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Best Time To Visit South Africa

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Best Time To Visit South Africa

Although South Africa is a year-round destination, there are some specific times of the year when you can experience the safari in the best possible way.

So, this article will elaborate on the concepts of the best time to visit South Africa.

The best period to visit South Africa is from May through September. Winter mornings and nights are cold. May and September are all great.

High season - South Africa welcomes most of its visitors during the summer months, from November to March, taking into account its location in the southern hemisphere.

Shoulder season - spring and autumn are the two shoulder seasons for tourism in South Africa, where a lot of tourists still flock to its shores.

Low season - winters are usually considered the low tourist season, between May and September, although it is the ideal weather for some areas.

The temperature during Different Seasons

  Travel Season  Min/ Max Temp. Season
Summer 20-30 C Warm and Sunny
Winter 11-30 C Mild and Pleasant
Spring 16-20 C Mild and Pleasant

All this information can vary depending on particular weather conditions.

South Africa safari High vs. Low Season

High Season Low Season
June to August November to April
Safari cost high Safari cost low
Book in Advance No need to book in advance
Cool and dry weather Hot with some rainy weather 
Vast animals to spot Very rare animals to spot

No matter in which season you are visiting South Africa, South Africa will never disappoint you. You will definitely return with some amazing experiences and life-long memories.

Month-by-month Guide

When To Travel South Africa

  • Best
  • Good
  • Mixed
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC


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