The best times to visit Tzaneen for ideal weather are

May 14th to September 9th

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



Other Tzaneen Travel Info

Weather in Tzaneen


Average temperatures in Tzaneen vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 57th 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 Tzaneen, the hottest months are December, February, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 93.6°F (34.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.3°F (19.6°C) at night.

Tzaneen Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Tzaneen 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.

Tzaneen Perceived Temperature (F)


Tzaneen Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Tzaneen 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 86.9 73.8 65.8
Feb 88 74.2 65.7
Mar 86.9 72.9 63.2
Apr 82.5 68.5 60.2
May 84.9 67.4 56.3
Jun 77.6 61.3 50.4
Jul 78.2 62.9 50.4
Aug 82.4 66 53.2
Sep 82.9 68.3 57.2
Oct 86.8 70.8 59.7
Nov 88.7 73 62.4
Dec 90.7 75.9 66.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.5 23.2 18.8
Feb 31.1 23.4 18.7
Mar 30.5 22.7 17.3
Apr 28.1 20.3 15.7
May 29.4 19.7 13.5
Jun 25.3 16.3 10.2
Jul 25.7 17.2 10.2
Aug 28 18.9 11.8
Sep 28.3 20.2 14
Oct 30.4 21.6 15.4
Nov 31.5 22.8 16.9
Dec 32.6 24.4 19.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Tzaneen are May, June, 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 late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in Tzaneen? 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 Tzaneen.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 19% 0 4.8
Feb 21% 0 3.7
Mar 18% 0 5.9
Apr 20% 0 1.8
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0.1
Jul 8% 0 0.5
Aug 4% 0 0.5
Sep 21% 0 4.4
Oct 6% 0 0.4
Nov 15% 0 2
Dec 23% 0 8.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 0 12.2
Feb 21 0 9.4
Mar 18 0 15
Apr 20 0 4.6
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0.3
Jul 8 0 1.3
Aug 4 0 1.3
Sep 21 0 11.2
Oct 6 0 1
Nov 15 0 5.1
Dec 23 0 22.1


Humidity and Wind

Tzaneen has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (44% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (67.6%).

Wind in Tzaneen is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and December. November’s average wind speed of around 3.4 knots (3.9 MPH or 6.3 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 February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Feb 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.9 Light breeze
Mar 2.4 Barely noticeable 4.9 Light breeze
Apr 2.4 Barely noticeable 4.9 Light breeze
May 2.2 Barely noticeable 4.3 Light breeze
Jun 2.7 Barely noticeable 5.3 Light breeze
Jul 2.6 Barely noticeable 5.3 Light breeze
Aug 2.4 Barely noticeable 4.9 Light breeze
Sep 3 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Oct 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze
Nov 3.4 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Dec 3 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67.6%
Feb 67.5%
Mar 62.4%
Apr 65.9%
May 52.3%
Jun 49.3%
Jul 46.1%
Aug 44%
Sep 52.6%
Oct 49.6%
Nov 52.4%
Dec 61.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Tzaneen?

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 Tzaneen, South Africa is August, followed by April and May. 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 Tzaneen 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

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 37.7 in November means 37.7% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Tzaneen Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.1°F (32.3°C) and 78.5°F (25.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 0 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the 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 least precipitation with 0 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Tzaneen, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 93.6°F (34.2°C) and 72.1°F (22.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 6 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 Tzaneen to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.2°F (33.4°C) and 84.2°F (29°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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