We are hoping to spend a month in SA during August and would like some info on recent years' weather patterns. The plan is to start off in Cape Town and explore that area then drive the garden route to Port Elizabeth, go on safari for a few days and visit the wine lands. We are a couple in our 50s, have travelled extensively independently but not been to SA before. The possibility of lots of rain is a concern. Any thoughts on this, how long to take over each part of the itinerary and which game parks have good sightings in August, would be very welcome.