Durban surf beach with the usual law-abiding citizens.
Best weather: Autumn (February-April) and Spring (August-October), but winter (May-July) though chilly at night usually provides blue skies, T-shirt days and good game-viewing due to the dry season short grass effect.
Cape Town has a 40% chance of rain during winter, but if you’re lucky it’s chilly but a good time to be there. Winter is not a good time to swim.
Worst: arguably midsummer (mid-December, January) due to extreme heat, rains, humidity and massively crowded holiday places – with both foreigners and locals. On the positive side, this is the beach and party season, but book accommodation ahead! The regional exception except is the Cape when midsummer is the best season.
Cape Town summer (November-January) temperatures average 16C-26C (61F-79F) and winter (May-July) 7C-18C (45F-64F).