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Weather and tides

Plett is renowned for its hot yet pleasant summers and wet mild winters. It is characterized by almost year-round sunshine with hot summers (October-March), with temperatures rising to 27°C (80,6°F) and sometimes even touching the mid-thirties Celsius (mid-nineties Fahrenheit).

Winter is typical of the Cape Coastal area, fluctuating between mild, clear weather and cold, rainy days during the rainy season. One can expect to be changing clothes as the day progresses from the cool dawn through the warm day and into the cool night.

Rest assured though, that in general, the weather of Plett will greet you with a hospitable display of sunshine and temperance.


  • On average, the warmest month is January.
  • On average, the coolest month is July.
  • On average, Plett has approximately 26 sunny days in January.


Download a full Tide Table for Plettenberg Bay Sep 2014 – Aug 2015 here
(Courtesy of Plett Sports)


break-the-grip-of-the-ripRip currents can develop anywhere where there are breaking waves. These rivers of current are made by water draining from the beach and flowing back out to sea.

Click here to download a handy guide on how to “Break the grip of the rip” (PDF 823kb).