Limpopo Weather and Climate

The Limpopo Province

Limpopo Weather and Climate

Finding itself at South Africa’s northernmost area and bisected by the tropic of Capricorn, visitors to Limpopo can expect sunshine, long summer afternoons and dry days for most of their stay. Polokwane (previously known as Pietersburg), the capital city of Limpopo, lies more or less in the centre of the Limpopo province and its weather is reflective of most of it. Only the region east of the city offers markedly different climate, with most the subtropical conditions of the Lowveld providing weather more suited to dense forests.

Polokwane offers an extremely pleasant climate for most of the year. With almost all year-round sunshine, it can get rather hot in the summer months (October to March) averaging 27ºC. The lowveld is less forgiving in the swelter of summer afternoons, with towns such as Phalaborwa known to reach 45ºC. Generally, however, visitors to the Kruger National Park area can expect temperatures around 30ºC in summer.

Don’t be surprised to find late afternoon growing heavy with clouds and you can expect short thunderstorms. Winter is typical of the interior highveld plateau. A sunny season of chilly, early mornings, warm middays, dry afternoons and cool to cold nights. In general the weather of Limpopo will greet you with a hospitable display of sunshine and reserve.

To start planning your trop, explore Limpopo with us! Enjoy browsing our info pages where you will find all the Limpopo Attractions and destinations, photographs to inspire you and a large selection of accredited accommodation in Waterberg. The site provides user-friendly guides for finding accommodation in Limpopo with listings sorted by region, town and suburb and by categories from hotels and guesthouses to self catering options. We trust you will enjoy your stay in the Limpopo Province!

The Limpopo Province

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