Lonely Planet Writer

Temperatures soar as heatwave grips South Africa

The South African Weather Service has forecast temperatures in many inland areas of the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape to peak at 45°C this week, though some travellers have already reported highs of 47°C.

Garden Route, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Garden Route, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Image by South African Tourism / CC BY 2.0

Thankfully temperatures in coastal cities such as Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban are not expected to be as hot, with the mercury hovering between 31-34°C. Read more: news24.com