Best Time to Visit South Africa
The answer to this question could be July to September or Feb to
April. It all depends on what you want to do. If you are coming to
South Africa for a wildlife safari, then July to September are
best. If you are visiting Cape Town, then Feb to April are
Here are the four main attractions for visitors to South
THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
If you are coming to South Africa for a wildlife safari, you
should visit the Kruger Park. Well known worldwide for it's
magnificent wildlife, featuring the Big Five Animals, and a wide
variety of excellent accommodation.
Park is best visited between July and September, preferably
August and September, as the weather is a little warmer. This helps
for those early morning or late evening game drives. The bush is
also not overgrown nor the climate too hot, like in the summer
months. This makes for excellent game viewing.
Summary: August and September are Best
Sun City is the mega African themed resort which is a must see
if you are going to be in the north of South Africa. Combining this
trip with a Kruger
Park safari is popular amongst visitors. The same dates apply
to Sun City as with Kruger. August and September are best.
A trip to South Africa without making it down to the mother city
would not be complete. Cape Town offers such a rich African
experience with it's diversity and variety of activities. August
however is the rainy month and you'll land up spending more time on
wine estates than at the beach, not always a bad thing.
We would recommend September if you are trying to combine a trip
with a Kruger Park
safari. Otherwise the best months to visit Cape Town are Feb to
April. The vast majority of tourists leave in January, making for
less crowded beaches, restaurants and attractions in general.
Summary: September with a Safari or Feb to April for prime
GARDEN ROUTE & WHALE WATCHING
The Southern Right Whales visit the coastline of the Garden Route
region of South Africa. Only a few hours drive outside of Cape Town
and you are in one of the most naturally beautiful parts of South
Whale watching is best in August and September, which ties in
perfectly with a wildlife safari. Exquisite properties like Birkenhead
House provide luxurious accommodation and a unique coastal
Planning a trip to South Africa may leave you feeling confused.
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