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Best Time to Visit Pretoria

During spring the South African capital of Pretoria is the most gorgeous sight and should be visited at this time. Pretoria has about 70,000 Jacaranda trees in its vicinity, which come into bloom in spring, their pretty flowers creating a beautiful purplish tinge in the atmosphere. Pretoria is also called The Jacaranda City for this reason.

Climate wise also spring (September/October) is the best time to travel to Pretoria. The temperatures during this season vary between a minimum of 15 degree to a maximum of 28 degrees Celsius. Another good time to visit would be April and May when the summer season finishes and autumn begins. The climate at this time is also very suitable with the average ranging from a minimum of 10 degrees to a maximum of 25 degree Celsius.

Summer (November to March), even though the temperatures are not very high, Pretoria receives a heavy amount of rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms during most afternoons. The temperatures vary from a minimum of 15 degrees to a maximum of 29 degree Celsius.

Winters in Pretoria are also mild and dry. The average temperature during the day is about 20 degrees Celsius while at nights the temperature drop down to a minimum of 4 degrees Celsius. Frosts are a common factor during the winter nights. Pretoria has a calm and serene atmosphere around the city. Rooms are available all through the year. Pretoria boasts of having the biggest shopping mall, Menlyn Park, in the whole of Africa.

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