South Africa is often described as a ‘world in one country’, offering an unrivalled variety of experiences thanks to its diverse landscapes. This is the home of world-class safaris, cultural activities and outdoor adventure, with everything from whale watching and wine tasting to bush walks and battlefield tours.
When to go
South Africa is a great year-round destination. Between November and February, the weather in the Cape is warm and sunny, which coincides with peak South African tourism which means areas are more crowded. It should be noted that at this time northern parts of South Africa experience more rainfall than at other times of the year.
For bespoke South Africa safari holidays, the ideal time to visit is during the cooler winter months from May to September, which is typically sunny and rain-free. For those interested in whale-watching, June to November is best.
If you’re still wondering when to visit South Africa, have a chat to one of our experts and they’ll help you work out when is best for you to visit.
To see our month by month guide on the best times to visit South Africa, click here.
How to Book a South Africa Holiday
Take a look at our recommended South Africa safari itineraries and hand-picked South Africa lodges, camps and hotels for a bit of inspiration to get you started.
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