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South Africa in November


It’s becoming rainier in most regions, but there’s good visibility of wildlife in most safari regions – and for whale enthusiasts November marks the last month of the year for watching the majestic mammals from the coast.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 27°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 17°C
  • Average rainfall = 115mm
  • Average daylight = 13.5 hours

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

  • Days are warm yet often feature rainfall
  • It’s the beginning of the green season in northern and eastern safari areas
  • Temperatures are on the rise throughout the country
  • It’s rainy enough to pack a waterproof, for wear over light layers.

What are the highlights of visiting South Africa in November?

  • Safari in South Africa is first class throughout the year
  • It’s no longer peak season in the north and east, so availability of properties here is good
  • Rates decrease in northern and eastern parks and reserves
  • Sightings of young wildlife and predators are good during November, before the bush becomes dense
  • Whale enthusiasts can take a terrific trip to the Cape, as this is the last month of the year for watching the majestic mammals from the coast
  • It’s a fantastic time to enjoy a beach break before or after your safari – Cousin Island in the Seychelles is particularly good at this time, as November heralds the start of turtle hatching season
  • Photo opportunities abound, such as young wildlife amidst newly growing vegetation.

Any lowlights?

  • Humidity levels are high during the day
  • Wildlife is more dispersed throughout parks and reserves where rainfall has replenished water sources
  • Mosquitoes become more numerable as rainfall increases.

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