Cape Town Weather September Averages, South Africa

    Cape Town Weather for September 2020

    What's the weather like in Cape Town in September

    During the months of September and October destinations in the southern hemisphere begin to experience spring weather. The days are becoming longer and the weather brighter and drier. Throughout September bright sunny days are common, unlike in the winter months of July and August, and as the weather improves, the South African costal towns, like Cape Town, really come to life again.

    While Cape Town's weather is mild year round due to its Mediterranean climate, the weather gradually improves in September. From the start of the month to the end of the month, it is clear that winter has turned to spring, and more people are getting outside to enjoy it.


    During September, you can expect an average temperature of 14°C (57°F), up slightly from an average 13°C (55°F) in June, July and August. Likewise, the average high temperature is also a bit higher in September. Visitors can anticipate the average high temperature at the warmest point in the day to be 19°C (66°F). Throughout the other spring months, October and November, the air temperatures will continue to rise in Cape Town.

    However, visitors will still want to be prepared with jackets and layers, as after sunset the temperature will drop. The average low temperature, occurring overnight, is a balmy 9°C (48°F). Visitors will also want to be aware of cooler water temperatures. The average sea temperature is a mere 16°C (61°F).


    Unlike the wettest month of July, which has an average 100 mm of precipitation, September only experiences an average 50 mm of rain.  The upcoming months of October and November will receive even less precipitation. However, with an average of 12 rainy days throughout September, it is almost guaranteed that you will experience some rain during your stay.

    Sunshine Hours

    Despite some rain, many days in September are clear and sunny. There are an average 7 hours of daily sunlight, which shows that the days are becoming longer and brighter. This is a trend that will continue through the spring and summer in Cape Town.

    Cape Town Hotels for September

    The iKhaya Lodge and Conference Center embraces the heritage and natural beauty of Cape Town and all of South Africa with its authentic African style. iKhaya translates to "the home," and at home is just how the staff at iKaya hope you feel during your stay. Each of the en-suite rooms at iKhaya has a balcony, with large wooden doors that are perfect to throw open on a cool September morning, offering views either of Table Mountain or Cape Town city.

    The Three Boutique Hotel is situated in a beautiful, columned building. From the moment guests arrive there is a sense of class and timeless sophistication, but there is nothing stuffy about this low-key boutique hotel. The design and décor of The Three perfectly combines old-world features and modern amenities to create a flawless guest experience. There are only 18 guestrooms at The Three, therefore guests are assured a personalised stay with individual attention from the staff and hands-on owners.

    Located in the oceanfront neighborhood of Camps Bay, The Marly boutique hotel is filled with white furniture and plenty of light. Large windows throughout the hotel open up over the Atlantic Ocean. While the early spring days in September, may keep visitors off the beach it does not make the view any less incredible.

    Bars and Restaurants

    The crowd at Mano's is a mix of visitors, locals dropping in and devoted regulars. The afternoon lunch crowd is mostly professionals, while the evening meal draws families, couples and friends looking for a good, reliable night out.

    While traveling it is often necessary to grab a cup of coffee, and why not make it one of the best coffees available in Cape Town? This trendy city is full of great coffee joints, but Bootlegger Coffee Company combines a passion for coffee and a love of hospitality for an entirely enjoyable morning or afternoon pick me up. The breakfast is similarly delicious and inspired, with a focus on artisan breads and local ingredients. This is the perfect place to start your day.

    The number of seafood restaurants in Cape Town is incredible, but it is no wonder given the city's location along the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors who are looking for a sophisticated and classy night out should begin at one of the best seafood places, Harbour House. This beautiful restaurant is located right on the water and has astounding views over the Atlantic, and the seafood is delicious. This is a phenomenal fine-dining option in Cape Town.

    Things to do in Cape Town in September

    As the weather begins to warm up in September, it is an ideal time to see some of Cape Town's natural attractions. Nature lovers will not want to miss a trip to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. These internationally known and regarded gardens are home to the indigenous plants of Cape Town. Here you can spend hours wandering around, admiring the different plants before stopping at the cafe or the picnic area for lunch. September is the first month of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens' extended summer hours and the perfect time for a stroll.

    Artists of all types will not want to miss the chance to take part in Creative Week Cape Town, when the resort showcases its creativity through film, design, theatre, music, fine arts, business, innovation, crafts and digital media.

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