​ How To Survive Cape Town Heat

How To Survive The Heat In Cape Town

As many of you may or may not know I live in Cape Town which is a town in South Africa, at the moment we are experiencing Summer full force.

​It’s been insanely hot to the point where I actually got ill, this weather is unbearable for most but unfortunately life goes on and we still have to go to work if only I had an air con to follow me around all day! I thought I would share some tips in how to survive the Cape Town heat well technically Summer!
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1 – Stay Hydrated

​I have never been a fan of drinking water, but during Summer I find that I can easily consume more then 8 glasses a day, a carry around a water bottle especially when I am out in the sun this keeps me hydrated when I need it that most.
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2 – Sunscreen!

​This is a no brainer, always wear sunscreen… No one wants to end up with burnt skin or even skin cancer some day – so protect your skin and wear sunscreen when you are heading out in the sun.
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3 – Wear A Sun Hat

​I am very sensitive to the sun that’s probably why I know winter so much. I recently got myself a cute sun hat which really does help a lot with protecting face from the sun.
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4 – Keep Something Sweet Or Salty

​I suffer from a low blood pressure, being in the heat for me gets quite dangerous I have suffered from a heat stroke and collapsed because I didn’t have anything salty to eat before heading out. I know carry around some salty chips and as soon as I start to feel dizzy I eat them and I feel better. Also drinking a coke to spikes sugar level also helped me a lot when I started to feel sick.

5 – Carry A Water Spritzer

This is an odd one, but when I get extremely sweaty and hot a water spritzer does wonders in cooling down. Nothing like cold water being sprayed onto my skin to make me feel better.

These are just 5 tips that I have been implementing in my own life. Temperatures have been insane reaching around 35 °C in Cape Town alone and it seems like next week we will be encouraged another heat wave. Be safe guys and try to stay out of direct sun as much as you can or at least be protected when you are in the sun or laying in the beach.

If you have any tips that could help others survive the heat then please feel free to share them with me, very interested in what you guys to.


  • Chloe Barnes

    Its so cold where I am, still loved reading your post though!
    Chloe xx

  • Pam Scalfi

    gosh, I wish it was hot over here lol
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  • I wish we had that kind of heat over here in Ireland! It’s freezing here at the moment! Roll on the summer! 😉

    Alex | Pink Elephant Blog.

    • Aww it’s so cold everywhere besides here I want the cold too!!!!

  • I’d love to go…and now I’ve got great tips to survive the heat!

    Jenn | jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

  • Jamie

    its hard to imagine heat right now.. we just got a blizzard Sat!! 🙂 great tips, I will keep in mind for July! xxo

  • Wow, meanwhile my city is buried in all this snow. Insanely jealous! Stay cool!

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

  • i’m sorry to hear that, i’m awful with heat! really good tips though, i try to drink as much water as possible regardless 🙂


    • Yeah I have been drinking so much water to keep myself hydrated – thanks so much for stopping by hun

  • Ellese Launer

    Great suggestions that can be applied to any warm climate areas! I love your water bottle it looks so fun! Xo, Ellese


  • I can’t even imagine what you are going through as England never really gets hotter than 25/26 degrees Celsius so I can see why you got sick, stay well and also good idea with the salty and sweet supplies xxx

    • OMG that is perfect – can’t believe it doesn’t get that hot I could never cope with the cold either hahaha Cape Town Winters are about 23 – 25 degrees haha

  • Nice post!

    Have a lovely day
    Adela Acanski

  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    These are great tips! I love warm weather but when it’s really hot it is the worst!


  • It must be really hot if it actually made you ill! I didn’t realize it was wise to eat something salty when that hot so thanks for the tip

    • Yeah it actually works for my low blood pressure – so i always keep a salty snack as soon as I get dizzy

  • Corinne C

    I’m so bad in heat, I’m glad it doesn’t get too hot in the UK!

    Corinne x

    • Ahhh that’s awesome although I would never cope with those low temperatures its hardly ever single digits in Cape Town lol

  • I’ve always wanted to visit Cape Town!! I’ll keep these tips in mind for when I get to visit! So jealous, even if the summer heat is awful.

    Brittny | http://www.brittnykindred.com

  • Wow that is so crazy how hot it is there! I want to go!

    • Hehe believe me you would want to escape after a consecutive week of scorching 40 degree weather

  • Federica Spinelli

    Amazing landscape , wonderful place!!! =) kiss

    Federica – Cosa Mi Metto???

  • These tips are great! I am really bad with heat.


  • Such great tips , it was boiling hot here in Jhb a few weeks back and it sucks when you feel like melting.. lol..


    • Hehe I can’t believe it! Definitely one of the hottest years and Feb hasn’t even come yet

  • Surbhi Suri

    never knew u were in SA. its very cold right now in India. I like winters more, but we have worse months coming up too. These tips are helpful.
    New Post on my blog <3

    • Aww you guys have Winter – well like most of the world hehe

  • dollactitud
  • I actually can’t imagine being too hot right now as here in England it’s pretty cold. But I do know what it’s like when I go away some place hot and it’s too hot to do anything, so I imagine it must be a struggle when temperatures get that high! I hope you manage to keep hydrated and as cool as possible over the summer.


    • Hehe England doesn’t quite get as hot as SA try over 40 degree weather!! I am on fire

  • Edita Lozovska

    Let’s swap weather 😀 I am with Samio – I don’t know what hot feels like anymore!


    • Heheh I will totally swap weathers with you!! I need some cooling down

  • Oh, I live in a perpetually hot Summer so I rarely go out now! Haha, hydration and sunscreen is a must! <3

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin’

  • A water spritzer is a great idea!! When I was in Disney a couple years ago, it was a life saver!! Even though it’s winter where I am, I will definitely keep these in mind for a couple months!:)
    Shannon Sage

  • Becky Hughff

    South Africa sounds awesome…although I always complain on holiday if its too hot so not sure I could cope!!


  • Visiting South Africa is on y bucket list. Using a water spritzer is a great idea. I like to add a few drops of peppermint essential oil for added cooling effect.

  • Oh man, these are some great tips to stay cool with but it’s sucky that it’s so incredibly hot there 🙁 Here in the states it’s winter but its been a pretty mild one so hopefully our summer doesn’t have this in store for us, I definitely prefer the cooler weather versus the scorching heat!


  • Ellie Adams

    Staying hydrated in the heat is so so important and these are some fab tips hun. Cape town looks so gorgeous too!


  • Diana Maria

    I have always wanted to visit Cape Town, you’re so lucky to live there! It looks so beautiful, I’m sure the heat must get to you. These tips are all so true, especially wearing a hat and drinking as much water as possible- things I always seem to forget!

    My Lovelier Days

  • And you definitely know how to stay cool.
    Ice cubes in front of a fan! 😉

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

  • The Sunday Mode

    I think carrying around a water spritzer is such a smart idea. It doesn’t get too too hot in Australia, but I completely applaud everyone who survives really hot weather in different countries overseas!


  • isa-professional

    The heat wave over there sounds crazy, we agree that hydration is essential and keeping salty or sweet snacks is a great idea on the go! So glad nothing serious happened when you felt dizzy, take care!

    ISA Professional