One of the best times that we recommend going on an African safari is during the winter months between May and October. This is when the grass is shorter, making it easier to spot the wildlife. The weather is also colder and drier at this time of the year, so the animals are more active for longer, with more wildlife congregating around water sources, making game-viewing much more dramatic and interesting. Be sure to bring warm layers of clothing as it can be chilly early in the morning during your game drive, whilst temperatures in the day can rise to approximately 20 degrees Celsius. As winter also marks low season, you may also encounter fewer tourists, providing a more intimate safari experience.
Planning a safari in winter also allows you to discover more of Africa
’s incredible sights, such as whale-watching in Hermanus between June to September.