When to Visit South Africa

Read the below travel guides to find the best time to visit South Africa.

Best Time To Visit South Africa

Best Time To Visit South Africa

South Africa is an incredibly diverse country — one that has escaped the notice of many a traveler in the past. From the extremely cosmopolitan Cape Town, to the raw natural beauty of the Karoo Desert, South Africa is chock–full of adventures...Read more

South Africa in January: Weather, Tips & Endless Sunshine

South Africa in January: Weather, Tips & Endless Sunshine

While snow blankets much of the Northern Hemisphere, South Africa in January is a summer paradise. Pristine beaches, unspoiled landscapes, world-class wine and unmatched hospitality have all become synonymous with this unique destination, and they are bes...Read more

South Africa in February: Hikes and Beaches

South Africa in February: Hikes and Beaches

If you are looking to visit South Africa in February, you are in for a treat. Expect glorious sunshine, moderate-to-warm temperatures and welcoming waters during your stay in the country at this time of year. As February falls during the country’s s...Read more

South Africa in March: Weather, Tips and More

South Africa in March: Weather, Tips and More

As summer draws to a close, South Africa in March promises some of the best weather conditions of the year with lots of sunshine to accompany spectacular scenery. The country’s usually parched savannah starts bursting with life during this month and...Read more

South Africa in April: Start of Safari Season

South Africa in April: Start of Safari Season

Looking for the best season to visit South Africa? April is a strong contender. With warm temperatures and 12 hours of sunshine a day, this is a great month to visit South Africa. It is warm enough to feel like a holiday, yet cool enough to enjoy excursio...Read more

South Africa in May: Weather, Tips & Surfing

South Africa in May: Weather, Tips & Surfing

Whether you love a holiday by the ocean, enjoy hiking or prefer taking in the wonders of nature in a relaxed atmosphere, a trip to South Africa in May has something for everyone. It is an ideal month to dive into an ocean full of sharks, take to the waves...Read more

South Africa in June: Safaris and Festivals

South Africa in June: Safaris and Festivals

Given its location in the subtropical zone of the Southern Hemisphere, South Africa is a great destination to visit at almost any time of the year. That being said, South Africa in June offers bright and beautiful sunshine and balmy, lower-average tempera...Read more

South Africa in July: Safaris and Celebrations

South Africa in July: Safaris and Celebrations

If you are looking for a vacation destination that offers a little bit of everything, South Africa is a great choice. In July, the weather is sunny but the temperatures aren't scorching, making it perfect to get outside and go on a safari or check out so...Read more

South Africa in August: Weather, Tips & Whale Watching

South Africa in August: Weather, Tips & Whale Watching

As winter starts to loosen its grip on the country, the weather in South Africa in August takes a turn for the better. Long, sunny days start to beat the crisp morning chill and the usually stormy Cape Town also sees light at the end of the tunnel. The te...Read more

South Africa in September: Safari Holiday in Dry Weather

South Africa in September: Safari Holiday in Dry Weather

As the start of South Africa’s spring, September is a great time to visit this beautiful country. A peak season for both safari and whale-watching, there are plenty of things to enjoy in September. In terms of weather, you can expect near-constant s...Read more

South Africa in October: Weather, Tips & Beach Fun

South Africa in October: Weather, Tips & Beach Fun

Spring is a great time to visit any country and South Africa is no exception. The month of October is when spring ends and summer starts in this part of the world, and traveling to South Africa in October means enjoying warm temperatures that are not ove...Read more

South Africa in November: Weather, Tips & Wildlife Safaris

South Africa in November: Weather, Tips & Wildlife Safaris

From wildlife watching to urban sightseeing and beachy weather, South Africa is a land of unparalleled natural beauty and thrilling activities. And if you want to enjoy the warm, calm and pleasant weather before it gets too crowded, visiting South Africa...Read more

South Africa in December: Weather, Tips & Beach Fun

South Africa in December: Weather, Tips & Beach Fun

If you are looking to fly south for winter and soak up some sun, you might be interested in traveling to South Africa in December. With spring having just left the land bursting with greenery, this is a great time to take in the sights and sounds of local...Read more

Winter in South Africa: Top 5 Destinations

Winter in South Africa: Top 5 Destinations

Winter in South Africa is anything but freezing cold. In some places, especially if you travel to the Western Cape you may experience rainy days and slightly chilly nights during the winter, and you may see some snow in the mountainous regions like Golde...Read more

Summer in South Africa: Weather Tips and Top Destinations

Summer in South Africa: Weather Tips and Top Destinations

South Africa’s landscapes, cities and wildlife are as diverse as the people who live there, making this rainbow nation a truly spectacular travel destination. Summer in South Africa is busy, with local and foreign tourists holidaying, attracted by t...Read more

Best Time to Visit Kruger National Park

Best Time to Visit Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is the jewel in the crown of South Africa’s national parks and no trip to South Africa is complete without a visit. Not only is it one of the oldest reserves on the continent but it is also one of the best organized and bes...Read more

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