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South Africa is a year-round destination thanks to its varied landscapes—it's always sunny somewhere. No matter what season you visit in, you'll find something to do: Kruger safaris in winter, Hermanus whale watching in spring, Cape Town beaches in the summer, Franschoek wine in the fall. Visit during spring or autumn when the weather is predictable and mild, wildlife is active, and there are fewer crowds. Read on for advice on South Africa's weather, unmissable events, and travel tips.
With one week in South Africa, you can explore Cape Town and take a quick roadtrip to one of the surrounding towns, or spend a day or two exploring the city of Johannesburg. Two weeks is the ideal time for a trip to South Africa and visitors can venture further outside of Cape Town, spend time in the magnificent winelands, experience the West Coast and dedicate some time to the gorgeous Garden Route.