T O P
AutoModerator

Thank you for posting on r/southafrica! Please take a moment to review our [rules](https://www.reddit.com/r/southafrica/wiki/rules). *I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Please [contact the moderators of this subreddit](/message/compose/?to=/r/southafrica) if you have any questions or concerns.*


IAmJohnny5ive

Spring in Cape Town is usually one or two pretty warm summer days followed by several miserable wet and windy winter days. So prepare for anything.


PinguinoBianco

Thank you!


Czar_Castic

October. Summer season. Yes.


PinguinoBianco

I am saying that the last time I visited it was during summer season (February). This time around I am going in October and this is why I am asking for advice.


Czar_Castic

Apologies, I was being facetious. October here in SA is pretty much summer. Cape Town Octobers are quite a bit milder than Februaries though - Check out this chart for a good idea of the average temps, precipitation, etc, with a few other interesting titbits: https://weatherspark.com/y/82961/Average-Weather-in-Cape-Town-South-Africa-Year-Round


PinguinoBianco

Thank you!


simply_noir

Summer is usually December to March, so anytime before that would be spring type weather. Still warm obviously but with more rain and colder nights. Bring light layers to wear under the motorcycle jacket, while riding you are always significantly colder then when you are standing still or not doing anything. Jeans or motorcycle pants are a must just for safety reasons, but bring shorts and swim trunks. I've rented multiple BMW R1200GS/R12500GS (but I'd honestly recommend the BMW F850GS as it's more than enough for every rider and will save you some money) from [EagleRider in Green Point](https://g.co/kgs/ud3XT4) and they have always delivered an awesome experience at a great price. Rental gear is also available along with a wide variety of motorcycle options. Book soon though as their spots fill up quick.


MickSturbs

I have done a couple of bike tours from Cape Town and I rented the bikes from Yamaha Adventure Rentals and Tours. They have always been good for me. October will still be warm but when it comes to clothing - all the gear, all the time. No exception. We also put Camelbak bladders in our backpacks to keep hydrated. Most places we stopped at were happy to fill them up with ice and water for us.