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When to Visit South Africa

Climate
South Africa’s climate is sunny and temperature throughout the year. Durban and Kwa Zulu Natal have a summer rainfall, and can be extremely hot and humid, so the best time for visiting this area is late summer, the winter or early spring.

Game Viewing Times
The best time for game viewing are the dry winter months – June to September. (as it’s Southern hemisphere) Winter nights can be extremely cold on safari so warm clothes are essential.

Cape Town
Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate, with rains during the winter. So the best time for seeing the Cape and Table Mountain is the summer, which is the months November to March.

Botany and Flowers
The best time for flowers however is springtime, in either August or September. During winter (June – Sept) proteas can be seen growing wild in the Riviers-Onderend and Outeniqua mountains.

Rafting and River Running
Rafting in South Africa is best during the rainy season when the river are at their highest. The rainy season is between December and February.

Whale Watching
Whale watching is best in the winter months which is June to September.