 69 52.1
Nov 87.5 69.6 54.8
Dec 95.7 76.8 61.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 36.3 26.2 17.6
Feb 35.4 24.9 16.6
Mar 33.3 22.9 14.6
Apr 27.8 18.4 10.4
May 24.4 15.2 7.1
Jun 19.8 10.5 2.4
Jul 20.2 10.8 2.6
Aug 23.4 14.1 5.7
Sep 26.2 16.7 8.2
Oct 31.3 20.6 11.2
Nov 30.8 20.9 12.7
Dec 35.4 24.9 16.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Oudtshoorn are January, February, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid March with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of March 19th.

When can you find snow in Oudtshoorn? 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.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Oudtshoorn.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Oudtshoorn (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 2% 0 0.1
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 2 0 0.3
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0


Humidity and Wind

Oudtshoorn has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is December (29.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (49.9%).

Wind in Oudtshoorn is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by November and October. December’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.6 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 early December where average top sustained speeds reach 10.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Oudtshoorn.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

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

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.2 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.1 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.8 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.9 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
May 3.7 Barely noticeable 6.1 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.7 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Jul 4.1 Light breeze 6.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.6 Light breeze 7.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.8 Light breeze 7.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.5 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.7 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.7 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 31.1%
Feb 31.8%
Mar 36.1%
Apr 41.2%
May 45%
Jun 49.9%
Jul 42.6%
Aug 41.2%
Sep 33.5%
Oct 29.6%
Nov 31.6%
Dec 29.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Oudtshoorn?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 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 Aug 22, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Oudtshoorn, South Africa is July, followed by August and June. 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 Oudtshoorn in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 47.8 in December means 47.8% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Oudtshoorn Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 94.9°F (34.9°C) and 69.5°F (20.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Oudtshoorn, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 95.1°F (35.1°C) and 76.6°F (24.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Oudtshoorn to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 102.1°F (38.9°C) and 92.1°F (33.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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