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Cape Town Winter - How to stay warm

In 2023 Cape Town had some of the coldest weather to date. A study was done by the University of Wits.

The world is warming up. But, cold days are still around.

Wits University says we'll see fewer cold days. Yet, they'll surprise us when they do happen.

Winter can be hard, especially with power cuts. Staying warm is key.

Their study? Cold snaps in South Africa are less frequent and shorter.

But, being ready is still important. Stay warm!

Every South African realised how important it was to stay warm. So here is Cape Air's Guide to staying warm this coming winter.

Staying Warm in Winter: The Basics

Looking at the basics of staying warm:

  1. Dress Warmly: Wear thermal clothes, jerseys, and closed shoes. Cover up to keep the cold out.

  2. Seal Your Home: Close windows and use thick curtains. Block gaps in doors and windows to keep heat in.

  3. Be Active: Move around more to stay warm, even indoors.

  4. Stay Informed: Keep up with load-shedding schedules and weather updates to plan for warm meals and safe indoor activities.

But when it comes to having a solid heating system in your house. This is the VITAL to your day-to-day comfort. Nothing like a warm, cosy room. Maybe a hot glass of tea too.

Cape Air's got you covered - From all budget sizes.


Winter Warmth Essentials:

  • Samsung Wind-Free™: Luxury heating. High-End. R20k-R25k. Perfect comfort.

  • Midea Blanc: Budget-friendly warmth. Economical. R8k-R12k. Solid comfort.

  • Daikin Altherma: Green, premium heat. Top-tier. R30k-R35k. Ultimate comfort.

  • LG Artcool: Stylish efficiency. Mid-Range. R15k-R20k. Great comfort.

Pick, install, and stay cozy. Winter, sorted!

Heating Systems for Winter

Finding the right heating system is crucial for staying warm during the South African winter. Whether you're on a tight budget or looking to invest in a high-end system, there's a variety of options available.

Here's a closer look at specific models from renowned brands, categorized by budget, price range, and their effectiveness in providing comfort and warmth.

Winter storm

Samsung Wind-Free™ Mini Split

Innovative and Luxurious: Samsung's Wind-Free™ technology offers efficient heating without the harshness of direct airflow, ensuring a comfortable environment. It's whisper-quiet and energy-efficient, appealing to those who value innovation and sustainability.

  • Budget: High-End

  • Price Range: R20,000 - R25,000

  • Comfort Rating: 5/5 - Exceptional heating and comfort in winter.

Midea Blanc Wall Split

Affordable Quality: The Midea Blanc Wall Split provides a cost-effective heating solution without compromising on performance. It features an energy-saving mode and straightforward installation, making it ideal for budget-conscious buyers seeking dependable warmth.

  • Budget: Friendly

  • Price Range: R8,000 - R12,000

  • Comfort Rating: 4/5 - Reliable and efficient heating for its price.


Daikin Altherma

Sustainable Heating: Daikin's Altherma system is designed for those prioritizing eco-friendliness and high performance. This heating pump system is an investment in your home's long-term comfort, offering low energy consumption and flexible installation options.

  • Budget: High-End

  • Price Range: R30,000 - R35,000

  • Comfort Rating: 5/5 - Superior comfort with sustainable technology.

LG Artcool

Elegance Meets Efficiency: The LG Artcool series stands out for its design and functionality, providing efficient heating with a touch of style. It's perfect for those who want their heating system to complement their home's aesthetic.

  • Budget: Mid-Range

  • Price Range: R15,000 - R20,000

  • Comfort Rating: 4.5/5 - Stylish and effective, offering great value for mid-range budgets.


Each of these options offers a unique set of features tailored to different needs and budgets. Whether you prioritize eco-friendliness, budget, or design, there's a heating system out there to keep you comfortably warm through the winter months.


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