I always tell people that Cape Town weather is fabulous during early autumn because there’s a lingering summer heat without the strong south-easter wind. I’m being proved wrong this year. Yesterday, on a Cape Point tour with clients, I had no warning of bad weather, except for some grey skies.
The V&A Waterfront started off as expected, grey, but as we proceeded down the peninsula towards Cape Point the sky became darker. It rained, there was thick mist covering the mountains, it was quite cold, and Cape Point was miserable and windy!
My clients didn’t mind too much but visibility was poor so they didn’t get to see the gorgeous cliffs of Cape Point. The animals were all taking shelter from the weather so we didn’t see much of them either.
As we drove back towards the V&A Waterfront and the city centre it became sunnier and warmer. I added and removed my jacket several times throughout the day. Basically, the Cape lived up to its reputation of experiencing four different seasons in one day.