South Africa in September

September

September boasts great visibility, with grasses grazed down in safari areas and wildlife gathering around a few water sources – and sightings of black-maned lions are a huge highlight within the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 27°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 12°C
  • Average rainfall = 26mm
  • Average daylight = 11.5 hours

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

  • It can feel chilly during early mornings and evenings, whereas days feel pleasant
  • It’s still dry season in northern and eastern regions
  • Temperatures are beginning to rise, reaching an average of 22 degrees in Kruger National Park
  • We recommend light layers for day wear and something warmer for nights.

WHAT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF VISITING SOUTH AFRICA IN SEPTEMBER?

  • Availability of properties is generally good
  • There aren’t many mosquitoes about
  • Vegetation is grazed down in northern and eastern safari areas, making for amazing opportunities to see wildlife
  • It’s a terrific time to visit the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, and to look out for black-maned lions
  • The Western Cape is breathtakingly beautiful with blooming flowers
  • Superb visibility results in fabulous wildlife photos.
  • The Hermanus Whale Festival takes place in September in celebration of the migration of Southern Right Whales and other marine wildlife.

ANY LOWLIGHTS?

  • Rates in Cape Town begin to rise this month
  • There are lots of other travellers in all our safari and coast destinations.

RECOMMENDED SAFARIS TO SOUTH AFRICA IN SEPTEMBER