When is the best time of the year to visit?
South Africa doesn't always offer the dry weather and high temperatures of other safari destinations across Africa. However, it is still a year round destinations as different areas across the country are at the best at various points throughout the year. November until February is when Cape Town and the Western Cape has the best chance of beautiful clear sunny days, there are great value safaris available across the Garden route from March through til July, then Kruger and Madikwe offer the best game viewing between July and Oct when the bush is dry and the animals are easier to spot. Our favourite time to visit is either May or September as you still get good shoulder season rates, and the parks can be quieter - whilst the weather is still enjoyable and game viewing is easier.