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South Africa in 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 = 73°F
  • Night time minimum temperature = 43°F
  • 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 64 degrees
  • Rain can put a dampener on seaside activities in Cape Town and parts of the Garden Route.

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