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Evening Weather

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Evening Weather

Hiya, we are coming to CT in 2 weeks time for 5 weeks. We have been going to Thailand for the last 15 years and are so used to the humid super hot summers there.

I have been reading a lot about the Cape winds etc.

Will we need jumpers,coats, long trousers for the evenings or is it still pleasant enough to just wear dresses, strappy tops etc

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1. Re: Evening Weather

The weather changes all the time in Cape Town - we cal it 4 seasons in one day - so we advise people to bring a variety of items and to layer their clothing. Evenings get cool regardless of the day's temperature. Humidity is not the norm but we have been getting more and more of it. The wind can blow like mad sometimes at this time of year, but it also gets very hot. See? Everything!!

So, yes, bring long trousers for evenings. Strappy tops and dresses are perfect but bring things to add on for the evening. You'll find clothing here cheap to buy if you haven't brought sufficient warm extras.

Always take a windbreaker or warm item when you go out, regardless of the weather.

Edit: the humidity here is nothing like in Thailand. We feel it because we're not used to it but you will not find it horrid if you are used to Thailand.

Edited: 03 February 2018, 20:11
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2. Re: Evening Weather

Thank you so much for the quick response!!!

Ok we shall prepare for all seasons then and make sure to bring jumpers, cardigans and long pants aswell as bikinis and dresses lol.

Thank heavens we have 30kg suitcase allowance :-)

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3. Re: Evening Weather

Don't bring too many jumpers etc, rather bring 1 or 2 in neutral colours. They'll be worn so little, you don't need a variety, and you must use your generous bag allowance for souvenirs!

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4. Re: Evening Weather

If you are going to CT from Sunderland in 2 weeks time you will probably be wearing jeans, jumper and a coat :). I would just take an extra pair of long trousers and jumper.

As Francoise says clothes in SA are much cheaper than the UK. When we first went to SA 15 years ago we took out virtually empty cases and bought ourselves an entire wardrobe each for approximately £100 each. It isn't quite that cheap these days but still excellent value.

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5. Re: Evening Weather

Over the last 8 days in the Western Cape, I have worn summer dresses, a waterproof coat, jeans, cardigan. I always pack for all eventualities!

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6. Re: Evening Weather

Thanks so much everyone.....we ll take a mixture of clothing and as was said probably leave here with all our warm clothes on 😊

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