When is the best time to go to Kruger National Park

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Kruger National Park, South Africa. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Kruger National Park weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Kruger National Park are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Kruger National Park January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
30°C 82mm 9hrs 14.3hrs

The weather in January in Kruger National Park is characteristically hot and a little damp.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Kruger National Park for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the summer in Kruger National Park and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 33°C (92°F), whilst at night 21°C (71°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Kruger National Park with around 82mm 3.2 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Kruger National Park February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 64mm 8.7hrs 13.7hrs

February in Kruger National Park is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Kruger National Park for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the summer in Kruger National Park and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 33°C (91°F), whilst at night 21°C (70°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Kruger National Park with around 64mm 2.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Kruger National Park March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 53mm 8.6hrs 13hrs

The weather in March in Kruger National Park is characteristically hot, humid and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Kruger National Park for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the fall / autumn in Kruger National Park and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 20°C (68°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Kruger National Park with around 53mm 2.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Kruger National Park April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
27°C 26mm 8.8hrs 12.3hrs

Kruger National Park's weather in April is typically hot, humid and dry in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kruger National Park, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

April is in the fall / autumn in Kruger National Park and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 17°C (62°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Kruger National Park with around 26mm 1 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Kruger National Park May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
25°C 10mm 9.5hrs 11.8hrs

May is a very dry month in Kruger National Park and the temperature is generally warm.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kruger National Park, with some very good weather at this time of year.

May is in the fall / autumn in Kruger National Park and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 28°C (83°F), whilst at night 13°C (55°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Kruger National Park with around 10mm 0.4 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Kruger National Park weather in May »

June

Kruger National Park June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 6mm 9.2hrs 14.3hrs

June is a very dry month in Kruger National Park and the temperature is generally mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kruger National Park, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

June is in the winter in Kruger National Park and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (78°F), whilst at night 9°C (48°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Kruger National Park with around 6mm 0.2 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Kruger National Park weather in June »

July

Kruger National Park July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 8mm 9.5hrs 13.7hrs

July in Kruger National Park is generally very dry with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kruger National Park, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

July is in the winter in Kruger National Park and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (78°F), whilst at night 9°C (49°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Kruger National Park with around 8mm 0.3 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Kruger National Park weather in July »

August

Kruger National Park August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
25°C 9mm 9.8hrs 13hrs

The weather in August in Kruger National Park is characteristically warm and very dry.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kruger National Park, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

August is in the winter in Kruger National Park and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 27°C (81°F), whilst at night 12°C (53°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Kruger National Park with around 9mm 0.4 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Kruger National Park weather in August »

September

Kruger National Park September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
26°C 15mm 9.5hrs 12.3hrs

Kruger National Park's weather in September is typically warm and dry in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kruger National Park, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

September is in the spring in Kruger National Park and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 29°C (85°F), whilst at night 15°C (58°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Kruger National Park with around 15mm 0.6 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 2 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Kruger National Park weather in September »

October

Kruger National Park October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
27°C 44mm 8.8hrs 11.8hrs

October is a reasonably dry month in Kruger National Park and the temperature is generally hot.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Kruger National Park, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

October is in the spring in Kruger National Park and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 17°C (62°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Kruger National Park with around 44mm 1.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Kruger National Park weather in October »

November

Kruger National Park November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 61mm 8.8hrs 14.3hrs

November in Kruger National Park is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Kruger National Park for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the spring in Kruger National Park and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 31°C (88°F), whilst at night 19°C (66°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Kruger National Park with around 61mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Kruger National Park weather in November »

December

Kruger National Park December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 87mm 8.9hrs 13.7hrs

December in Kruger National Park is generally a little damp with the temperature being hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Kruger National Park for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the summer in Kruger National Park and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 20°C (69°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Kruger National Park with around 87mm 3.4 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Kruger National Park weather in December »

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Kruger National Park weather stats

Kruger National Park weather statistics
Hottest month: January 33°C 91.4°F
Driest month: June 6mm 0.2ins
Sunniest month: July 9.5hrs
Coldest month: June 25.2°C 77.4°F
Wettest month: December 87mm 3.4ins
Warmest sea: February 26.6°C 79.9°F
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