South Africa's Kruger National Park, Seasons, Travel

South Africa's climate allows for a sunny break at any time of the year. However, the demands on your clothes may vary depending on the destination, so be prepared!

That you're going to spend a lot of time outdoors and always in the summer, bring a hat to protect from the scorching sun pretty. Recommended lightweight summer clothing cotton as daytime temperature usually ranges between 25-30 degrees Celsius.

Within a short period of January to mid-March, the temperature sometimes reaches 35 degrees. During this period, overnight can be as hot. On the Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, it does not rain to cool the air. You may or may not want to bring a bathing suit. In South Africa, there are a few topless and nude beaches, but on the whole nudity – it is still frowned.

Further inland is often in the afternoon or evening thunderstorm. In fact, rain can be quite strong, so the coat is advisable. warm summer evenings usually decreases, and only light jacket required.

In the winter months (May to October) the sun shines almost every day. Day temperature ranges from 17 to 22 degrees Celsius. Evenings can be very cold. In Johannesburg Gauteng, as is known, the temperature dropped to zero.

The temperature of the early and late day is also too cold. Still, South Africa – this is not the country where the trees are. Usually, on the sunniest days of winter pants and jersey – everything you could possibly need. In the Mediterranean area along the south-western Cape winter wet.

Because winter temperatures do not justify the presence of the central heating of buildings and houses Europeans winter visitors can assume more stringent than in South Africans. We have become accustomed to the cold around us and, if necessary, easy to apply more layers. Only in the last couple of years in some of the houses have floor heating. In Johannesburg, sometimes in winter, and in the Cape in the afternoon the wind is quite cold wind, so bring along some windproof clothes.


The first month of the year is characterized by lush vegetation, which was established early summer rains. The grass is usually very long, especially along the riverside vegetation. At this time, are born large herbivores, such as kudu, zebra and Uoterbak, dense vegetation can hide their young while they are browsing around. The temperature can soar in the late thirties Celsius, but often in the late afternoon thunderstorms bring greetings from the heat. The game is distributed because the abundance of water and good grazing.


Considered to be one of the warmest months of summer thickets, February is characterized by the fact that animals are moved only when cold. We begin game discs later and often wake up early in order to avoid threatening the sun's rays. The chances of a storm are not as large as in January, and at this time of year the heat is drier. The overall color of the reserve is still green, but the vegetation is thick


Heat slightly reduced by the end of March and the probability of rain at this time of year less. Young animals of different animals, born at the beginning of the summer, now has strong legs and better staffed in salvation from predators. The flow of sand is still good, and the animal is usually available natural water.


April brings with it a change of the year and often, when passing very short bush autumn. The water in the pan a little dry, and most of the animals will begin to rely more on the river sand. The temperature is quite pleasant, but the day may Var & # 39; iravatstsa the evening cool. Teak and crest round leaves are starting to change color from green to yellow and brown.


This month – a watershed year and a & # 39 is the final in the transition from summer to winter. The temperature difference between day and night is more pronounced in the evening require warmer clothes, but the days are usually very pleasant. Groundwater begin to dry up and the game begins to focus closer to the river. This leads to the fact that predators are moving to your favorite water points forward to a successful ambush. Deciduous trees begin to lose their leaves and bush has a more open attitude to this. Visibility is improved, and it is possible to look further into the bush from the road.


Winter is now upon us; when leaving in the morning is better to "dress in stripes." The temperature will increase by at least ten degrees Celsius from the time when you will drive on the disk until the return. In the evening, you need to take the necessary extra clothing to avoid temperature drops. the flow of sand begins to slow down, and most of the animals gather around the deeper pools on the river to quench their thirst. View predator at this time of the year in the best case, the lack of vegetation and by water points facilitate monitoring and staying big cats.
Cooler days often lead to the fact that cats are moving during the day in search of prey, and a lot of killing was witnessed in broad daylight.


In July a lot like June, the only difference lies in the fact that it is more dry, and animals such as the white rhino and Cape buffalo, every day going to the river to drink. Elephants leave only in the evening the riverbed, when cool, spending the day feeding on lush vegetation left.
At the end of the month it begins to warm up slightly during the day, but the evenings are still cold.


August is much older than a month, the day the temperature rises, and although the nights are still cold, the days are very pleasant. There are many regular visitors Malamaly evaluating August as the best time of year to look at the animals. Grass is now golden brown and tends to thin out a lot.


September – a month of great contrasts, the bush is still dry, but many trees are beginning to blossom; brilliant red weeping drilling bean, yellow trees or a combination of white and yellow Transvaalnay gardenia. All these souls are shining over the fact that for the bush is very dry month. Last winter shiver spent, and days can once again become hot. Overview continues to be exceptional due to the lack of water and sparse ground cover.


Bushveld waiting for the rain waiting for days, enough warm days to create a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Storms usually do not bring a lot of rain, but certainly enough to start early growth of the bush and blush fresh green color. Trees generally have lost their bloom, green leaves and new shoots. fun giraffe, kudu and other browsers.


These days are warm and the day – more chances. General view of the bush is now green and the grass begins to stick together, it will attract growers, such as zebra, buffalo and Gnuk. The flow of sand will also increase and will become more stable.

Many migratory birds arrive to take advantage of the summer conditions, some of them have arrived from further north in Africa, and some would fly to Europe.
At the end of the month & # 39; will be the arrival of the first lambs of the Impala.


This is a really busy time in the reserve when the lambing Impalav and calf midges start razgarachytstsa. Predators to fully take advantage of the abundance of young animals, and evening full of action. Characteristic Poleski Zimarog come and roll, like the call joins the melodies of songs, since many birds start to build their nests. Welcome thunderstorm accompanied by insects hatches, which birds and mammals to fully enjoy.
Long hot days lead to a lot of traffic on cool evenings, as the animals seem to use this time of plenty.