The best times to visit Ruiterbos for ideal weather are

October 22nd to June 3rd


July 30th to October 7th

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



Other Ruiterbos Travel Info

Weather in Ruiterbos


Average temperatures in Ruiterbos vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is among the most temperate — in the 95th 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 Ruiterbos, the hottest months are January, February, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 79.2°F (26.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.8°F (18.2°C) at night.

Ruiterbos Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Ruiterbos 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.

Ruiterbos Perceived Temperature (F)


Ruiterbos Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Ruiterbos 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 77.6 69.9 64.6
Feb 78.2 69.7 64.2
Mar 77.4 68.3 62.7
Apr 74.3 63.8 57.5
May 73.3 61.6 55.1
Jun 69.2 57.9 51.4
Jul 68.8 57.2 50.5
Aug 69 57.6 50.9
Sep 69.4 58.8 52.1
Oct 70.4 62 56.4
Nov 72.1 63.7 58.1
Dec 75.5 67.4 62.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 25.3 21.1 18.1
Feb 25.7 20.9 17.9
Mar 25.2 20.2 17.1
Apr 23.5 17.7 14.2
May 22.9 16.4 12.8
Jun 20.7 14.4 10.8
Jul 20.4 14 10.3
Aug 20.6 14.2 10.5
Sep 20.8 14.9 11.2
Oct 21.3 16.7 13.6
Nov 22.3 17.6 14.5
Dec 24.2 19.7 16.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ruiterbos are December, May, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early September. For example, on the week of September 3rd 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 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.

When can you find snow in Ruiterbos? 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 Ruiterbos.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 7% 0 1.2
Feb 10% 0 1.1
Mar 8% 0 1
Apr 7% 0 1.2
May 5% 0 0.5
Jun 15% 0 2
Jul 12% 0 2
Aug 9% 0 1.8
Sep 6% 0 0.7
Oct 11% 0 1.4
Nov 10% 0 1.5
Dec 4% 0 0.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 0 3
Feb 10 0 2.8
Mar 8 0 2.5
Apr 7 0 3
May 5 0 1.3
Jun 15 0 5.1
Jul 12 0 5.1
Aug 9 0 4.6
Sep 6 0 1.8
Oct 11 0 3.6
Nov 10 0 3.8
Dec 4 0 1.5


Humidity and Wind

Ruiterbos has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (63% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (74.5%).

Wind in Ruiterbos is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and December. November’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8.1 MPH or 13 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 11.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 6.2 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.9 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.8 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.3 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
May 5.2 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 6 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.8 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.9 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.1 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 6.6 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 7 Gentle breeze 11.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 6.3 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 72.7%
Feb 73%
Mar 74.5%
Apr 71.1%
May 66.4%
Jun 63%
Jul 63%
Aug 64.5%
Sep 65.4%
Oct 70.8%
Nov 69.9%
Dec 73%


Is it Safe to Travel to Ruiterbos?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Ruiterbos, 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 Ruiterbos 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 Ruiterbos Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 79.2°F (26.2°C) and 70.7°F (21.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 2 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Ruiterbos, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 73.4°F (23°C) and 68.6°F (20.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 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 Ruiterbos to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 78.4°F (25.8°C) and 74.2°F (23.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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