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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Stellenbosch, South Africa

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Stellenbosch...

Stellenbosch is a coastal city in South Africa. It is a fairly medium-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 94263 people. The water temperature around Stellenbosch is close to steady year round. The temperature ranges from 12.3°C (54.1°F) in March up to 14.6°C (58.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Stellenbosch is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Stellenbosch?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters around Stellenbosch is ca:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Stellenbosch. The nearest one is Strand, which is only 12.1km (7.6miles) away from Stellenbosch. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Strand and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Stellenbosch are Blinkklip Reef, which is ca 12.2km (7.6miles) away, and Virgin Point, located roughly 17.7km (11miles) from Stellenbosch.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are a few gorgeous beaches close to Stellenbosch. The closest one is Macassar, which is only 10.4km (6.4miles) away from Stellenbosch. Another gorgeous beach near Stellenbosch is Strand, which is roughly 12.3km (7.7miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Stellenbosch?

The average sea temperature around Stellenbosch is definitely cold, around 13°C (56°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. Because of this, a 3/4mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Stellenbosch. That being said, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to bring boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are February, March, and April. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the summer, especially in the months of January, February, and March.

How is the diving and fishing near Stellenbosch?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters are mostly cold, reaching temperatures between 10 and 15°C (49-58°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters with these temperatures: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Stellenbosch: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Stellenbosch...

Do you know what the the city La Vaupaliere in France, the city El Amria in Algeria, and the city Este in Italy have in common with Stellenbosch? Click on the links to find out...