South Africa Weather
South Africa enjoys a temperate and pleasant climate, with warm sunny days most of the year. Let us not forget that South Africa is famous for her sunshine after all.
Summer runs from December to February, when most of the country is characterised by warm to hot weather. Winter runs from June to August, when most of the country has mild days and cool to cold evenings.
As with the rest of the World, South Africa's weather has become rather unpredictable with climate change; it is always best to be prepared when travelling around the country.
Cape Town Weather
Cape Town has a more Mediterranean based climate, with hot and dry summer and cool and wet winters.
Summers in and around Cape Town offer long hot days with temperatures sitting anywhere between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius while evenings are balmy. Summer and Autumn are the most popular seasons for travel here.
Cape Town traditionally is a winter rainfall region; it is during this time that cold fronts blast past the Cape with high winds and heavy rain. The days before and after the cold fronts are very pleasant with little to no clouds and very little wind, temperatures over these days are generally in the late teens and early twenties.
Kruger National Park Weather
Summer in the Kruger National Park is characterised by hot, humid and sunny days that are often broken by late afternoon thunderstorms. It is not uncommon for daytime temperatures to go over the 40 degree Celsius mark.
Summer offers the best for birding and viewing all the newborn wildlife.
Winter is without question the most popular season for travelling in and around the Kruger National Park, days are warm and the evenings are on the coolish side but nothing extreme.
Winter offers better chances of seeing wildlife as they tend to gather around water while the bush thins out due to lack of rain.
Madikwe Game Reserve Weather
Madikwe has a similar weather pattern as to that of the Kruger National Park albeit dryer and with a slightly higher average temperature.
Summer days can be sweltering while the nights remain rather balmy, afternoon thunderstorms quite often break the heat of the day. Summer is best for birdlife and general wildlife sightings.
Winters in the Madikwe offer up rather pleasant daytime temperatures while nights can get down to just above freezing. Warm clothing is a must when travelling here in winter.
Madikwe winters are the best for wildlife sightings and the best months being May through to September.
South Africa Weather Websites
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South Africa Weather Apps
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