The best times to visit Rustenburg for ideal weather are

February 5th to May 20th


August 13th to November 4th

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



Other Rustenburg Travel Info

Weather in Rustenburg


Average temperatures in Rustenburg vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 Rustenburg, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early January where highs are regularly around 90.5°F (32.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.4°F (18°C) at night.

Rustenburg Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Rustenburg 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.

Rustenburg Perceived Temperature (F)


Rustenburg Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Rustenburg 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 88.5 75 65.2
Feb 89.4 75.4 64.7
Mar 85.9 71.7 62
Apr 80.6 65.3 54.7
May 77.8 59.7 46.9
Jun 72.8 53.8 41.2
Jul 71.3 52.6 40.1
Aug 77.5 58.6 43.9
Sep 86.6 68.4 53.3
Oct 88.3 72.5 59
Nov 88.8 73.8 61.8
Dec 89 74.9 64.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.4 23.9 18.4
Feb 31.9 24.1 18.2
Mar 29.9 22.1 16.7
Apr 27 18.5 12.6
May 25.4 15.4 8.3
Jun 22.7 12.1 5.1
Jul 21.8 11.4 4.5
Aug 25.3 14.8 6.6
Sep 30.3 20.2 11.8
Oct 31.3 22.5 15
Nov 31.6 23.2 16.6
Dec 31.7 23.8 18.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Rustenburg are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid May. For example, on the week of May 14th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late November with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 19th.

When can you find snow in Rustenburg? 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 Rustenburg.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 20% 0 3.6
Feb 13% 0 1.8
Mar 15% 0 2.4
Apr 19% 0 2
May 3% 0 0.5
Jun 1% 0 0.1
Jul 1% 0 0.1
Aug 1% 0 0.1
Sep 3% 0 0.6
Oct 14% 0 2
Nov 20% 0 2.2
Dec 18% 0 2.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 0 9.1
Feb 13 0 4.6
Mar 15 0 6.1
Apr 19 0 5.1
May 3 0 1.3
Jun 1 0 0.3
Jul 1 0 0.3
Aug 1 0 0.3
Sep 3 0 1.5
Oct 14 0 5.1
Nov 20 0 5.6
Dec 18 0 7.1


Humidity and Wind

Rustenburg has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (23.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (49.1%).

Wind in Rustenburg is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by October and September. April’s average wind speed of around 3.7 knots (4.3 MPH or 6.9 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late January where average top sustained speeds reach 7.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 2.7 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Feb 2.8 Barely noticeable 5 Light breeze
Mar 3.3 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Apr 3.7 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
May 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
Jun 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.3 Light breeze
Jul 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
Aug 3.3 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Sep 3.4 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Oct 3.5 Barely noticeable 5.9 Light breeze
Nov 3.4 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
Dec 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 48.6%
Feb 43%
Mar 49.1%
Apr 48.7%
May 39.9%
Jun 36.2%
Jul 33.7%
Aug 25%
Sep 23.1%
Oct 29.6%
Nov 36%
Dec 43.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Rustenburg?

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 Rustenburg, South Africa is October, followed by June and September. 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 Rustenburg in August. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 43.5 in August means 43.5% of the tourists vs. October.



Overall Rustenburg Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.5°F (30.8°C) and 74.8°F (23.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow 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 least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Rustenburg, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 90.5°F (32.5°C) and 84.1°F (28.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Rustenburg to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.4°F (32.4°C) and 87.4°F (30.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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