Best Beaches in Southern Africa in August

PICK A MONTH FOR BEST BEACHES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

These are the best beaches in Southern Africa in August, based on average sunshine, sea temperature, rainfall and temperature. Though many factors can come into play when choosing your beach destination, the beach weather will often be a deciding factor. Here we list the top beaches based on the average weather conditions and sea temperature.

Best Beach Destinations in Southern Africa in August

  • 24°C (75°F) Air
    23°C (74°F) Sea
    6.5 Hrs of Sun / Day
    2.4 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 24°C (75°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.5 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Mozambique. Sea temperatures are a warm 23°C (74°F). August is a good month for swimming in Mozambique with comfortable temperatures for most people.

  • 21°C (69°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    6.4 Hrs of Sun / Day
    0.0 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 0 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Namib Naukluft National Park. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). August is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Namib Naukluft National Park for prolonged periods of time.

  • 23°C (73°F) Air
    21°C (70°F) Sea
    5.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    8.6 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.0 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Durban. Sea temperatures are a warm 21°C (70°F). August is a good month for swimming in Durban with comfortable temperatures for most people.

  • 19°C (65°F) Air
    17°C (63°F) Sea
    6.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    9.1 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (65°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.8hrs. August has total rainfall of 0.7cm (0.3inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 9.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Western Cape. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). August is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Western Cape for prolonged periods of time.

  • 19°C (65°F) Air
    16°C (61°F) Sea
    6.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    9.1 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (65°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 58% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.3 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 0.7cm (0.3inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 9.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Overberg District. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (61°F). August is too cold for swimming in Overberg District for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 20°C (68°F) Air
    21°C (69°F) Sea
    6.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.1 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (68°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 58% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.3 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 12.1cm (4.8inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 10.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Eastern Cape. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (69°F). August is a pleasant month for swimming in Eastern Cape though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 18°C (64°F) Air
    16°C (60°F) Sea
    7.5 Hrs of Sun / Day
    13.7 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 69% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.5hrs making the days quite long and bright. August has total rainfall of 20.2cm (8.0inches) making it quite rainy but mostly with moderate showers. There are only 13.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cape Town. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). August is too cold for swimming in Cape Town for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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