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Kruger National Park – Best time to go

Best time to visit Kruger National Park

Spring Season

The spring months of September and October are bone dry with hot, dry winds and sparse vegetation. By the end of October or November the spring rains start, bringing more humidity and turning the vegetation green. 

Summer Season

Summer is the rainy season in Kruger National Park, turning the warm weather balmy and the vegetation lush and green. While the dense vegetation makes it more difficult to spot animals, you are likely to see baby animals, especially in November and December. 

Autumn Season

The cooling autumn months see more rain, but the changing vegetation offers up a kaleidoscope of brilliant colours that is unforgettable. Scattered thunderstorms may occur in the afternoons and evenings start to get cool. 

Winter Season

The dry winter season of June to August in Kruger National Park means vegetation is low and less dense and animals easier to spot. There is very little rain during these months and the days are sunny and comfortable, although mornings and evenings can be chilly. 

Favourite Season

The dry winter and spring months of June through October are the best months for viewing wildlife in Kruger National Park, as the vegetation is low and sparse and the dry conditions see the animals migrating to the watering holes. 

Best times to visit

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Average weather in January

Good travel weather

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Kruger National Park
27ºC
93mm

Average weather in February

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Kruger National Park
26ºC
93mm

Average weather in March

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Kruger National Park
25ºC
68mm

Average weather in April

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23ºC
37mm

Average weather in May

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20ºC
14mm

Average weather in June

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16ºC
11mm

Average weather in July

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Kruger National Park
17ºC
12mm

Average weather in August

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Kruger National Park
18ºC
9mm

Average weather in September

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Kruger National Park
21ºC
26mm

Average weather in October

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Kruger National Park
23ºC
43mm

Average weather in November

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Kruger National Park
24ºC
66mm

Average weather in December

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Kruger National Park
26ºC
94mm