This time of year is everyone's favourite, with perfect sunny days practically every day.
There is practically no seasonal rainfall in Cape Town in summer and the flora is usually quite
dry, with fire warnings in all conservancies.
On occasion a light sea mist rolls in early morning, a very cool air mass which rapidly dissipates. At summer solstice sunrise is at 5:30 a.m. and sunset at 9.00 p.m, with balmy evenings pefect for cafe culture as light can endure until 10 p.m. A light breeze saves Cape Town from the heat, the breeze stiffening considerably for short periods in September and January.
Edgemead is far enough away from the mountain not to be affected by clouds which tend to roll over the top, and hence enjoys drier weather. The location of the peninsula makes it possible to see both sunrise and sunset over the ocean.
(Above) The view of Table Mountain from Robben Island