The best times to visit Sterkfontein Nature Reserve for ideal weather are
March 5th to April 15th
August 27th to December 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Sterkfontein Nature Reserve Travel Guide
Other Sterkfontein Nature Reserve Travel Info
Weather in Sterkfontein Nature Reserve
Average temperatures in Sterkfontein Nature Reserve 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 48th 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 Sterkfontein Nature Reserve, the hottest months are December, January, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late December where highs are regularly around 85.5°F (29.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58°F (14.4°C) at night.
Sterkfontein Nature Reserve Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Sterkfontein Nature Reserve Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Sterkfontein Nature Reserve Perceived Temperature (F)
Sterkfontein Nature Reserve Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Sterkfontein Nature Reserve 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sterkfontein Nature Reserve are July, May, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid June. For example, on the week of June 11th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.
When can you find snow in Sterkfontein Nature Reserve? 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 Sterkfontein Nature Reserve.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sterkfontein Nature Reserve (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Sterkfontein Nature Reserve has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (33.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (64.1%).
Wind in Sterkfontein Nature Reserve is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is September, followed by November and August. September’s average wind speed of around 4.1 knots (4.7 MPH or 7.6 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 mid to late September where average top sustained speeds reach 8.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sterkfontein Nature Reserve.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||2.6||Barely noticeable||5.6||Light breeze|
|Feb||2.4||Barely noticeable||5.1||Light breeze|
|Mar||2.2||Barely noticeable||5||Light breeze|
|Apr||2.4||Barely noticeable||5.1||Light breeze|
|May||2.9||Barely noticeable||5.7||Light breeze|
|Jun||3.3||Barely noticeable||6.5||Light breeze|
|Jul||3.2||Barely noticeable||6.5||Light breeze|
|Aug||3.7||Barely noticeable||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.1||Light breeze||7.8||Light breeze|
|Oct||3.5||Barely noticeable||6.7||Light breeze|
|Nov||4||Light breeze||7.5||Light breeze|
|Dec||3.3||Barely noticeable||6.6||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sterkfontein Nature Reserve?
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 Sterkfontein Nature Reserve, South Africa is July, followed by June and August. 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 Sterkfontein Nature Reserve in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Sterkfontein Nature Reserve Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 71.6°F (22°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 8 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 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sterkfontein Nature Reserve, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 84.2°F (29°C) and 78°F (25.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 8 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 Sterkfontein Nature Reserve to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.5°F (29.7°C) and 81.2°F (27.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 11 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.