Climate in Kruger National Park, South Africa

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from nearest weather station: Hoedspruit, South Africa (213 KM, 132 Miles).

Average day and night temperature

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

Monthly precipitation

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

Weather Forecasts for Kruger National Park

MON Oct 25
69°F | 64°F

Patchy rain possible

TUE Oct 26
86°F | 64°F

Patchy rain possible

WED Oct 27
93°F | 70°F

Partly cloudy

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:

  • During the month of June and July you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • The hottest season / summer is in January, February, March, April, October, November and December.
  • The months of January, February and December have a high chance of precipitation.
  • Kruger National Park has dry periods in May, June, July, August and September.
  • The warmest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 31°C (87°F).
  • The coldest month is June with an average maximum temperature of 24°C (75°F).
  • February is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • July is the driest month.
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