What is the best time to visit South Africa?

The best travel time South Africa entirely depends on the plans you might have. The seasons in the continent are reversed compared to European seasons. Summer in Europe means winter has arrived in South Africa. Yet South Africa doesn’t have guaranteed bad weather in July and August, if there is any at all. South African winter months see little rain and can be quite dry. You could say good weather is therefore guaranteed. The dryness and sunshine make it fairly easy to spot wild animals. If you want to meet the big five, then this is the best time to travel. Read more about the climate and weather in South Africa.

Best travel time to visit South Africa

Below you can find the average temperatures in South Africa. South Africa has moderate temperatures throughout the year. May to August is winter in South Africa, which means the evenings and nights are cooler, but with moderate temperatures during the day.

Month Max. Min.
January 37 ℃ 20 ℃
February 36 ℃ 20 ℃
March 32 ℃ 16 ℃
April 30 ℃ 10 ℃
May 30 ℃ 8 ℃
June 28 ℃ 5 ℃
July 28 ℃ 5 ℃
August 30 ℃ 5 ℃
Septembre 32 ℃ 10 ℃
October 34 ℃ 15 ℃
November 35 ℃ 15 ℃
December 37 ℃ 20 ℃

Best travel time to visit the Kruger Park

5 reasons to visit Kruger National ParkThe world-famous Kruger Park has a savannah climate. This means warm days all year round. The average temperature is around 30 degrees throughout the year.  The winter months see little rain and has a dry period. If you prefer not to have rain during your safari, May to September is your best time. There is relatively little rain and the temperatures are pleasant for going out. For example, in July the temperature is 24 degrees centigrade on average, with only one day of rain per year. During the European winter it’s very hot in the Kruger Parks, albeit with a higher chance of rain.

Best time to travel while staying at accommodation in the Kruger Park

Are you still looking for accommodation at the Kruger Park in South Africa? Do not look any further and book your dream home with Homes of Africa. Homes of Africa offers affordable luxury holiday villas where you can stay with your family. The holiday homes are located on permanently guarded estate. Each house has a beautiful view and comes with a private pool. Irrespective of the view, the house is only a 3-minute drive from Hoedspruit. This tourist village is the safari capital and is located at the entrance to the world-famous Kruger Park.  The location of the holiday villas ensure you will have wild animals passing your villa on a regular basis. No need to be afraid though, as these animals are all harmless.  Think giraffes or zebras. And if you’re lucky they will drop by during the dry period to take a sip from your private pool. That’ll make a holiday in a Homes of Africa accommodation an experience you’ll never forget!

When you will book a Homes of Africa accommodation, you will stay near the Kruger Park in the touristic village of Hoedspruit. The luxurious Homes of Africa holiday homes offer you a splendid view on the Drakenbergen. There is no ultimate season to visit us. Pleasant temperatures can be enjoyed all year round. During the African winter you can enjoy days without rain and temperatures above 25 degrees centigrade. The African summer will rise temperatures to above 30 degrees centigrade. The only drawback to the African summer is that there may be a bigger chance of rain during your stay in South Africa.

Best time to travel for Johannesburg

When travelling to South Africa, you may want to explore more than just Hoedspruit. Your journey will most probably start in Johannesburg. This city is located at Highveld on 1.700 meters above sea level. In July, during the African winter, temperatures in Johannesburg may fall below freezing point. It’s always sunny during the day. It might be useful to pack an extra sweater when you’re staying in Johannesburg for a couple of days. There’s hardly any rain during August and September which makes it the best time to travel to Johannesburg.