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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.

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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