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South Africa in September


September boasts great visibility, with grasses grazed down in safari areas and wildlife gathering around a few water sources.

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

  • It’s still dry season in northern and eastern regions
  • Temperatures are beginning to rise, reaching an average of 72 degrees in Kruger National Park
  • It can feel chilly during early mornings and evenings, whereas days feel pleasant
  • We recommend light layers for day wear and something warmer for nights

What are the highlights of visiting South Africa in September?

  • 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
  • There aren’t many mosquitoes about
  • Vegetation is grazed down in northern and eastern safari areas, making for amazing opportunities to see wildlife
  • Availability of properties is generally good
  • The Hermanus Whale Festival takes place in September in celebration of the migration of Southern Right Whales and other marine wildlife
  • Superb visibility results in fabulous wildlife photos

Any lowlights?

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

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