Drakensberg Weather

This section provides an overview of average Drakensberg weather. The South African and KwaZulu-Natal part of the Drakensberg experiences a very mild climate. However, it can be sweltering in summer reaching temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius and dropping to chilly lows below 0 degrees. Also, the weather in the upper Drakensberg is notably unpredictable and hikers, trail runners and mountaineers must always be prepared for extreme heat or extreme cold. 

Moreover, when hiking always carry sufficient water and ensure that you are at least taking a space blanket and ideally a bivey and poncho. Additionally, carry extra food in case you get caught in the mist or a snow storm.

Spring and Autumn are particularly pleasant months in the Drakensberg. Furthermore, Summer brings spectacular thunderstorms. Winter, is dry, with the occasional snow storm and frost.

The following table provide a useful overview of Drakensberg Weather.

Drakenberg Weather – Bergville Averages

ItemJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly AugustSeptember OctoberNovemberDecember
Avg. Temp20.820.519.316.613.21010.112.615.717.518.820.2
Min. Temp14.814.513.
Max. Temp26.926.525.523.421.118.518.72123.524.525.326.5
Avg. Rainfall mm1321069146168921367097128