The ideal time for a South African holiday depends on what you’d like to see and do. From spotting game in the national parks to exploring the Western Cape’s dramatic beaches, there’s something to enjoy all year long. Because it’s in the Southern Hemisphere, South Africa’s seasons are opposite to the UK’s, with June, July and August being the main winter months. However, just because it’s winter, that doesn’t mean it’s cold; temperatures are typically in the high 20s during this time. Pleasant weather throughout the year makes South Africa a great destination to visit, no matter the season.