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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Johannesburg

Peak Season: March to November

Johannesburg is a major business hub, especially during the winter months. Look out for big conferences or conventions as hotel accommodations are at a premium. Although it’s winter in Johannesburg, temperatures are mild (averaging in the 50s). Visitors from all over the world use the city as a launching pad for game lodges and safaris (when its cooler and wildlife viewing is at a premium because of sparser foliage).

Off Season: December to February

Summer brings warmer-but-still-mild temperatures averaging in the 70s. Though hotel rates aren’t much lower than in high season, residents clear out and head to the coast for local school holidays, making this the best time of year to be in the city. The city slowly starts filling up again at the end of January.

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