5 Hottest Towns in South Africa

 In Epic Travel Tuesdays

Are you worried about making it through summer when the heat in spring is already unbearable!?

You’re not alone. According to Francois Engelbrecht from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, 2015 “will be the warmest year measured by humans on the planet.”

If you think you’re feeling the heat in Tshwane, consider these 5 official hottest towns and cities in the country and say ‘thank you’ you’re not living in one of them…

Dunbrody, near Kirkwood in the Eastern Cape 
This was where the hottest single temperature was measured in South Africa. On 3 November 1918, it reached an official 50ºC here!

Letaba in Limpopo 
This is officially the constant hottest place in SA with a mean annual temperature of 23.3ºC and an average annual maximum temperature of 35ºC.  These average min and max temperatures combined makes it the hottest place in SA.

Although Letaba is recognized by the South African Weather Service as the official average hottest spot is SA, Upington takes the crown from hell with a whopping 36ºC maximum temperature average. Upington’s minimum is 21ºC.
Musina isn’t far behind with an average max of 34ºC, and average min of 25ºC.

Kimberly and Skukuza can both host the devil and his delegates with a whopping 33ºC maximum average. Skukuza has an average minimum of 26ºC and Kimberley a slightly cooler 23ºC.

Count your blessings you don’t live there…. and if you do, well….. here’s to hoping you like it hot!

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