When is the best time to go to Pretoria?

When is the best time to go to Pretoria? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The weather is good all year round in Pretoria
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March, September, October, November and December
  • Pretoria has dry periods in June, July and August
  • The coldest months are June and July
  • The rainiest months are January and December

Annual weather in Pretoria

For full information about the climate and weather in Pretoria a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 72°F/86°F
February 70°F/85°F
March 68°F/83°F
April 63°F/77°F
May 59°F/74°F
June 52°F/68°F
July 52°F/68°F
August 58°F/76°F
September 65°F/83°F
October 68°F/85°F
November 70°F/85°F
December 72°F/85°F

Weather and climate in Pretoria

Pretoria enjoys a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Pretoria is 79°F (ranging from 68°F in june to 86°F in january). Annual rainfall is 35.5in, with a minimum of 0.1in in july and a maximum of 7.4in in january.
  • In the month of january the climate is not good, but still OK. At lunchtime, it's 85°F in average and you can expect to have 7.4in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From february to march the climate is beautiful. It is for example 83°F as maximum temperature in march.
  • In the month of april the climate is very good. By early evening, the temperature averages 68°F.
  • From may to august the climate is good. The temperature rises to 76°F and it rains about 0.2in each month.
  • In september the climate is perfect. It is for example 83°F as maximum temperature in september and it rains about 3% of the time in september.
  • From october to november the climate is favorable. the thermometer goes up to 85°F°C and it rains about 4.8in each month.
  • In the month of december the climate is not good, but still OK. The temperature rises to 85°F.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Pretoria

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Pretoria: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Pretoria

Find out when Pretoria has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Pretoria

  • Very low season in Pretoria
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March and June.
  • Low season in Pretoria
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: April, May, July and September.
  • High season in Pretoria
    The number of visitors to Pretoria is high in: October and November.
  • Peek season in Pretoria
    The largest number of tourists visiting Pretoria is during: August and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Pretoria month by month

Best time for low prices in Pretoria

Average prices of hotels in Pretoria month by month

Generally, December is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Pretoria. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, January is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Pretoria

On average, it costs $ 73 per day to hire a car in Pretoria. This price varies by $ 79 depending on the month. In may, hiring a car costs an average of $ 29 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in november is $ 108.

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