Weather in Cape Town in February

Is February a good time to visit Cape Town?

Cape Town’s weather in February is very similar to the weather in January. Peak holiday season ends in January making February a better time to plan a trip to this vibrant South African city. Visitors to Cape Town in February will find a multitude of events on offer and a range of great sightseeing opportunities without the holiday hordes.


Climate in Cape Town in February

The mean temperature in Cape Town in February is 26°C (79°F), but it can drop to low temperatures of 15°C (60°F) on the occasional cold day. Daily temperatures in Cape Town in February often tend to rise up into the mid 30s (90°F), particularly if there is a warm berg wind blowing from the Karoo region of South Africa. Cape Town’s humidity levels experience a slight increase in February, particularly on windless days or in the city bowl area. There is a small amount of precipitation in Cape Town in February, but usually this amounts to less than 5 days of rain throughout the month.


What’s On in Cape Town in February

The fantastic February weather in Cape Town makes it difficult to confine any event to an indoor venue. Visitors to Cape Town during February can make the most of the long summer days by going to a Sunday picnic at a Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert. Another great outdoor venue is the Maynardville Open Air Theatre, which hosts the annual Shakespeare in the Park in January and February each year. Visitors to Cape Town in February can also attend a number of events organised as part of the city’s gay pride week held annually at the end of February. With so many options for things to do in Cape Town in February, visitors should remember to find time to visit the winelands, Robben Island or some of Cape Town’s many fantastic museums and art galleries.


What to pack for a holiday in Cape Town in February

The most important clothing to pack when flying to Cape Town in February is swimwear, sunscreen and sunglasses. Second to that is a light jersey for the occasional cool evenings typical of Cape Town’s maritime climate. Tourists wishing to go clubbing or bar hopping should pack a few smart-casual items, while visitors more interested in outdoor adventures must include a good pair of light hiking shoes in their suitcases. For those visitors who forget a vital item, shopping in Cape Town leaves nothing to be desired in terms of ethnic chic or catwalk couture.