Sunrise and sunset in South Africa

The times of sunrise and sunset in South Africa are caused by the southern position in the hemisphere. Not that far in the south, but quite noticable the longest days are in winter months, while the shortest days fall into our summer. In the northern hemisphere it is vice versa. Pretoria is positioned near the 26 southern latitude. For comparison: New York's latitude is 40th in the north, having a much longer distance to the equator.

With up to 13:50 hours the longest days are in Dezember. In Juni a night in Pretoria lasts almost 14 hours.

In these days the sun in Pretoria rises at 6:33. The early sunset at 17:49 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average lentgh of daylight in Pretoria

Average lentgh of daylight in Pretoria

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of South Africa

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from west to east, so in an approximate direction of the sun course. Since the orbit of the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for August 16th., localtime in South Africa

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Cape Town07:22 am06:18 pm10:56 hours
Port Elizabeth06:53 am05:50 pm10:56 hours
Bloemfontein06:45 am05:53 pm11:09 hours
Botshabelo06:43 am05:51 pm11:08 hours
Welkom06:41 am05:53 pm11:11 hours
Krugersdorp06:35 am05:51 pm11:16 hours
Vanderbijlpark06:35 am05:50 pm11:14 hours
East London06:43 am05:41 pm10:59 hours
Vereeniging06:35 am05:49 pm11:15 hours
Johannesburg06:34 am05:49 pm11:16 hours
Pretoria06:33 am05:49 pm11:17 hours
Tembisa06:33 am05:49 pm11:16 hours
Boksburg06:33 am05:48 pm11:16 hours
Benoni06:33 am05:48 pm11:16 hours
Brakpan06:32 am05:48 pm11:16 hours
Witbank06:29 am05:45 pm11:16 hours
Newcastle06:28 am05:40 pm11:12 hours
Pietermaritzburg06:28 am05:36 pm11:07 hours
Durban06:26 am05:33 pm11:07 hours
Richards Bay06:21 am05:30 pm11:10 hours


International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:49 am08:31 pm14:42 hours
New York (USA)06:05 am07:54 pm13:49 hours
Sydney (Australia)06:31 am05:27 pm10:55 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:41 am06:19 pm12:39 hours
Moscow (Russia)05:02 am08:05 pm15:03 hours
Shanghai (China)05:19 am06:37 pm13:19 hours
Helsinki (Finland)05:34 am09:14 pm15:39 hours