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South Africa in July

July

July is superb for safari, with excellent visibility and wildlife clustering around waterholes – meanwhile, on the Western Cape coast, pregnant female whales are giving birth close to shore.

What's the weather going to be like in South Africa in July?

  • Days are sunny and mild, while nights are clear and cold
  • It’s the second month of dry season in northern and eastern parks and reserves
  • Temperatures reach approximately 15 degrees by midday, dropping to zero overnight
  • It’s cool enough to pack plenty of warm layers.

What are the highlights of visiting South Africa in July?

  • Safari in South Africa is amazing all year round
  • The weather is absolutely ideal for general game viewing and walking safaris
  • The dry season’s clear skies provide excellent visibility in national parks and reserves
  • Mosquito numbers are small in dry areas
  • In the north and east of South Africa, water supplies are low and animals cluster around scarce water sources
  • On the coast of the Western Cape, the whale watching season begins – sightings of southern right whales are particularly good from Plettenberg Bay and Hermanus, as pregnant females approach the shores to give birth
  • Snorkelling enthusiasts can enjoy watching the sardine run
  • Good visibility in safari areas makes for superb photo opportunities.
  • Knysna hosts its annual Oyster festival.

Any lowlights?

  • Many safari properties book up quickly, so we advise booking in advance
  • Evenings can get very chilly in some places, or not as warm as some travellers expect – for example, evening temperatures in Cape Town average 11 degrees
  • Water temperatures can be a bit nippy for snorkelling, shark cage diving, and other aquatic activities.

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