The climate is generally Mediterranean, with warm, dry summers and mild, moist winters, except in the semi-desert Karoo region, which has dry winters and low summer rainfall.
Up-to-date weather forecasts:
www.weathersa.co.za or +27 (0) 82 233 9900 (Cape Town Weather Office)
It is essential to protect yourself against the sun, as it is very strong in South Africa:
Always wear a wide-spectrum sunblock of SPF30+.
Wear a hat and cover your shoulders.
Stay out of the sun between 10h00 and 16h00.