Climate in Kruger National Park, South Africa

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from nearest weather station: Skukuza, South Africa (5 KM, 3 Miles).

Average day and night temperature

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

Monthly precipitation

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

Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Weather Forecasts for Kruger National Park

THU Jun 24
30°C | 15°C

Partly cloudy

FRI Jun 25
29°C | 15°C

Partly cloudy

SAT Jun 26
32°C | 16°C


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.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • On average, the temperatures are always high.
  • The months of January, February and December have a high chance of precipitation.
  • Kruger National Park has dry periods in May, June, July and August.
  • The warmest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 33°C (91°F).
  • The coldest month is June with an average maximum temperature of 26°C (79°F).
  • February is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • August is the driest month.
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