What's the weather like in Cape Town in November
The temperatures continue to heat up in Cape Town in November. The temperate climate in South Africa means the weather is consistently mild and comfortable all year round, however the clear days of November are a great preview of Cape Town's best weather. Visitors and locals alike can feel that the summer season is just around the corner, as the days become longer, warmer and sunnier.
Located on the southern coast of South Africa, Cape Town is a destination for tourists year round. However, the stunning beaches just outside the city are often too windy and cold for visitors throughout the winter and spring months from May to October.
However, November is finally heating up, and the increased number of visitors on the beach is a sure sign that the water is warmer as well. The average sea temperature hits 18°C (64°F), and both experienced and novice surfers are constantly taking to the waves along South Africa's beaches. Many people prefer to wear a wetsuit all year long when surfing in South Africa.
The air temperature becomes increasingly warm as well. The average temperature for the month matches the water temperature at 18°C (64°F). Meanwhile, the average high temperature reaches 23°C (73°F).
Visitors should expect the overnight temperatures to remain cool. The average low temperature still drops to 13°C (55°F) in the evening, so do not forget to pack a jacket.
Unlike the winter months of July and August, spring in Cape Town is relatively dry. Throughout September and October, the weather begins to clear and overcast skies often turn to sunshine. By November, Cape Town only receives an average 20 mm of precipitation. This little amount of rainfall occurs over an average of 7 rainy days during the month.
This reduction in rainfall, coupled with the longer days in November, equal more sunshine in Cape Town. An average 10 hours of daily sunlight means visitors in November are treated to sunny days perfect for exploring the resort and surrounding outdoor attractions.
Cape Town Hotels in November
After the colder winter weather, the warm temperatures of November are a wonderful relief, and it is time to enjoy one of Cape Town's premier accommodation options. The 2inn1 Kensingtonbead and breakfast in central Cape Town is newly renovated and stylish, but the atmosphere is delightfully welcoming. While the guestrooms are comfortable and filled with inspired African art and décor, it is the garden and outdoor swimming pool that steal the show. The property proclaims that the manicured grounds are the heart of this small B&B, and we agree.
A great option for November is to head to POD Camps Bay , situated in Camps Bay, right along the water. POD Camps Bay is a modern glass-covered hotel with a heated, outdoor swimming pool that overlooks the ocean. There are 17 guestrooms decorated with contemporary furniture, clean lines and stunning views, with many rooms overlooking the Atlantic Seaboard or offering sweeping views of Table Mountain. The hotel is focused on Green technology and initiatives to provide a stay that is both luxurious and responsible.
One of the last places you would expect to find a trendy and welcoming backpacker's accommodation is in a high-rise set of dormitories. However, that is exactly where B.I.G. Backpackers is located. The décor of this stylish hostel is a combination of homey furniture and eclectic knickknacks. You will want to take home some of the design ideas in the beautiful common rooms. B.I.G. Backpackers perfectly balances young traveler's desire to feel comfortable and sophisticated, without the sky high costs.
Cape Town Beaches for November
Camps Bay is by far the easiest beach to access from central Cape Town. This is one of the most popular and trendiest neighbourhoods located along it shores, and the views of Lion's Head and the Twelve Apostles are worth the visit. There are a number of glamorous bars and restaurants located along the promenade that frames Camps Bay, and after a day on the sand these are the perfect places to grab a cocktail and watch the sun go down.
Bars and Restaurants
The views from Tokara Restaurant are amazing. The restaurant is located along the Helshoogte Pass on the way to the resort town of Stellenbosch. From this hilltop location, guests at Tokara overlook Stellenbosch and the ocean at False Bay. However, visitors who go for the view usually go back for the incredible food. Natural elements dominate the décor and plenty of glass showcases the beautiful nature just beyond the restaurant walls.
Cape Town is a great place to discover traditional African cuisine. Visiting an African themed restaurant can be a portal to the history of the country and those that surround South Africa. One of the best places to try indigenous African cuisine is at Addis in Cape. Addis in Cape serves Ethiopian food in a relaxed environment that is perfect for families or couples. This has regularly been regarded as one of the best African restaurants in Cape Town.
For those who want to try African cuisine indigenous to South Africa should try Marco's African Place. This lively venue goes from African themed restaurant to jazz club over the course of the night. Both the menu and music are African-themed, with both indigenous and international cuisine served. As the evening turns to night, this place turns into a vibrant good time.
Things to do in Cape Town in November
Cape Town is packed with fun free activities for the whole family to enjoy. A climb up Signal Hill is one of the most popular and is a great way to take in some amazing views of the area. Table Mountain and the Table Mountain National Park are some of the natural attractions that make Cape Town such a popular holiday destination. The beautiful, warm days of November are a great time to get outside and explore. There are various walking routes you can take to the top of the mountain, each one a different skill level. You can choose to scale the mountain at your own pace or opt to join a group with a skilled guide.
One of the best ways to get to know Cape Town is onboard a City Sightseeing excursion. This hop-on hop-off bus travels throughout the city, stopping at all major sights and attractions. The best part is that you only buy one ticket and can get on and off at as many points as you like.
The V&A Waterfront is one of South Africa's most popular tourist attractions. Here you can indulge in retail therapy, enjoy a cocktail at sunset, watch a music concert, embark on a boat trip or dine al fresco. This area always has a fantastic atmosphere and is a must during your visit to Cape Town.