Like any vacation destination, when planning a trip to South Africa, it is important to know when is the best time to visit. Make sure to look into the climate, prices, availability of accommodation, among other factors to choose when is the best time for you to visit the beautiful country.
To help you decide when to go to get the most out of your trip; first ask yourself what the most important aspects of your trip will be. Do you plan to go on Safari? May to end of August is a good choice and there are many reasons for this. Being in the Southern hemisphere, South Africa in this time frame is in the middle of their winter. If you go at the right moment in June/July, you might enjoy the experience of a sardine run, Dolphins and any other well-known sea life.
For many us South Africa trips make us think beautiful beaches, or diving into that perfect swimming pool of your hotel or Safari lodge, don’t imagine that it would be too much fun in July (ask someone who knows), don’t try to plan your trip in December or even February. Benefits of going in the South African summer time also includes the possibility to enjoy all the best that the Western Cape has to offer – wine tours, a scenic tour to the top of Table Mountain or a slow walk along the waterfront are a few that spring to mind – and it’s a must to remember all the parks in this area are some of the best you will visit in South Africa these have some of the best Safaris on offer, with most of the benefits of going to one of the larger parks in the north during winter time.
September to April is summer in the northern provinces, and is a wonderful time to visit these places.