South Africa in June

June

June is the start of dry season and one of the best months for safari in many of South Africa’s parks and reserves – and if you visit the Cape, you might witness the whale migration as it arrives into Hermanus.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 23°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 6°C
  • Average rainfall = 3mm
  • Average daylight = 10 hours

WHAT’S THE WEATHER GOING TO BE LIKE IN SOUTH AFRICA IN JUNE?

  • Mornings are chilly, and evenings can get pretty cold
  • In northern and eastern areas, it’s the beginning of the dry season
  • Temperatures are cooler than May, and decreasing throughout the month
  • Now it’s winter, we recommend warm layers, especially for morning and evening game drives.

WHAT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF VISITING SOUTH AFRICA IN JUNE?

  • Safari in South Africa is superb all year round
  • It’s less expensive to visit Cape Town
  • June is one of the best months for wildlife viewing, especially in the Kruger National Park and surrounding reserves
  • There are very few mosquitoes in drier areas
  • A lot of wildlife starts to congregate around scarce water sources
  • The Cape’s whale migration begins this month
  • The bushscape of the Kruger is full of orange and brown colours, while the Western Cape and Garden Route regions are lush and green
  • Impressive concentrations of wildlife around waterholes make for amazing photo opportunities.

ANY LOWLIGHTS?

  • It’s worth booking in advance to ensure you’re able to stay at your first-choice accommodation
  • Some parks and reserves can feel crowded, as a lot of families travel to South Africa this month
  • Temperatures in Cape Town can struggle to reach 18 degrees
  • Rain can put a dampener on seaside activities in Cape Town and parts of the Garden Route.

RECOMMENDED SAFARIS TO SOUTH AFRICA IN JUNE