November through December:The summer months in Kruger Park are very hot and humid with either continual rains or occasional afternoon thundershowers. Many young animals are born during this time.
November Temperature: (+/-) 16 - 32 °C
December Temperature: (+/-) 18 - 34 °C
January to April:These are normally drier months with very hot days. Bird watchers can enjoy the array of migratory birds during this period.
January Temperature: (+/-) 18 - 34 °C
February Temperature: (+/-) 18 - 33 °C
March Temperature: (+/-) 18 - 33 °C
April:This is Kruger Park's autumn period and the vegetation starts changing from thick lush green bush to a slightly sparser browning bush. The temperatures start cooling down at night but daytime is still warm. Scattered thunder showers can be experienced in the afternoons.
April Temperature: (+/-) 13 - 28 °C
May to June:Cold temperatures are experienced at night and at dawn during our winter months. The vegetation becomes totally brown and trees start losing leaves. Visibility during game drives is enhanced due to sparser vegetation.
May Temperature: (+/-) 13 - 28 °C
June Temperature: (+/-) 9 - 26 °C
July to August:This period is very dry in the bush with very cold night temperatures and therefore chilly during the early morning and late afternoon game drives. Game viewing is generally fantastic as the visibility is good and the game is concentrated around any water source. July to October is the end of the dry season and the malaria-carrying mosquitoes are dormant.
July Temperature: (+/-) 9 - 26 °C
August Temperature: (+/-) 12 -28 °C
September to October: Spring is the height of the dry season with hot dry winds and colourless, sparse vegetation. Because the rivers and dams are low, high concentrations of game can be viewed at these areas and game viewing in general is good. The first rains may start towards the end of October and the signs of spring and a new wet season are evident.