Reputable finance instructor John Nofsinger, PhD, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, as a professor of finance and the William H. Seward endowed chair in finance. Over the years, Dr. John Nofsinger has traveled to a variety of cities around the world for both work and pleasure, including Cape Town, South Africa.
Cape Town is at its busiest and most expensive during the summer. Between the months of December and February, the city’s outdoor attractions and beaches are in full swing, and tourists from around the world crowd into the city. With temperatures that range from the mid to high 70s, weather during summertime is quite agreeable, and precipitation is low. Visitors can enjoy several events, such as the Observatory Festival of Arts.
At the opposite end of the spectrum is Cape Town’s winter season. Running from June to August, winter sees temperatures in the low 60s, but sporadic showers are very common. However, prices and crowds are both at a minimum.
The best times for visiting the city are spring and autumn. Autumn lasts between March and May in Cape Town and has average temperatures between the high 60s and 70s. Hotel prices and crowds start to decrease as the city moves into its low season, but there are still a number of events held like the Cape Town Carnival and International Jazz Festival. Additionally, autumn is when the city’s annual wine harvest begins, and tourists can often participate in gathering grapes. Meanwhile, spring lasts from September to November and brings with it bright colors. Temperatures are relatively the same as in autumn. Hotel prices to start rising during this time, though, so visitors should book early to get the best deals.