Johannesburg Weather June Averages, South Africa
What's the weather like in Johannesburg in June
June is the coldest month in Johannesburg but thankfully it's not very cold, and rarely reaches 0°C. The average temperature in June is 10°C. The daytime highs average 16°C and the nighttime averages are 4°C. The end of June is the coldest part of the month, but temperatures will start to rise in the beginning of July.
June sees a slight little uptick in rain, averaging 20mm while the surrounding months average 10mm. Precipitation only occurs for, on average, two days of the month. Because of the small amount of precipitation, and the temperatures above freezing, it hardly ever snows in Johannesburg.
Winter in Johannesburg is still very sunny. The shortest day of the year is in mid-June, at 10 and a half hours long. The chances of overcast or mostly cloudy skies is only 10% through the entire month, giving you an average of nine hours of sunshine every day of the month.
The humidity levels in Johannesburg continue to drop in June. The beginning of the month averages 52% and the end of the month averages 49% relative humidity. Keep this in mind if your health is affected by dry, cold climates.
Wind speeds slightly rise throughout June, with average monthly wind velocities of 3.4 m/s. The wind direction is split evenly from all directions during June.
Dress warm if you're visiting Johannesburg in June. Daytime highs are still quite comfortable with temperatures around 16°C, perfect for some comfortable pants and a lightweight shirt. But you'll want to bundle up at night, especially if you're staying out late or will be having some early mornings. Don't feel obligated to bring raingear since the chance of precipitation is only 3%. Be sure to check the Johannesburg 14-day forecast before you start packing. Johannesburg is a casual city, and at most restaurants dressy casual is more than sufficient.
Johannesburg Hotels in June
Rosebank has some outstanding hotels, and one of the best is the five-star Monarch Hotel in Rosebank. This luxury boutique hotel is housed in a historic post office building and retains this old charm throughout. All 12 rooms are equipped with modern amenities and are decorated with classically elegant furnishings, including in the en-suite bathrooms with heated floors and towel rails. The Monarch includes an in-house restaurant that features a rotating, seasonal menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, using only fresh, local ingredients. The 24-hour concierge will assist you in all of your needs. The Monarch Hotel is close to the vast Rosebank Mall, Planet Fitness, and the Gautrain station.
Genesis All-Suite Hotel
An excellent hotel option for budget travelers is the four-star Genesis All-Suite Hotel in Highlands North. All 50 rooms in this hotel are suites featuring a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area, making this hotel perfect for travelers wishing to save money on dining or long-term guests. The majority of suites contain two bedrooms, with some larger suites available with up to four bedrooms. Genesis All-Suite Hotel also features a fitness center, conference center, and swimming pool. There are two bars on the property, and a bistro serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel is conveniently located near multiple shopping centers and outstanding restaurants.
One of the top-rated hotels in all of Johannesburg is the five-star Sandton Sun, in Sandton. This hotel features 326 comfortable rooms with 48" flatscreen TVs, soft linens & plush bedding, and modern furnishings. Guests will have wonderful views of Johannesburg and the outlying areas. The Sandton Sun has a number of bars and restaurants, including the award-winning San Restaurant. Here you can enjoy masterful dishes off of a seasonal menu made with locally-sourced ingredients. The San Deck lounge is their upper-floor outdoor patio serving food & cocktails around warm fire pits. The Sandton Sun also includes a conference center, swimming pool, and conference center.
Motel Mi Pi Chi
The Motel Mi Pi CHi is a small, four-star hotel ideal for visitors who only want a comfortable place to stay at night in between explorations of greater Johannesburg. This hotel features 12 rooms, and they aren't large, but they are comfortable and will provide a great night's rest. Rooms are tastefully decorated in South African art and minimalist furniture with designer bathrooms. Breakfast is included and served in the intimate hotel lounge area. The hotel staff, cleanliness, and security constantly receive high marks from guests. The hotel location in Melville puts you within walking distance of many restaurants and cafes, and if you have a car you'll appreciate the free & secure parking area.
Bars and Restaurants
One of Rosebank's most elegant restaurants featuring fine European dining is Level Four, located in the 54 on Bath hotel. This contemporary restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is an ideal choice for celebrating that special occasion. Breakfast favorites include the fresh scones, different quiches, and perfect eggs benedict. Dinner options include melt-in-your-mouth fillet, creamy lobster bisque, and flavorful duck. Level Four's menu also accommodates those with gluten allergies and vegetarians. Level Four is open daily from 6:30AM until 10:30PM. Reservations are accepted and encouraged.
The Big Mouth
This new restaurant in Nelson Mandela Square is doing extremely well with their delicious sushi plates and mouth-watering gourmet burgers. The Big Mouth still satisfies African palates with numerous chargrilled plates of lamb, ribs, and fish. You can choose to either sit at the marble sushi bar, dining room, or on the patio overlooking the square when the weather is nice. Prices are affordable and the staff is fun and friendly. The modern, stylish atmosphere adds that nice touch that will make you enjoy their savory cooking even more. The Big Mouth is open daily from noon until 11PM, except for Sundays when they close at 10PM.
Che Argentine Grill
Johannesburg is full of excellent steakhouses, all with slightly different flavors. The Che Argentine Grill, located in Maboneng Precinct, is one of the top-rated. They're known for their wood-fired steaks, featuring bold flavors inspired by Argentina and served with homemade chimichurri. All of their beef is locally sourced, grass-fed Angus and Wagyu beef. Che also serves excellent tapas with vegetarian, meat, and seafood options if you just want some small plates to share. Che features a full bar and wine menu, and the elegant yet rustic atmosphere will make you feel like you're on an Argentine ranch.
Seafood lovers will love the Portuguese-inspired Restaurante Parreirinha located in La Rochelle. This restaurant, which was once a police station, won't let you down with their amazing plates of prawns, lobster, and fish. A la carte menus, set menus, and birthday menus are available for your choosing. You'll also love their skewers of grilled fresh vegetables, chicken, beef, and seafood. Prices are very reasonable. One fun tradition you'll find in this restaurant is that the ceiling is covered in men's ties if you'd like to contribute, be sure to dress up. Restaurante Parreirinha is closed on Sundays but is open every other day of the week from noon until 10PM.
Things to do in Johannesburg in June
Watch a match at FNB Stadium
Rugby and football are immensely popular throughout South Africa, with a number of different leagues and teams participating throughout the country. The South Africa National Rugby Team, the Springboks, hold a few World Cup titles and frequently play at FNB Stadium. FNB Stadium has also been the site of both Africa World Cup and FIFA World Cup games. The stadium is located in Soweto and is one of the most recognizable landmarks in South Africa. Check out their schedule to see what's happening in this immense stadium during your stay in Johannesburg.
Credo Mutwa Cultural Village
Credo Mutwa is a fascinating individual, a Zulu shaman born in 1921. He is an author, prophet, philanthropist, and sculptor. Some say that his older sculptures prophesize the discovery of AIDS, the attacks of 9/11, and the overthrow of Thabo Mbeki. You'll just have to visit this park yourself to come up with your own conclusions. Mr. Mutwa created this large park in Soweto to share traditional African life and beliefs. Regardless of your thoughts on prophesizing, this is still a very educational and interesting insight into African folklore and ways of life. The outdoor museum is free to the public and is open from 6AM to 6PM daily.
Gauteng Lion & Safari Park
You don't necessarily have to go on safari to see elephants, lions, leopards, and rhinos, though safaris are certainly an option at the Lion & Safari Park. This massive reserve is approximately 45 minutes from Johannesburg. Admission to the park is free, and you'll only have to pay for the activities that you choose to participate in. These could be as short as giraffe feeding or cub interactions to as long as a full-day or nighttime safari with a guide. Learn about the lives of these animals and efforts to conserve their habitat. The park is open daily at 8AM and closes at 8PM on weekends and 6PM weekdays.
Lesedi Cultural Village
For a more interactive experience in South African tribal culture, visit the Lesedi Cultural Village 45 minutes north of Johannesburg. This large outdoor, living museum highlights the rich cultural heritage of five different tribes. See how they live, eat what they eat, and watch them participate in traditional drumming, singing, and dancing. A number of different shops and mini-museums are available for your browsing. You can walk through their villages, talk with the hosts, and watch local wildlife. There are also some lodging options available if you'd like to stay here for even more immersion.