Weather in Kruger National Park and which clothes to pack.

Weather in Kruger National Park and which clothes to pack.This blog provides the average weather when visiting Kruger National Park and what clothes to pack based on this. You will need a jump suit set and a beanie for the cool morning and evening game drives. The wind on a game drive can be cold in winter. You can go with something like a cargo short and a short sleeve t-shirt midday, when it is warmer. In summer it is very hot and short sleeves will be best. Always pack a light jersey for the cloudy days. The weather changes from time to time during the day. When you have booked for the summer months that has a lot of rain, get yourself a waterproof jacket or a rain coat. Then you are prepared for when it starts to rain. The safari vehicles have waterproof roofs for the sun, however wear a poncho or raincoat to block the light rain drop splattering that can come from the sides.

The dry season months are the following:

April marks the end of summer and is a transitional month. The mornings are cool down to 12°C/54°F and the afternoons are increase to 27°C /81°F.

June, July and August: Morning game drives are in open safari vehicles, so it will be cold. We recommend that you pack warm clothes. The average temperature in the morning is (10°C/50° F). The day temperature is (26°C/79°F).

September mornings are less cold (14°C/57°F). The heat begins in the afternoon (29°C/84°F) and then rain can occur. Rain may be delayed until November some years.

Wet season months are as follows:

October & November will start getting warmer and it will start to rain more often, mostly in the afternoon. 18°C/64°F is the morning temperature and afternoon (31°C/88°F).

December, January & February are the hottest and wettest months. The day temperatures are around 32°C/90°F and can be uncomfortable (40°C/104°F).

March & April the rainfall ends and the temperature slowly decreases. The nights get a bit chilly, however are still pleasant at about 18°C/61°F. Daytime temperatures are around 30°C/64°F.

To summarize

Average Maximum Temperature for Kruger National Park for months of the year

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
33°C 31°C 31°C 29°C 27°C 25°C 25°C 27°C 29°C 30°C 31°C 32°C
91°F 88°F 88°F 84°F 81°F 77°F 77°F 81°F 84°F 86°F 88°F 90°F

Average Minimum Temperature for Kruger National Park for months of the year

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
21°C 20°C 19°C 16°C 11°C 6°C 7°C 9°C 13°C 18°C 18°C 20°C
70°F 68°F 66°F 61°F 52°F 43°F 45°F 48°F 55°F 61°F 64°F 68°F
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
93mm 93mm 68mm 37mm 14mm 11mm 12mm 9mm 26mm 43mm 66mm 94mm

Average Rainfall for Kruger national park

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
93mm 93mm 68mm 37mm 14mm 11mm 12mm 9mm 26mm 43mm 66mm 94mm

 

Herewith a recommended clothes list based on season:

-Summer

  1. Sun hat and sun screen
  2. Short sleeve clothes
  3. Raincoat
  4. Jersey
  5. Hiking boots/tekkies

-Winter

  1. Sun hat and sun screen
  2. Warm jacket
  3. Long sleeve clothes
  4. Beanie
  5. Thin jersey
  6. Short sleeve underneath warm clothes.
  7. Hiking boots/tekkies

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