Information about The Climate

Stellenbosch has a typically Mediterranean climate benefiting the local viticulture and wine production.

Summers are hot and dry with long days. A south easterly wind often blows in summer bringing cooler air from the nearby coast. At times this wind can be very strong. Daytime temperatures range from 24°C to 35°C. The occasional scorcher with temperatures in the high 30s and low 40s can be expected in mid-summer. Night time temperatures range from the mid teens to the high 20s with the occasional hot and balmy night over 30°C.

Winter is typically wet, windy and cold. Rains are brought with north westerly winds. Daytime temperatures range from 10°C to 20°C. Some chilly days with temperatures below 10°C can be expected in mid-winter. Night time temperatures range from the mid teens to below 0°C. Snowfalls are rare but the surrounding mountains can have snow-capped peaks.

Spring and fall are temperate times with the occasional rainfall.

Visitors should wear sunscreen, a hat and drink plenty of water in summer. Dress warmly in winter with water proof clothing.