Climate in Kruger National Park (Eastern Cape), South Africa

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Climate data from: Phalaborwa, South Africa (167 KM, 104 Miles).

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

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Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

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Weather Forecasts for Kruger National Park (Eastern Cape)

TUE   Oct 04
42°C | 23°C
E 28 kmph
WED   Oct 05
39°C | 22°C
E 24 kmph
0.1 mm
Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy

THU   Oct 06
42°C | 21°C
ENE 24 kmph

The best time of year to visit Kruger National Park in South Africa

The climate of the national Kruger park is subtropical. There is a rainy and dry season which means summers are very wet, winters extremely dry. The chance of rain in the winter months is very small and the sun shines almost constant during this period. The temperature differences between winter and summer are not big during the day, but at night there are reasonable differences. In winter it can really cool down at night.

The best time to go to Kruger Park is in the dry winter. Due to the drought, the vegetation is less dense and high, which makes it easier to spot animals. In addition, the temperatures are more pleasant for humans and animals, which translates into more wildlife activity which is especially noticeable in the morning.

During the month of July you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 26 degrees Celsius (79°F).
Kruger National Park has warm temperatures year round ranging between 26°C (78°F) and 34°C (93°F). The best time to visit is during the drier months: April, May, June, July, August and September.

Other facts from our historical climate data:

  • Does Kruger National Park have a dry season?
    Yes, the months May, June, July and August are very dry.
  • Which is the warmest month in Kruger National Park?
    January has an average maximum temperature of 34°C (93°F) and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Kruger National Park?
    The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 26°C (79°F).
  • Which is the wettest month in Kruger National Park?
    January tops the wettest month list with 99mm (3.9in) of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Kruger National Park?
    June is the driest month with 5mm (0.2in) of precipitation.

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