Cape Town Weather June Averages, South Africa
What's the weather like in Cape Town in June
Cape Town is a lively and vibrant city located along the southern tip of South Africa. While the surrounding area is known for gorgeous natural escapes and sights, the city itself is filled with great eateries, art galleries, and other interesting activities; the colder, winter weather of June can be a great time to explore what Cape Town itself has to offer.
Throughout June, the temperature in Cape Town falls lower and lower. Just like in nearby Camps Bay, June is the middle of winter in Cape Town, South Africa. The month of June, along with July and August are the coldest and wettest times of year to visit Cape Town, and visitors should be prepared for both of these winter elements.
In June, Cape Town is unlikely to experience temperatures above 18°C (64°F), which is the average high temperature for the month. Meanwhile, the evening and early morning temperatures are considerably lower, with temperatures starting to drop at sunset. The average low temperature falls to 7°C (45°F), and the overnight temperature is quite cold.
The average temperature for the month is a crisp 13°C (55°F). Visitors will want to bring plenty of warm clothing, particularly if you have plans to take on the walks and hikes near Cape Town.
It is almost certain that visitors will experience some rain during a stay in June. The resort receives an average 90mm of precipitation, and only July experiences more rain on average at an expected 100 mm. Also, Cape Town averages 14 rainy days in June. The rainy weather continues throughout the winter, with both July and August having an average 14 rainy days, as well. With this in mind, make sure you come prepared and pack some warm and waterproof clothing.
Given the colder air temperatures and rain, June is not a great time for beachgoers and sun seekers in Cape Town.
Additionally, the sea temperature is also very cold. The average sea temperature in June is 17°C (63°F), a noticeable difference from the summer high temperature in January of 20°C (68°F). However, June is fantastic time for whale watching, as described below.
Cape Town Hotels for June
A night at the Rodwell House is costly, however it is worth it. This hotel is sophisticated and opulent. The Rodwell House calls a 1930's era mansion home, and from the plush guestrooms to the manicured grounds everything is immaculate. Rodwell House is located near Kalk Bay and has amazing sea views. Heated floors and an enclosed sunroom make this hotel an amazing place to warm up as winter weather sets in during the month of June.
The More Quarters hotel, located near the very trendy Kloof Street and a mere 10 minutes drive from Table Mountain, offers spacious and comfortable apartment-style guestrooms. The hotel has 18 full-service apartments and a 4-bedroom home, which is perfect for families. The staff at More Quarters are happy to provide a full range of services and amenities during your stay, which makes this hotel the perfect balance between feeling at home and feeling pampered.
Visitors who are on a budget, but do not want to sacrifice a seaside location should consider Hout Bay Backpackers. This backpacker's lodge is situated in an oceanfront neighborhood about 20 minutes from central Cape Town, in a building that was once a private home. It is quiet and clean, and has plenty of common space to relax and meet new people. Perhaps best of all, Hout Bay Backpackers is affiliated with All Out Africa, a non-profit tour company that is focused on responsible tourism and volunteerism in South Africa. So, a stay at Hout Bay Backpackers often leads to a rewarding experience in other parts of South Africa.
Bars and Restaurants
Manna Epicure has possibly the best breakfast in Cape Town. However, the lunch and dinner options are equally as good. The food is creative, without being intimidating and the atmosphere is upbeat and sophisticated. Expect to pay for the incredible food and service received at this eatery, but it is worth every penny.
When visitors are craving pizza in Cape Town, one of the best options is Basilico located in the residential Steenberg Village neighborhood. The restaurant occupies two floors and a terrace, with some of the best Italian food in Cape Town and views of Table Mountain
Market on the Warf is a great place to have a meal or enjoy a few beverages, whether in the middle of the day or after a day of exploring Cape Town. There are a number of dining options and beers, including craft beer available. Some guests choose to visit this vibrant market day after day.
Things to do in Cape Town in June
While the winter weather may preclude visits to the beach, there is a reason to be on the water in June. This month is a great time for whale watching. One of the best locations to enjoy this activity is the small fishing village of Hermanus, where you will also be surrounded by restaurants, art galleries and shops. Several companies offer whale watching tours around Cape Town, a few to consider are Ivanhoe Sea Safaris operating out of Hermanus and Hermanus Whale Watchers.
Make time to visit the oldest building in South Africa - the Castle of Good Hope. The Castle of Good Hope was built in 1666 served as the center of civilian, military and political life in Cape Town until 1679. Visitors can explore this magnificent building on your own or join a group led by a guide who will provide additional information about everything you will see.