Phalaborwa is said to have a subtropical climate. The summers are hot and humid while the winters are cool and dry. Night time temperature can be a little chilly but days are pleasant during the winters. Most of the rainfall is seen during the summers.
The best time to visit Phalaborwa is during the months of May – October. From May to August, the weather will be cool but during the months of September and October, the weather is pleasant and there is hardly any rainfall thus reducing the risk of malaria and other diseases.