April Weather Averages for Cape Town

What's the weather like in Cape Town in April

With the winter season just around the corner, the weather in Cape Town, South Africa continues to cool down in April. From land to sea, the temperatures drop throughout the month and the amount of precipitation is increasing. However, April is still a great time to visit South Africa, as the Mediterranean climate means the resort experiences mild and pleasant autumns that delight sun seekers and city explorers alike.

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  • Temperature Temperature 18°C 64°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 22°C 72°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 12°C 54°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 6.54 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 50 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 9 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 19°C 66°F

What's the weather like in Cape Town in April

With the winter season just around the corner, the weather in Cape Town, South Africa continues to cool down in April. From land to sea, the temperatures drop throughout the month and the amount of precipitation is increasing. However, April is still a great time to visit South Africa, as the Mediterranean climate means the resort experiences mild and pleasant autumns that delight sun seekers and city explorers alike.

Rainfall

There is an increase in precipitation from March to April, with April having an average 50 mm of rainfall during the month and March only an average 30 mm. There are also an increased number of wet days during April. An average 9 rainy days during the month means visitors should be prepared for some overcast skies and precipitation. The amount of precipitation in Cape Town continues to increase throughout the autumn and summer, with July receiving more rain than any other month.

Temperature

The average temperature during April is a mild 18° (64°F). After the warm sun has set the overnight temperature drops, sometimes significantly in late April. The average low temperature is 12°C (54°F). The average low temperature will continue to drop during May, June and the winter months. These much lower temperatures mean after sunset, you will want some warm clothes while on holiday. While during midday and late afternoon in April, temperatures in Cape Town reach an average high temperature of 23°C (73°F). The warm, yet pleasant high temperatures in April are often ideal for getting out and about in the city or nearby natural attractions.

Sunshine Hours

Despite cooler nights, daytime can be filled with bright sunshine. The average hours of daily sunlight is 7 hours.

Sea Temperature

The average sea temperature is 19°C (66°F), which means visitors planning to participate in diving or snorkeling will want to plan for a wetsuit.

Cape Town Hotels in April

On a cool, autumn day, which are more common at the end of April, it can be nice to feel cozy and comfortable. The boutique hotel Welgelegen is housed in two Victorian-era mansions and the staff will immediately make you feel welcomed and at home. The lobby feels like a living room and the swimming pool like a sanctuary. Even the guestroom décor looks and feels as if you have wondered into a private bedroom. Welgelegen is located just a few minutes from the bars and restaurants on Kloof Street, which means it is easy to envision this trendy neighborhood as your own.

Another place to hunker down and live like a local is at Cape Heritage Hotel. Boasting one of Cape Town's most fashionable addresses, right on Heritage Square, this boutique hotel is full of light, bright blues and charm. It is impossible not to fall in love with the cozy interior and easy décor. Each guestroom is designed as an individual apartment, with a unique feel and atmosphere. After a day or two, it will start to feel like your own home instead of a hotel. Cape Heritage Hotel is the perfect romantic retreat.

The three-star Fritz Hotel is a great place to stay during your holiday in Cape Town. Perfect for families wanting to be just outside the city center, this hotel is located in a quiet residential area and provides many facilities, including free WiFi, parking, buffet breakfast, and excursion booking. Each of the 13 guest rooms is uniquely decorated, and some offer private balconies, so be certain to request the specific room you want.

Bars and Restaurants

Beluga is one of the most beloved restaurants in Cape Town. The Asian restaurant is housed in a 100-year old building, and showcases its sushi and dumpling chefs in an open floor plan and kitchen. The Asian menu has everything from sashimi to classic pork dumplings. This is a fine-dining restaurant, so dress for the occasion.

Kloof Street is one of the trendiest and most popular streets in Cape Town. There are so many wonderful eateries and bars that visitors will have a difficult time deciding between the many options. However, one reliable choice is the relatively new Carne on Kloof. As the name would suggest, Carne on Kloof's menu is full of steak. From venison to beef and hanger steak, to spider steak, and the delicious prime rib on the bone, there are incredible meat options.

The Signal Restaurant pays tribute to Cape Town's seafood traditions, but with a menu that is fresh and inventive. Located within the stunning Cape Grace hotel, the Signal Restaurant is refined and stylish, with a touch of old-world charm that makes each guest feel important. 

Things to do in Cape Town in April

As the autumn weather rolls in during April in Cape Town, so does South Africa's prestigious décor exhibition. Decorex is an annual event in Cape Town that showcases the newest and best of design. During this event interior designers come together with architects and home renovators to discuss the latest styles and trends.

Table Mountain is a landmark overlooking Cape Town, it has become a very popular tourist attraction and is a must visit location. The cableway makes for fabulous views but if you love to walk, you can hike to the top of the mountain. The mountain is part of the Table Mountain National Park and is wonderful to visit in April when the weather is warm and sun is shining. Keep an eye out for animals while you take in the stunning views. 

Constantia Valley is an exciting one to visit in April as the sun will most likely be shining. The vineyard make delicious, award winning wine and conviniently the yard is very close to Table Mountain - making it easy and ideal to visit both attractions in one day. 

Green Market Square is one of South Africa's oldest and most popular markets. Located in the centre of Cape Town, Green Market Square was built in 1696 and has been part of life in the Mother City ever since. At times, home to some of Cape Town's darker past when it served as the site of a slave market. However, today Green Market Square is a good place to learn Cape Town's history, but better known as a place to shop. This market is the ideal place to search for a souvenir or some gifts for friends and family back home.

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