South Africa Weather and Events in April
Nestled within the vast Southern Hemisphere, South Africa beckons travelers with its enchanting landscapes and a rich tapestry of cultures. Distinguished by its diverse climate, the country boasts a myriad of weather conditions that shift throughout the year. Delving into the intricacies of these weather patterns not only aids in planning the perfect vacation but also allows you to make the most of your South African adventure.
What’s the weather like in South Africa in April?
As April unfurls its colorful charm, autumn takes center stage in South Africa’s climatic showcase. The country’s landscapes metamorphose, adorned with a breathtaking palette of red, orange, and yellow hues. The coastal regions relish the gift of moderate temperatures, while the interior regions gradually cool down. This season unveils an excellent opportunity for travelers to embark on a captivating journey along South Africa’s scenic drives, offering a myriad of picturesque vistas.
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In Cape Town temperatures hit a max of 24.7°C (76°F) while in Johannesburg they reach 22.7°C (73°F), and in Kruger National Park they reach 29°C (72.5°F). You’ll also find rain during this time, with an average of 45mm in Cape Town, 50mm in Johannesburg and 35mm in Kruger National Park.
Are there any events in South Africa in April?
The Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town is a renowned event that features a picturesque 56km (35-mile) route, attracting approximately 12,000 athletes. This annual race takes place on Easter Saturday, offering participants a challenging and rewarding experience amidst Cape Town’s stunning landscapes.
Showcasing the country’s best in drama, dance, and music, often in Afrikaans, the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival takes place at the end of March or early April in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape.