Riviersonderend weather boasts a Mediterranean climate. This means that the summers are dry and very hot, whilst the winters can bring brisk sunny days in addition to snow-capped peaks and rainy conditions.
July and August have the highest rainfall measurements. During these times, a lot of the outdoor activities, such as golfing, bowls and canoeing are inaccessible due to flooded grounds and rapids. Every year, also around this time, snow falls on the Sonderberg range. These ice-capped mountains, which overlook the town, can drop the temperature to as low as 4°C at night and provide a unique aesthetic beauty to the area.
From December until the end of February, the Riviersonderend climate turns dry and hot, reaching temperatures of up to 30°C or more during the day.
The occasional sunny day during the winter months means that you can still choose one of the many hiking trails, or go bird watching near the river.
As a small town with big outdoor opportunities, ensure that you check the Riviersonderend weather before your trip so that you don’t miss out on any activities.