Recruitment | Executive Search

Best warm winter destinations in South Africa

South Africa does not do blizzards and snow banks; which is why winter is the country’s secret season. Escape winter hibernation and head to one of these awesome warm winter getaways for some much-needed sun.


The winter weather in Umhlanga usually ranges in the balmy 20s. Even if there’s a slight chill, don’t let it deter you from catching a few lazy days on the beach, chilling in the sun. What’s hot about this destination? We would recommend you wake up early enough to watch the breath snatching sunrise on Umhlanga beach.

Jeffreys Bay

The beauty of the Eastern Cape coast in winter is its warm, balmy days. The surfer’s paradise of Jeffreys Bay, with famous spots such a Kitchen Windows and Supertubes, is no exception. Combine cranking waves with sunshine and warm water and it’s a haven for anyone looking for some winter fun. Jeffreys Bay Dolphin Beach has been awarded Blue Flag status, confirming its high standards.


Winter in Mpumalanga is tropical t-shirt weather, on the whole, although the mornings and evenings are a little nippy. But the Kruger is just down the road, and game is easier to spot at this time of year.


We can tell you that there exists no unattractive location in Mpumalanga. However, Sabie is just something extra special with its gorgeous green landscape and enchanting waterfalls. The gorgeous hiking trails and fresh air will warm not only your body but your soul. You cannot deem a visit to Sabie complete without having seen Lone Creek Falls in person.

Most days during winter in South Africa are clear. If you’re heading to the Western Cape then there is a greater chance you’ll run into rain, but if you stick to the more temperate provinces – KZN, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo – there’s every chance that South Africa’s winter is better than the average European summer. If you’re looking for some exciting career opportunity in South Africa, make sure you click through to our job section.