The Weather in KwaZulu Natal

What kind of weather can you expect?

All art is but imitation of nature
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It's blissfully warm even in winter although some of our European visitors may find it a bit too warm in February.

Durban enjoys average temperatures of around 27°C (81°F) during January, our summer,and 22 °C in July, our winter

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The warm Aghullas current is responsible for the hot humid climate along the coast.
But as the air rises inland to cross the Drakensberg the temperature cools.
KZN is the province with the highest rainfall in South Africa and incredibly lush vegetation and crops.

There are 2 main winds that affect KZN, they are the Berg Wind and the Buster. The Berg Wind is a hot dry wind which sometimes blows in winter at the coast (a bit unpleasant for a short time until it rains again.)The Buster is a strong south west wind that just suddenly springs up without a warning (making it very choppy for planes and ships for a while.)

Thanks to the Wind & Rain, KZN is what it is today
- A Painters Paradise

  • Deep gorges like at Oribi Gorge are stunningly beautiful

  • The awe inspiring majesty of the Drakensberg

  • Unusual rock formations

  • Lovely waterfalls like at Howick, the Albert Falls and the Tugela Falls high up in the northern Drakensberg

  • And to be totally different the African Bushveld with its dry grasses flat topped trees and vast vistas

The weather up in the Drakensberg is generally considered best in winter as it is so clear and excellent for painting. However no matter when you go there, go prepared, because the weather is capricious and changeable by the minute. It can even snow in winter!So take your brolly, swimsuit and a jersey for just in case.

Now you know what the weather could be like, How about checking our Clothing Guide

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